Welcome to the home page of Copperplate Mail Order, a retail arm of Copperplate Distribution, a company specialising in the best of Irish Traditional Music. Championing Irish musicians who produce their own CDs but who do not have the clout of a record company behind them.

Copperplate Consultants will use its expertise to promote and publicise these titles to the media.

We also focus on the retail side of the business, working hard to ensure titles are in the shops and available to the public.

See the latest additions available from Copperplate Mail Order on the right or browse the full list using search engine on right.

I decided to use my professional expertise to promote good Irish traditional musicians and their music.” “But Al, you have always done that“. Christy Moore

Irish American Times & www.liveireland.com:
Best of the Decade Awards 2010

Trad Promoter of the Decade: Copperplate
Female Newcomer of the Decade: Eilis Kennedy

The Irish Echo, Ceol Column Best of Year

Best Sources for the Top 30 Albums
Check out Copperplate Distribution, run by Alan O’Leary in London, www.copperplatedistribution.com, copperplate68@gmail.com,

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Music in a Breeze of Wind
Traditional Dance Music in West Clare 1870 – 1970 By Barry Taylor
We heartily endorse this labour of love, please contact the author at mibw@eircom.net

Dr Reg Hall has produced 2 X 3CD sets of music he has recorded in London over the past 60 years. It is a masterpiece and well documented with an 80 page booklet to accompany each set. As I said to Reg “You are the only man who could have made this”.

full details of Reg Hall’s 6 cd masterpiece here…

TSCD680T “It was great altogether!” The Continuing Tradition of Irish Music in London

TSCD679T “It was mighty!” The Early Days of Irish Music in London

Reg Hall ‘A Few Tunes of Good Music’ To coincide with the latest two volumes in the Voice of the People series – “It was mighty!” and “It was great altogether!” – we have published Reg Hall’s monumental history of Irish music in London.

The result of over twenty years research and a lifetime of playing Irish music, A Few Tunes of Good Music is a comprehensive history of Irish music and dance in London from 1800 – 1980 and beyond. Much of the material is based upon original interviews and historical research. The book runs to over 1000 pages including many illustrations and a discography.

A Few Tunes of Good Music may be downloaded for free or viewed online here:
Reg Hall ‘A Few Tunes of Good Music’ Copperplate Podcast 198


Link to an interview podcast with fiddler, Seamus Connolly
very interesting and informative podcast audio interview conducted by Josephine Reed with 2013 NEA National Heritage Fellowship winner Séamus Connolly. It is 28 and a half minutes long, but I think it is well worth your time, especially if you enjoy Irish traditional music and, in particular, Irish traditional fiddling.