The Flanagan Brothers were an Irish American band formed in the 1920s which consisted of brothers Michael, Joseph, and Louis Flanagan. Their choice of instruments and related skill gave them a unique sound, which led them to become one of the leading attractions in New York City's Irish dancehalls during the 1920s and 1930s. Subsequently, their phonograph records extended their popularity and fame to Ireland proper and into the homes of Irish emigrants throughout the world. They became a household name among Irish entertainers and were on par with the other great music ambassadors of the time, Michael Coleman and John McCormack.
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1958
Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group, author
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-36468||10-in.||11/17/1926||Paddy in London||Flanagan Brothers||Instrumental trio||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-36469||10-in.||11/17/1926||The Widow McCarty||Flanagan Brothers||Vocal and instrumental ensemble||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-36470||10-in.||11/17/1926||The Flanagans at Dinty Moore's||Flanagan Brothers||Vocal and instrumental ensemble||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-36861||10-in.||10/25/1926||The night Pat Murphy died||Flanagan Brothers||Male vocal duet, with piano||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-36862||10-in.||10/25/1926||The heart of man||Flanagan Brothers||Banjo and guitar duet, with piano||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-36863||10-in.||10/25/1926||Irish delight||Flanagan Brothers||Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-36864||10-in.||10/25/1926||Reconciliation||Flanagan Brothers||Banjo and accordion duet, with piano||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-37082||10-in.||12/28/1926||The blackbird||Flanagan Brothers||Instrumental trio||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-37083||10-in.||12/28/1926||Buttermilk Mary||Flanagan Brothers||Instrumental trio||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-37084||10-in.||12/28/1926||Reviewing St. Patrick's Day parade||Flanagan Brothers||Descriptive scene, with accordion and banjo||Musical group|
|Victor||BVE-37085||10-in.||12/28/1926||The Irishman, the Englishman, and the Scotchman||Flanagan Brothers||Comic scene, with piano||Musical group|
|Columbia||80839||10-in.||2/9/1923||Medley of Irish jigs||Flanagan Brothers||Instrumental trio||Musical group|
|Columbia||80840||10-in.||2/9/1923||Medley of Highland flings||Flanagan Brothers||Instrumental trio||Musical group|
|Columbia||80841||10-in.||2/9/1923||The red-haired boy||Flanagan Brothers||Instrumental trio||Musical group|
|Columbia||80842||10-in.||2/9/1923||Medley of Irish jigs||Flanagan Brothers||Instrumental trio||Musical group|
|Columbia||W143252||10-in.||Jan. 1927||An' Corrowath||Flanagan Brothers||Banjo and accordion duet||Musical group|
|Columbia||W143253||10-in.||Jan. 1927||The Flanagans visit Killarney||Flanagan Brothers||Comic scene||Musical group, author|
|Columbia||W143627||10-in.||Mar. 1927||The stack o' barley||Flanagan Brothers||Banjo and accordion duet||Musical group|
|Columbia||W143630||10-in.||Mar. 1927||Erin go' Bragh||Flanagan Brothers||Comic scene, with banjo and accordion||Musical group|
|Columbia||W108485||10-in.||November 1927||On the road to the fair||Flanagan Brothers||Jews harp, with guitar||Musical group|
|Decca||L 11019||6/17/1958||Early one evening||Flanagan Brothers||Musical group|
|Decca||L 11020||6/17/1958||Salton City||Flanagan Brothers||Musical group|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Flanagan Brothers," accessed November 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111153.
Flanagan Brothers. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/111153.
"Flanagan Brothers." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 November 2020.
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