Week of June 13, 2004


A. Mcanally - Guitars, Recorder, Tin Whistle, Vocals
Cam Lynch - Percussion, Wind And Wood Chimes, Vocals
Alan Brown - Bass, 12-String Guitar, Vocals
Michael Power - Organ, Harpsichord, Moog, Vocals
Pat Collins - Violin, Electric Mandolin, Vocals
Joe O'Donnell

Early One Morning (Hawk HALPX 116) 1973 R4
CD: Little Wing (LW 2027/28) 1992
CD: Radioactive RRCD 53 2004

Devil Among The Tailors/Sun Ni Dhuibir/King Of Ireland's Daughter (Hawk HASP 320) 1973
Kings And Queens/Met A Friend (Hawk HASP 340) 1974

An Irish group who formed in Dublin in 1972. Their album is very rare and expensive to obtain, some copies included a poster and naturally these fetch a little more. Their 45s are minor collectables too. Their blend of progressivism and Irish folk music is well worth seeking out so snap up the Little Wing reissue, which also includes both sides of their first 45 while you can.

Taken from The Tapestry of Delights - The Comprehensive Guide to British Music of the Beat, R&B, Psychedelic and Progressive Eras 1963-1976, Vernon Joynson
ISBN 1 899855 04 1

The new version of this album has been reissued by Radioactive Records. "Original copies of this incredible album by Mushroom, the Dublin duo consisting of Pat Collins (violin) and Joe O'Donnell (everything else), fetch hundreds of pounds on the rare occasions that they actually come up for sale. Musically, "Early One Morning", originally released in 1973 on the Hawk label (HALPX 116) is a real one-off, combining brilliant, heavy progressive rock and psychedelic Irish folk, with blazing guitar leads battling with fiddle attacks. The results are awesome, fully justifying the hefty price tag of an original."

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