BLUE ISLAND RECORDS

Our independent record label is one of the most unique in North America.  Rather than being aligned with a particular genre, style or region, we have recorded and released artists from across Canada who are unique in their approach to acoustic music, crossing boundaries and blending styles in search of a creative voice that is their own.
Here is a list of albums released and promoted, to date.   We are always interested in meeting and working with musical creators who are producing music that reflects a deeply personal message and unique voice.
1978     Flying Mountain - Earth and Sky (LP)   First release by a dynamic and diverse
               quartet of musicians playing a range of instruments and creating original songs
               drawing from musical styles from around the world.
1979     Flying Mountain - Mountain's Dream (LP)  The second album by this diverse
               group continued to explore an even wider range of traditions and styles.
1980     Solitudes: The Westcoast Music of Dan Rubin (LP)  Debut solo album ranging
               from quiet, introspective ballads to wild, humorous reflections on contemporary
               life, recorded with a rich diversity of instrumentation.
1986     Rubin Dan & The Giant Clams - Magic Garden (cassette)  This collection was
               a combination of music written for the Magic Garden multi-media show that was
               premiered at Spirit Quest festival and several original songs.
1992     New Earth: World Music from Canada's West Coast (CD)  Recorded live over
               two days, this debut album for one of Victoria's most innovative world music
               groups drew critical praise and earned them a 5-week performance series at the
               Canada Pavilion at Expo 92 in Seville, Spain.
1997     Chez Zelmai - music for theatre  This sound track was for the live performance
               of an original play at the Monument-LeFebvre in Memramcook, New Brunswick.
2004     Ed Kavanagh - Weaving the Wind (CD) A recording of original and traditional
               music for Celtic harp by a Newfoundland author and performer that has become a
               much-loved, best selling album in its home province.
2005     Atlantic Union - The Whole Dance (CD)  A collection of traditional and original
               songs by a trio combining musical traditions from both sides of the pond.
2007      The Zest of Flying Mountain (CD)  A remastered compilation CD including all songs
                from both earlier LPs by the West Coast Canadian world folk music quartet, which led
                to reunion performances in Vancouver and at the Vancouver Folk Festival.
2008     Solitudes: The Westcoast Music of Dan Rubin (CD) Remastered and released on CD
               in response to a series of requests for continued access to the music on the original LP.
2009     Ariel Rubin - Shedding the Skin of the Lion (CD)  a stunning debut album of
               ukulele-based original songs by an evocative artist who has gone on to record a much 
               harder driving, electric version followed by national touring in the US.
2010     John Cossar - Heart on Fire (EP)  The seven tune "sampler" that established this
                musician as one of Newfoundland's major songwriters, with work that has been 
                compared to the songs of Tom Waits, Bob Dylan and Steve Earle.
2011     John Cossar - Another Bridge to Burn  (CD)  This full length recording of John
               Cossar's heart wrenching original songs was fully funded by MusicNL.  It was
               received with critical acclaim, generated strong sales and helped launch a Maritimes tour.
2013     Tanglecove - 30 New Canadian Fiddle Tunes (CD/book)  A massive recording
                project that resulted in a 30-tune recording and book of tunes and memories of
                local artists, this was accomplished without major funding.  It is recognized as a 
                groundbreaking project of regional importance.   The book is in use in NL schools.
2014     Tanglecove - Facing the Flame (CD)  The second Tanglecove release is a collection
               of thirteen original songs by two multi-instrumentalist creators, connected in theme but.
               varied in style.   It led to a cross-Canada tour and dozens of local performances.
2016     Atlantic Union - Homeward (CD)  A shimmeringly beautiful collection of songs
               by the Newfoundland-based acoustic trio using Celtic Harp, strings, accordion
               and percussion led by the vocals of traditional singer Sally Goddard.
2017     Tanglecove - Home Roots/Tanglecove on Tour (CD)  Forthcoming release of
               live recordings from their 2014 cross-Canada tour, consisting of duo performances of  
               original songs and instrumentals from Tanglecove's first two recordings.
2017     Dan Rubin - New World (CD)  This will be the first solo release by a major Canadian artist
               in ten years, a collection of provocative ballads including wry commentaries on the changes
               we face in the twenty-first century.