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Alan Woods Tommy 'The Tape' & Steve 'The Recorder' (14) Tommy 'The Tape' & Steve 'The Recorder' 18 Jun 18


I'm looking for information on a man who was known to some people as Steve 'The Recorder'.

Much the same as Tommy 'The Tape(worm)' Davis....this man, Steve, travelled around Ireland recording at music sessions, festivals and summer schools....hence his nickname Steve 'The Recorder'.

He made a recording of a session in Miltown Malbay back in the 1980s which became known as 'The Session of the Century'.

This recording has been widely circulated amongst traditional musicians and music fans.
The story goes that the pub was too packed for Steve to get in so he stuck his microphone in through the window to record the session.

I spoke to somebody who suggested his second name might have been Moran and that he lived in/around Shannon in Co. Clare.

I don't know if he is still alive or not.

I'm hoping to find out who Steve 'The Recorder' is or was....and perhaps find out if any more of his recordings are in circulation...or if he passed away, if anyone knows what became of his collection.

Thank you,

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