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Tales for sale by Colm Lynch

Cd released 2013, Celebrating 40 years of Mushroom's debut Lp "Early one morning" 1973

 

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February 8, 2017...New book by Colm Lynch - Mushroom, A Collector's Item

We received a package this morning from Colm "Link" Lynch, original member of the 1970's Celtic rock group Mushroom.

The package included his new book about the band and his autobiography. Colm asked us about contributing to the book and it includes our brief history of the band along with many of the photos which appear on the website.

The book is an amazing collection of facts and photos about the band and Colm's life both in Ireland and later when he went to live in Denmark.

The original band (originally called Hessuanta)  featured Colm (drums), Michael Power (keyboards), John "Dee" Donoghue (guitar), Alan Brown (bass), and Pat Collins (vocals and fiddle). Aonghus McAnally would join after the departure of John Dee in February, 1973.

Colm tells the story in detail and really does a great job describing the excitement of the era when Celtic rock was just taking off in the form of the band, Horslips. We wish Colm every luck with the book and want to thank him sincerely for mentioning the site and helping keep the memories of this great era in Irish entertainment alive. 

© 2002-2017 GMS Productions

In Loving Memory of Grant Gallagher: Sept. 21, 1990 - Nov. 18, 2006

 

MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY 2017 

http://colmlynch.com/mushroombook.JPG 

The Author

 

Mushroom Feature (1972-1975)

         The Story in Short...(The following quotations are kindly borrowed from Gerry Gallagher (www.Irish-showbands.com)

Few bands generated the excitement, buzz and fizzle that heralded the short-lived Celtic rock band, Mushroom. The first mention of the band we can find is in Pat Egan's Heavy Sounds column in Spotlight in early December 1972. He described them as a young band that showed some promise.

One way or another, this appearance (Fillmore West) seemed to catapult the band to a kind of instant stardom. Pat Egan began talking about them on a weekly basis. Just a few months later, in May 1973, the band was being hailed as "the next Horslips.

In the late spring of 1973, the boys went into the studios and recorded their first single, Devil Among the Tailors, which was an instant, and relatively massive hit which rode the wave of popularity for the Celtic-rock genre started a few years earlier by Horslips. The record was released on the Hawk label and spent 12 weeks in the Irish charts, topping out at number four and outperforming even Horslips, who had only managed (at that point) to barely crack the top ten with their classic track, Dearg Doom (which stalled at number 8).


By the summer of 1973, Mushroom had arrived. They started work on their first (and only) album and continued to play ballrooms up and down the country. By the end of the year, they had completed and released their album, Early One Morning. We're not sure how the album sold but in some circles it is considered a collector's item, a testament to the band's popularity.

In February 1974, the band was featured on the cover of Spotlight, a further indication of their popularity on the scene

mushroom book back cover

 

Mushroom on the cover of Spotlight
   February 1974

(L-R) Michael Power, Alan Browne, Colm Lynch,   
  Pat Collins and Aonghus McAnally.

 

The Collection Cd.

collection

 

Cd released 2015....Tales for sale.

Tales for sale by Colm Lyn

 

Cd released 2012.... Red roses for a blue Girl

 

Cd released 2002

"MUSICAL AFFAIRS OF THE HEART"
COLM LYNCH

Released spring 2002.
 

Read 3*** reviews in Gaffa Feb.2002 or read www.gaffa.dk and
Read 3***reviews in The Jytland Post (Jyllandsposten) the 27th. March-02 or read
www.jp.dk 

redroses

 

Cd released 1999....Kiss me with your painted lips

 

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"HIT" single released 1983....Violence has many faces.

 

Cd released 1980....Ten years after Mushroom

 

 

Cd released 1978....Early days after Mushroom

Mushroom Lp released 1973....Early one morning


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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This website is a historical website displayed through pictures and words giving you information dating back over 45-years to Mushroom days in 1972 until 2017

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21-09-2017...

New book released in 2017. Mushroom. "A Collectors Item" The story behind the story. My Autobiography in words and photos before and after Mushroom, Over 300 pages written and compiled by Colm "Link" Lynch. One of the original founder members of Mushroom...

 

Welcome to an evening with the Irish "Craic"

The Craic is the Gaelic word for a lively enjoyable atmosphere in good company.

You are invited to a musical evening by the Irish Folk Rock singer -songwriter Colm Lynch when he entertains you with his guitar and his repertoire of own songs about Love, Sorrow and Immigration.  

A number of his compositions are written about the numerous daily experiences he has gathered while living in Denmark the past 40 years.

Colm Lynch has written, recorded and played in many different constellations.

In Ireland he was a member of the top Irish Folk-Rock band "Mushroom" which was one of Ireland's leading pop bands from 1970-1974.

They had a huge hit with their first single "Devil among the tailors" from the Lp "Early one morning" which reached the no. 2 spot in the Irish top 20 charts in 1973, 40 years ago this year 2013, selling over 200,000 LP`s and singles.

In Denmark he has co-written, played and recorded with some fine danish artists, such as Anders Blichfeldt from "Big Fat Snake", Per Chr. Frost from "Gnags". Georg Olsen from "TV2" and the classical guitarist Kaare Norge.

He has released 7Cds . one single and a "Collection Cd, All with his own compositions. They are as follows:-

The Collection

Tales for sale

Red roses for a blue girl

Musical affairs of the heart

Kiss me with your painted lips

Violence has many faces

Ten years after Mushroom

Early days after Mushroom

Early one morning Mushroom 1973..