Thank you for visiting my website. One of the most common requests I have received is: "Where can I find a recording of the Folk Mass composers?" I'm sorry to report that most, if not all, of the original Folk Mass recordings are long out of print. It took me years to find the records on eBay and various LP record website. It can be done, and you can hear the tracks on my podcasts, but it will take a little detective work on your part. Do a Google search on "LP records for sale" and then enter the composer's name in the record website's search mode. The LPs are out there, true gems all. Good luck!
Having said that, a handful of the Folk Mass composers have rereleased their 1960s songs on compact disc. On this page I give links to websites where you may purchase their CDs.
Also on this page are links to some composer websites. While not everyone has rereleased their music on CD, you can at least connect with them and see what they are doing today. These composers are listed alphabetically.
I'm always on the lookout for new rereleases by the Folk Mass composers and will post my discoveries here.
Best of the Dameans CD
from GIA Publications. Gary Ault tells me that the Dameans recently had a reunion. Let's hope they do that more often!
John's early FEL recordings were never issued on CD. However, here is his website. Perhaps he can be encouraged to consider a rerelease. John went on to greater success in Contemporary Christian Music.
Although not strictly speaking a 1960s composer, I included Bob in Keep the Fire Burning
because of his role as one of FEL's last composers. His early recordings with that publisher were never released on CD. Bob has been blessed with a very successful career as a Catholic liturgical composer.
Bob Hurd on www.ocp.org
Carey's original Folk Mass recordings have not been rereleased on CD. However, as many people know, he went on to establish a successful ministry with his wife, Carol Jean Kinghorn, as a composer of catechetical music for children. Here is his page on OCP's website. Some of his early songs are available as MP3s and in sheet music.
Carey Landry on www.ocp.org