Another member of the Clancy family, Paddy Clancy, helped Diane run Tradition Records. "The Lark in the Morning" was the first album to be released on Tradition in 1955. Future releases included "The Rising of the Moon" by The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, and "The Countess Cathleen" by W.B. Yeats in 1956. Other notable releases include "Negro Prison songs", a compilation by Alan Lomax and "The Bonny Bunch of Roses" Seamus Ennis. Other artists include Ed McCurdy, Odetta, Paul Clayton, Lightnin' Hopkins and Etta Baker. Once the Clancy Brothers were signed to Columbia Records in 1961, the catalogue was sold, possibly to Transatlantic. In 1959 the label released "John Langstaff sings American and English Ballads". This had her husband singing, and Nancy Trowbridge on piano. Nancy later became John Langstaff's second wife. The album was rereleased by Revels Records in 2002 as "The Water Is Wide: American and British Ballads and Folksongs".
In the 1970s, Meek was involved in the founding of the Mulligan record label, in Dublin. She may have regarded Donal Lunny as the successor to Liam Clancy as the next standard-bearer of the authentic Irish traditional music heritage.
A passing reference to Hamilton in a California folk music magazine suggests that she was still active in Irish music as late as the early 1980s. The November–December 1982 issue of Folk Scene (Los Angeles) credits her with "the lion's share of the work" for the recording Gathering which features the playing of Matt Molloy, Paul Brady, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny.
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