Off Centaur Publications

Off Centaur Publications was the first "commercial" filk label. It was founded in 1980 by Teri Lee, Jordin Kare, and Catherine Cook. For a short time, Off Centaur produced high quality recordings of some of filk's best performers, and changed the course of filk music.

Like many other filk labels the name was a pun (see also Wail Songs).

Releases from this label are very difficult to find. At an Interfilk auction at FilKONtario, a copy of Horse-Tamer's Daughter was sold for CA$400.00.

Off Centaur Publications was inducted into the Filk Hall of Fame in 1995.

Notable albums and performers

  • A Wolfrider's Reflections, Songs Of Elfquest by Cynthia McQuillin, Mercedes Lackey, Leslie Fish, Julia Ecklar (1984)
  • Cold Iron by Leslie Fish (lyrics by Rudyard Kipling) (1983)
  • The Best of Chi-con IV - anthology, recorded live at the 1982 Worldcon
  • Minus Ten and Counting: Songs of the Space Age
  • Horse-Tamer's Daughter by Julia Ecklar
  • Singer in the Shadow by Cynthia McQuillin
  • Captain Jack and the Mermaid by Meg Davis
  • Lovers, Heroes & Rogues by Michael Longcor
  • On a Bright Wind by Kathy Mar (1984)
  • Murder, Mystery and Mayhem anthology, lyrics by Mercedes Lackey (1985)
  • Past Due by Bill Sutton (1986)
  • Rebel Yells—anthology, recorded live at the 1986 Worldcon
  • Where No Man...—a collection of Star Trek filk songs (1987)


  • Westerfilk Collection