The Mighty Avon Hugh McLean
Back L-R. Noel Fisher, Matin Cunningham,
Hugh McLean and Dan McAteer
Front L-R.  R.J.Catterson and Matthew Bonnar
As all Showband fans know, the original Co. Cavan based
Showband was fronted by

Larry Cunningham,
then by

Gene Stuart
from Dungannon, and when Gene suffered a brief illness he was
replaced for this duration,by the late

Brian Harkin
from Derry , who had been vocalist with The Plainsmen.
When the original band decided to break up ,

Brendan Quinn (Bluebirds)
from Co, Derry came in as lead vocalist.
A new band was formed around him keeping the original name ,
and Hugh joined as Lead Guitarist in 1973.
The new band was complete when R.J. Catterson(Drums) from Castlederg,

Hugh also played with
Willie Ponsonby Band,Blueglows Showband,Knoxvill

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John Baird

From John Bairds collection
bairdart@eircom.net
 

 
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