THE BOYS OF THE BAND
Left to Right
Jimmy Hogan,. Don Long; Paddy Cole; Butch Moore; Eamon Monaghan;
Des Kelly; John Kelly (centre); Bram McCarthy.
DES KELLY (Leader), Bass Guitarist, the leader of the band, had already formed a group of his own before he left Galway to study agriculture at U.C.D. With his brother, John,
he shares a keen interest in folk music, particularly American folk songs with Western associations.
BUTCH MOORE is a Dubliner and he began his musical career on the stage.
It was not long, however, before he turned to dance work and he was already a popular figure in ballrooms all over the country when he joined the Capitol as lead vocalist.
JOHN KELLY, who exchanged the arduous life of studying medicine in Galway
for the equally taxing role of drummer with the Capitol. Like his brother Des,
he is interested in American folk music but much more so in the traditional tunes of Ireland.
EAMON MONAHAN is a tall, golfing Donegal man who was one of the original "Capitol" Boys.
A member of a well-known musical family, he is now the Showband pianist and also sings.
BRAM McCARTHY of Cork is one of Ireland's top trumpeters and also one of the most
popular members of the band. Bram is sure of a following wherever the "Capitol" goes.
DON LONG of Cork is a leading contributor to the jazz movement in Ireland.
With the band he plays the trombone but he is also a versatile singer and his work
brings considerable ex- perience from the jazz clubs of London.
PADDY COLE is from Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan. One of the most prominent
exponents of traditional jazz in Ireland, he plays tenor sax, baritone sax and clarinet,
and like nearly everyone else in the band is an excellent vocalist as well.
JIMMY HOGAN, a Dubliner, began his [ musical career in the theatre and has a great
liking for Spanish and South American folk songs. Not surprising, then,
that his instruments are the guitar,the banjo and the mandolin.
Studio Session recording American Album
Butch Moore , Barney Skillen Clipper Carlton
|Butch and Paddy with Woody Herman||The Capitol with Chubby Checker|
|The Capitol and The Batchelors||Butch with Jazz Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie|
|Telefis Eireann's (Showband Show)||Dancing to The Capitol Showband|
Since the 1960's, the name Paddy Noonan has been synonymous with Irish music.Paddy discovered that music was is his first love shortly after arriving in New York City from County Cork at the age of twelve. After breaking onto the cabaret scene at the ripe old age of sixteen, Paddy later went on to gain popularity by playing at theFrom Paddy Noonan's Collection
Capitol Photos courtesy of Billy Vance
collection, Convoy, Co. Donegal,
Scanned by John Baird
From Billy Vance,s collection
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