This photo from Kevin Erwin's collection
I Am From Ballymena I played with a  few showbands
The Young Fontana (Founding Member)
Leo Mc Caffrey  &  The Glensmen
Philomena Quinn & The  Gamblers
Frankie Mc Bride &  The  Polka Dots
American Express
I moved to canada in 1983  With Solid Gold (Orig Young Fontana)
I am still playing every week I am a piano player.
kmerwin@sasktel.net
 


Frankie McBride and the Polka Dots
Link to Frankie' other Bands
The Highwaymen     The Dots
It was often claimed that Frankie McBride
would have won a Jim Reeves sing-alike competition
even if Reeves himself was taking part.


            This band was based in Monaghan and Tyrone.
Frankie had a very good reputation as a country and western singer.
 He had two hit records in the U K charts.Five Little Fingers.
 which reached the number three spot,followed by another huge hit Burning Bridges.


Ace Guitarist--Arty McGlynn
Played with The Plattermen and Brian Coll's Band The Buckaroos

From the files of John Bairds collection
     bairdart@iol.ie

 
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