Showband Stars

It is strange that most of the showband names have faded into music history,
but the old lead singers of that golden era seem to linger on as they entertain a new generation.

Top Tony Keeling,Frank Boylan,(Creatures)Roly Daniels,Art Supple, Gregory Donaghy
Center Brian Coll,Kelly,Butch Moore,Patricia O'Kelly
Bottom Bobby Bala,(Chessmen)Sean Fagan,Pat Lynch

Top Huston Wells,Joe McCarthy,Dickie Rock,Liam McKenna,Joe Dolan,Fergus O'Hagan
Center  Sonny Knowles,Eileen Reid,Brendan O'Brien,Terry Mahon
Bottom Dermot O'Brien,Tom Dunphy,Doc Carroll

This Photo was taken at the Lyceum Ballroom in the Strand London During Lent in the early 1960's
 Back row Left to Right. Seamus Creag (Trombone Coasters Showband Derry)
 Brendan McEnhill Alto Sax and Fiddle (The Kings Showband)  Lyceum Ballroom (MC)
Larry Cunningham Jimmy Horan (Bass Drifters)
 Sid Aughey (Drummer Drifter) The Late Danny Pearse (Jim Farley Band)
Terry Mahon (Singer Jim Farley Band) Joe Dolan

I think the guy at the far end next to Terry Mahon is Prince Vince
real name Frankie McEnhill brother of Brendan and Not Danny Pearse.????

Dusty Young

Front row Left to Right Tommy Swarbrigg (Trumpet The Drifters)Jimmy Smith (Trombone Mighty Avons)
Brian Finlay(Drums Mighty Avons)Ronnie Reynolds(Drums leader of the Kings Showband Nass)
Ben Dolan(Tenor Sax Leader of the Drifters)Big Jim Farley (Sax &Clarinet leader of Jim Farley Big Band)

Four Tuam Showbands , take in the Square in Tuam lined up behind their Band Leaders in 1969,
 From Left: Gerry Cronin (Ohio) Johnny Flynn, Olly Maloney and Stan McCormack

This Photo From John Bairds Collection

December 1964. Brendan O'Brien, Joe Dolan, Eileen Reid,
Brendan Bowyer, Butch Moore, Sean Fagan (front).

Ireland's leading showband frontmen: Joe Dolan from the Drifters, Art Supple of the Victors,
 Dickie Rock of the Miami, Tom Dunphy of the Royal, Brendan Bowyer of the Royal,
 Derek Deane of the Freshman, Brendan O'Brien of the Dixies,
 Butch Moore of the Capitol, Lariy Cunningham of the Mighty Avons,
 Declan Ryan of the Regal and Tony Keeling of the Graduates.

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