Big Time Feature (1974-1977?)
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Where Are They Now?
The Big Time were a Galway based band that made its debut in May,
1974 in the House of Music, Cong. The was managed by Paddy Burns and
Eamonn Keane, both of the Indians. Most of the members of the band
were new to the showband scene. The original lineup was: Jimmy
Higgins (bandleader and trumpet), Frankie Higgins (sax), Desi
O'Neill (vocals), Johnny Shiels (guitar), Eamonn Joyce (bass),
Walter Lynch (drums - formerly with the Ohio), and Brendan Mulhaire
(keyboards and guitar). Johnny Shiels
had attended Summerhill College in Sligo and was a classmate of Pol
Brennan of Clannad.
More to come.....
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