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Black Aces Showband (1957-1970)

Photo Gallery - Band Lineups - Discography - Audio samples - Where Are They Now?

The Story

As many early showbands were, the Black Aces started out in Kilkenny as a skiffle group in the late 1950's. The original lineup included John Cantwell (drums), Ollie Kearney (vocals/guitar), Sean Holland (trumpet), Jim O'Dwyer (bass) and Liam Drennan (sax).

When the group made the move to becoming a showband, they added Arthur Connick (trombone) and Val Reynolds (guitar). Eventually the band would also feature Pat Hanrahan (vocals) and Jimmy Lennon (guitar).   

More to come.....

Photo Gallery

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Years Vocals Guitar Bass Drums Guitar Sax Trumpet Trombone
1957   Ollie
Kearney
Jim
O'Dwyer
John
Cantwell
  Liam
Drennan
Sean
Holland
 
    Ollie
Kearney
Jim
O'Dwyer
John
Cantwell
Jimmy
Lennon
Liam
Drennan
Sean
Holland
Arthur
Connick
1964 Ollie
Kearney
Tom
Dullard
Sonny
Cullen
John
Cantwell
Jimmy
Lennon
Liam
Drennan
Sean
Holland
Arthur
Connick
1967 Ollie
Kearney
Tom
Dullard
Sonny
Cullen
John
Cantwell
  James
Donnelly
Sean
Holland
Arthur
Connick
                 

Discography

Serenade of the Bells / Cause I Love You
Emerald Records - MD 1023 - 1965
Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello / La-La
Emerald Records - Unknown - 1967

Audio Clips

         
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Where Are They Now?  

Ollie Kearney:
Jim O'Dwyer:
John Cantwell:
Liam Drennan:
Sean Holland:
Jimmy Lennon:
Tom Dullard:
Arthur Connick:
Sonny Cullen:

 


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