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Brendan Shine Feature (1967-present)

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

The Story

In July, 1972, Brendan put together what was hailed as Ireland's first country "Superband." The lineup included several stars in their own right. Frankie Carroll (bass) had been the lead singer with his own "Ranchers." Seamus Shannon (trombone/accordion) had been with Joe Dolan's Drifters. Jimmy Hogan (guitar) a member of the Capitol and one of the founders of the Spotlights. Johnny Dawson (vocals) had been the band's drummer, but soon moved out front with Brendan and was replaced on drums by former Conqueror, Louis Burgoine. Emmet Wynne (trumpet) came from Red Hurley's Wheels and the final piece in the puzzle, Brendan's brother, Owen, stayed on and played keyboards.    

More to come.....

Photo Gallery

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Brendan Shine - 1974 Brendan Shine (LR) Brendan Shine - 1975 Brendan Shine - 1975 Brendan Shine
Brendan Shine - 1976 Brendan Shine (KS) Brendan Shine (LR) Brendan Shine (DL) Brendan Shine - 1970
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Years Vocals Guitar Bass Drums Fiddle/Vcls Keyboards Trombone Trumpet

1969

Brendan
Shine
Unknown Unknown Johnny
Dawson
Unknown Owen
Shine
   
1972 Brendan
Shine
Jimmy
Hogan
Frankie
Carroll
Louis
Bergoyne
Johnny (Vcls)
Dawson
Owen
Shine
Seamus
Shannon
Emmett
Wynne
1974                
                 
                 

Discography (More to come)

Singles:
Treat My Daughter Kindly / Banks of the Roses (with Ciaran Kelly's Ceili Band)
Rex Records - Rex R11029 - November, 1967
Auld Ballymoe
Rex Records - Unknown # - November, 1968
High Germany / Glen of Aherlow
Rex Records - Unknown # - June, 1969
Bunch of Violets Blue / Eileen McManus - #6 Irish Charts

Release Records - RL.545 - September, 1970
Sailor Boy / But You Love Me Daddy - #8 Irish Charts
Release Records - RL.578 - February, 1971
O'Brien Has No Place To Go / 40 Miles from Poplar Bluff - #1 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.001 - March, 1971
You'll Never Miss Your Mother Till She's Gone / If You Ever Go To Ireland - #4 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.013 - January, 1972
Far Too Young / Able Bodied Man - #4 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.027 - July, 1972
March of the High Kings / Tabhair dom do Lamh - #8 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.040 - November, 1972
Where The Three Counties Meet / Bright City Lights - #1 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.056 - May, 1973
I'm Little But There's Lots of Me To Love / Keep On (Johnny Dawson) - #5 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.072 - February, 1974
Abbeyshrule / Ballinasloe Fair - #1 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.075 - June, 1974
Suzi Brown / Boyle In The County Roscommon (Johnny Dawson) - #20 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.080 - November, 1974
Christmas Time In Ireland / Country Churchyard - #5 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.081 - November, 1974
I'll Be Home / You Can't Go Home - #10 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.084 - March, 1975
Oh Boyle In The County Roscommon / Dun Laoghaire - #6 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.086 - June, 1975
Dear Old Athlone / Willow, Green Willow
Play Records - Unknown - 1976
Turn Out The Lights / King and Queen of Fools - #11 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.090 - January, 1976
Down The Wrong Road Again / Mexico - #16 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.093 - May, 1976
All My Roads Lead Back To You / What Do I Care - #1 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.096 - July, 1976
How Much Time / The Boy Inside Me - #2 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.099 - January, 1977
Some Broken Hearts Never Mend / Time On My Hands - #5 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.102 - April, 1977
If The Shoe Fits / Lay Down Beside me - #19 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.117 - October, 1978
If I Dream /  - #18 Irish Charts
Play Records - Unknown - April, 1979
Do You Want Your Old Lobby Washed Down / Boyle In The County Roscommon - #1 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.122 - May, 1979
Catch Me If You Can / Coastline of Mayo - #10 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.135 - March, 1980
Carrots / Nancy Spain - #10 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.140 - December, 1980
I Believe In Marriage / Catch Me If You Can / Do You Want Your Old Lobby Washed Down
Play Records - PLAYS.1 - 1981
Doogens / Place In The Choir - #25 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.141 - April, 1981
Pub Crawl / I Love
Play Records - PLAY.143 - January, 1981
I Believe In Marriage / It's Good To See You  - #18 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.147 - June, 1981
Hey Louise / I Got A Honey of a Deal - #20 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.144 - February, 1982
Rose Of Castlerea / Old Rugged Cross - #16 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.145 - May, 1982
Me Old Bone Shaker / The Promise and the Dream
Play Records - PLAY.146 - 1982
The Village Where I Went To School / Spuds
Play Records - PLAY.148 - 1983
3 Pubs In Bohola / County Down - #14 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.149 - 1983

Thanks God for Kids / Did You Miss Me
- #25 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.150 - 1983
Nancy Myles / Blue Misty Eyes
Play Records - PLAY.151 - July, 1983
Now I'm Easy / The Widow Murphy
Play Records - PLAY.152 - 1983
A Bunch of Violets Blue / The Diddling Song
Play Records - PLAY.153 - 1984
Can't Hold The Years Back / The Old Gray Suit - #30 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.155 - November, 1984
My Old Country Home / When I Got Lucille - #29 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.157 - 1983
Songs of the Myra / Donegal Shore - #19 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.160 - February, 1983
3 Pubs In Bohola / Spuds
Play Records - PLAY.161 - 1983
Thanks God for Kids / The Moon Behind The Hill
Play Records - PLAY.162 - 1983
Only Our Rivers Run Free / - #24 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.164 - June , 1984
Can't Hold The Years Back / Old Tralee
Play Records - PLAY.166 - 1984
The Late Late Show / The Diddling Song - #26 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.168 - February, 1985
My Son / Did You Miss Me
Play Records - PLAY.175 - 1986
Biddy From Glenroe
Play Records - PLAY.176 - 1986
Melody For You / Accordion Instrumental - #23 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.203 - August, 1985
Loneliness /
Accordion Instrumental
Play Records - PLAY.206 - 1986
My Son / Did You Miss Me - #14 Irish Charts
Play Records - PLAY.207 - February, 1986
You'll Never Go Back / Biddy From Glenroe
Play Records - PLAY.212 - 1986
Moonshine / The Girl From Clare
Play Records - PLAY.214 - 1986
Song for Maria
Play Records - PLAY.217 - February, 1987
Do You Want Yor Old Lobby Washed Down  Me Old Boneshaker / Moonshine
Play Records - PLAY.223 - 1987
Me Uncle Mike / Me Mother from the County Mayo
Play Records - PLAY.228 - 1987
Now I'm 64 / Katie Daly
Play Records - PLAY.234 - 1988
The Bold O'Donoghue
Play Records - PLAY.240 - 1988
Murphy's Dancing Pig / The Lottery Song
Play Records - PLAY.245 - 1989
Robinson's Ball / The Old Brown Turf
Play Records - PLAY.250 - 1991
Rinka / Polka Rap / The Bold O'Donoghue
Play Records - PLAY.258 - 1991

Albums:

The Irish Side of Brendan Shine
Harp Records - HPE 616 - 1980
The Best of Brendan Shine
Play Records - PLAY 1001 - 1982
Country and Irish
Play Records - PLAY 1011 - 1982
Simple Love Songs
Play Records - PLAY 1014 - 1982
Brendan Shine
Play Records - PLAY 1015 - 1982
Misty Eyes
Play Records - PLAY 1016 - 1982
Brendan Shine Collection
Play Records - PLAY TV1 - 1983
With Love
Play Records - PLAY TV2 - 1984
Memories
Play Records - PLAY TV3 - 1985
Moonshine
Play Records - PLAY 1018 - 1986
Magic Moments
Play Records - PLAY 241 - 1989

Audio Clips

Coming Soon

Where Are They Now?  

Brendan Shine: Brendan continues to be one of Ireland's best loved performers releasing CD's and performing live across Ireland and the UK. 
Owen Shine - RIP:  Owen sadly passed away on November 5, 1997 as a result of an accidental fall at the age of 44 in Birmingham, England where the band was on tour.  
Johnny Dawson:  If you know more, please let us know.
Seamus Shannon: After Seamus left the band, he embarked on a career as one of Ireland's premier accordionists. He has played on many albums for artists like Christy Moore, Charlie McGettigan and others and his most recent solo album is The Magic of Seamus Shannon.  Seamus is an experienced broadcaster who spent five years hosting The Rambling House programme on Mid West Radio in Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo. When Seamus moved to Athlone he began presenting a Sunday afternoon programme on Shannonside Radio, offering a wide variety of music and an occasional live guest In recent years he has teamed up with P.J. Murrihy to supply the music for a wide range of ceili events and trad sessions across Ireland, the UK and abroad.
Emmett Wynne:  If you know more, please let us know.
Jimmy Hogan: We know that Jimmy still gigs (though not to the same extent as he used to) but we do not know if he played with any other bands after the Brendan Shine band.  If you know more, please let us know.   
Frankie Carroll: Frankie left the band in 1975 when he joined the Big 8, replacing legendary bassist, Tom Dunphy, who was killed tragically in a car accident. When the band relocated permanently to the United States, first in Las Vegas and then he moved to Chicago. He moved his family to the States and has been there ever since. Frankie unexpectedly turned up on RTE in 2011 when his daughter was a contestant in the Rose of Tralee contest. If you know more, please let us know.
Louis Burgoyne: Enda Dempsey writes to tell us that Louis now lives in Athlone where he teaches the drums. We also received an email from Paul Brennan telling us the Louis has spent the last 16 years playing around the midlands with the band, Heatwave. If you have any further info, please let us know. 
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