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Mick Delahunty (and Mick Delahunty Jr.) Orchestra and Band

Mick Delahunty and his big band were a fixture on the Irish Ballroom scene for 40 years. Based in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, the band were part of the generation of sit down orchestras that preceded the showband era ushered in by The Clipper Carlton and others in the later 1950's. In 1957, the band was resident in the Showboat Ballroom in Youghal, Co. Cork.

In an interview published in Spotlight in January, 1970, Mick was asked why the band had continued to play sitting down when the rest of the bands kicked away their music stands. He responded, "Wouldn't we look a bit silly prancing around the stage after all these years?" By the time 1970 rolled around Delahunty and Maurice Mulcahy were the only two orchestras left on the scene, but Maurice's band was already becoming a showband by that time.

Mick never had a manager, "I remember a time when there was no such thing as a promoter or middleman in the business and I preferred it that way," he commented. "I like to look after my own affairs and meet people myself."

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Harmony Dance Band Mick Delahunty Mick Delahunty Mick Delahunty Orchestra - 1946 (BB) Mick Delahunty (BB)
Mick Delahunty (BB) Mick Delahunty - 1941 Mick Delahunty - 1970 Mick Delahunty Jr. Mick Delahunty Jr (RF)
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