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Photo Collections

We need to say a very special thanks to several members of our community that have made their collections of band handouts and photos available for display. Although many of these images are also incorporated under the appropriate heading in the main galleries, they are presented here, by contributor, for your enjoyment. Please join us in thanking these kind people and keep in mind, many of these photos have been in their possession for nearly a half century!!

If you have a collection that you would like to contribute (scanned versions), we require only that you have at least twenty images to qualify for your own collection, and they must be representative of a variety of bands. We also want to assure you that all photographs are now clearly identified with the contributor's name clearly printed on the image itself! So, if you only have a couple of handouts, we will clearly label them and we join the rest of the website's visitors in thanking you sincerely for helping make this a better archive and "the most comprehensive Irish musical collection anywhere!"

Reynolds Family Collection (New! 3,643 photos of showbands, country, pop and rock bands with more to come)

Liam O'Reilly Collection (510 photos of the showbands of the 50's & 60's, as well as pop, country, rock & folk).

Kathleen Smith Collection (301 photos of Big Tom, the Mainliners, and many other bands of the 60's and 70's).

Paddy Leonard Collection (238 photos of the showbands from the 1960's.)

John Baird (137 photos from John's extensive collection of showband memorabilia).

Tuam Herald and Tom Gilmore (102 photos from the paper's archives)

Billy Swann Collection (44 photos of showbands of the 60's).

David Dwane Collection (89 photos of showbands, pop bands, country acts and rock groups from The Western People).

Joe Dodd Collection (64 images of mostly 60's showbands with some pop and country groups as well).

Dick Lynott Collection (45 photos of rock, pop, showbands and country bands from the 60's & 70's).

Shorty O'Kane Collection (45 photos that run the gamut from pop to showbands to country to rock).

Mike Niblett Collection (Mike's collection is under construction).

Teddie Palmer Collection (42 photos of the showbands of the 60's and pop bands of the 70's and 80's).

Brian Furey (24 photos of many of the era's greatest showbands-under construction).

Paddy Brennan (44 photos from the Golden Era of Irish Showbands from the Limerick Rock n' Roll Club).

Peter Harkin (202 photos from Peter's collection of pop, rock, folk and country bands of the 70's and 80's).

Ronnie Clugston (25 photos from the 50's to the 70's)

John Ryan (60 photos from the showband era, John's Collection is still under construction)

Gerry Fitzgerald (45 photos from the showband era, Gerry's collection).

Kevin Cagney (21 photos from the seventies and eighties from Kevin's collection).

More to come


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