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Paddy Leonard's Collection (238 photos on this page)

A message from Paddy: I would like to share this collection of showband photos and handouts as they bring back many happy memories of my early teenage years. The majority of those in the collection I received  from bands who played at the dance halls I attended in the early 60ís. This was mainly in Co Derry with the odd excursion across the border to the Borderland Ballroom in Muff Co Donegal.

Others I was given by friends older than me who knew my passion for collecting photos and being older had gone to other ballrooms further afield. Another source was a friend Liam McCloskey whose brother Jim ran the Castle Ballroom in Dungiven. At seventeen, my bedroom wall was covered with photos received from the bands and sorry but some still have marks from the Cello-tape which held them in place, no Blue Tac in those days! I still have them in an old shirt box which contained the first real fashion shirt I ever had, a present from my mother and father on my 16th birthday.

Now 67 years old and the shirt box and photos are still with me after all these years, having traveled from Ireland to England and now to my home in the Blue Mountains in Australia. How it has survived the journey and numerous house moves over the years is a mystery. I hope you enjoy seeing some of the bands again and that they evoke some happy memories for you too!

Click on a photo to see a full size image. 19 Photos so far!

50'S AND 60'S SHOWBANDS
Airchords (PL)Airchords (PL)Airchords (PL) Arcadians (PL) Big Four (PL)
Big Four (PL)Black Aces (PL) Black Aces (PL) Black Aces (PL) Black Aces (PL)
Black Aces (PL) Black Aces (PL) Black Aces (PL) Black Aces (PL) Black Aces (PL)
Blue Aces (PL)Blue Aces (PL)Blue Aces (PL) Breakaways (PL) Cadets (PL)
Cadets (PL) Cadets (PL) Cadets (PL) Cadets (PL) Cadets (PL)
Cadets (PL) Cadets (PL) Cadets (PL) Cadets (PL) Cadets (PL)
Pat Campbell (PL)Capitol (PL) Capitol (PL) Capitol (PL) Capitol (PL)
Capitol (PL) Capitol (PL) Capri (PL) Casino (PL) Columbia (PL)
Columbia (PL) Chessmen (PL) College Boys (PL) Comets (PL) Coral (PL)
Cossacks (PL)Cossacks (PL)Crescendos (PL) Crickets (PL) Gerry Cronin (PL)
Dixielanders (PL) Dixielanders (PL) Dixielanders (PL) Dixielanders (PL) Dixielanders (PL)
Dixielanders (PL)Dixies (PL) Dixies (PL) Dixies (PL) Dixies (PL)
Donie Collins Band (PL)Drifters (PL) Drifters (PL) Drifters (PL) Drifters (PL)
Drifters (PL) Drifters (PL) Drifters (PL) Drifters (PL) Drumbeats (PL)
Dubliners (PL)Easytbeats-Belfast (PL)Echos (PL) Emperors (PL) Fab Five (PL)
Jim Farley (PL)Jim Farley (PL)Jim Farley (PL) Fendermen (PL) Flamingoes (PL)
Johnny Flynn (PL)Johnny Flynn (PL)Fontana (PL) Fontana (PL) Fontana (PL)
Freshmen (PL) Freshmen (PL) Gay Lords (PL) Earl Gill (PL) Dave Glover (PL)
Dave Glover (PL) Golden Seven (PL) Graduates (PL) Graduates (PL) Graduates (PL)
Grafton (PL) Grafton (PL) Granada (PL) Granadiers (PL) Fred Hanna (PL)
Hawgs (PL) Hilton (PL) Hilton (PL) Hilton (PL) Hurrican's (PL)
Imperial All Stars (PL) International (PL) International (PL) Jackpots (PL) Jimmy Johnson (PL)
Jokers (PL) Ken Kennedy (PL) Kentones (PL) Kings (PL) Kings (PL)
Kings (PL) Kings (PL) Cliff Ledger (PL) Walter Lewis (PL) Walter Lewis (PL)
Walter Lewis (PL) Maurice Lynch (PL) Magnificent 7 (PL) Magnificent 7 (PL) Magnificent 7 (PL)
Manhattan (PL) Marines (PL) Marines (PL) Matadors (PL) Mexicans (PL)
Miami (PL) Miami (PL) Miami (PL) Miami (PL) Miami (PL)
Miami (PL) Miami (PL) Miami Story (PL) Miami Story (PL) Miami Story (PL)
Miami Story (PL) Miami Story (PL) Miami Story (PL) Mighty Avons (PL) Mighty Avons (PL)
Mighty Avons (PL) Mighty Avons (PL) Mighty Avons (PL) Midnighters (PL) Millionaires (PL)
Millionaires (PL) Butch Moore (PL) Butch Moore (PL) Northernaires (PL) Northern Comets (PL)
Oceans (PL) Odeon (PL) Odeon (PL) Ohio (PL) Pacific (PL)
Pacific (PL) Paragon 7 (PL) Plattermen (PL) Plattermen (PL) Plattermen (PL)
Platters (PL) Platters (PL) Platters (PL) Platters (PL) Polka Dots (PL)
Polka Dots (PL) Polka Dots (PL) Polka Dots (PL) Polka Dots (PL) Polka Dots (PL)
Polka Dots (PL) Polka Dots (PL) Premiere Aces (PL) Premiere Aces (PL) Premiere Aces (PL)
Presidents (PL) Johnny Quigley (PL) Johnny Quigley (PL) Raindrops (PL) Raindrops (PL)
Red Admirals (PL) Regal (PL) Regal (PL) Regal (PL) Regal (PL)
Regal (PL) Regal (PL) Ritchie Fitzgerald (PL) Rhythm Boys (PL) Rhythm Boys (PL)
Wes Rollins (PL) Royal (PL) Royal (PL) Royal (PL) Royal (PL)
Royal (PL) Royal (PL) Royal (PL) Royal (PL) Royal Blues (PL)
Royal Blues (PL) Royal Blues (PL) Santa Fe (PL) Santa Fe (PL) Senators (PL)
Cyril Shane (PL) Signetts (PL) Signetts (PL) Silhouettes (PL) Skyrockets (PL)
Skyrockets (PL) Skyrockets (PL) Skyrockets (PL) Sounds Anonymous (PL) Spanish Lace (PL)
Springfields (PL) Springfields (PL) Starliners (PL) Stratatones (PL) Swinging Viscounts (PL)
Telstars (PL) Hughie Trainor (PL) Hughie Trainor (PL) Triffids (PL) Vikings (PL)
Witnesses (PL) Wolfe Tones (PL) Wolfe Tones (PL) Woodchoppers (PL) Woodchoppers (PL)
   
Woodpeckers (PL) Young Shadows (PL) Ivan of the Zodiacs (PL) Coming Soon (PL) Coming Soon (PL)

 


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