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Last, First Town County Instrument Bands
Caffrey, Tommy Drogheda Louth Guitar Strangers
Cahill, Gerry Caherlistrane Galway Accordion Gerry Cahill Dance Band (passed away 31 Oct, 2011 - Deirdre Hurney)
Cahill, Micky Waterford Waterford Drums Derek Joys Showband (passed away March 16, 2002)
Cahill, Theo     Sax Dixielanders, Dixies Showband (passed away 7/23/88)
Caine, John     Vocals Chad Showband
Cairns, Gerry     Vocals/Guitar Ludlows
Calders, Jet   Cavan Drums Hi-Lows
Caldwell, George* Carryduff Antrim Bass Manhattan Showband, Presidents Showband
Callaghan, Colm* Sion Mills Tyrone Drums Marines Showband (sadly passed away)
Cameron, Tom* Larne Antrim Trumpet Regent Showband, Cameron Clan
Campbell, Billy     Unknown Jokers Showband
Campbell, Bobby     Trombone Rhythm Aces, Hilton Showband
Campbell, Eamonn Drogheda Louth Guitar Delta Showband, Bee Vee's Five, Clubmen, Tigermen, Dubliners
Campbell, Eddie* Belfast Antrim Guitar/Vocals Federals, Stellas, Greenbeats, Real McCoy, Trend (died in the 70's)
Campbell, Eric     Bass Royal Flush
Campbell, Eric* Belfast Antrim Drums Martells Showband
Campbell, Francis     Vocals Sheeba
Campbell, George   Antrim Guitar Scholars Showband
Campbell, Jim     Guitar Vienna
Campbell, Jim     Unknown Cousins
Campbell, Joe* Belfast Antrim Trumpet/Drms Echoes, Presidents Showband, College Boys (died around 1992)
Campbell, Joe   Dublin Guitar Liffey Folk
Campbell, John   Cork Drums Impact Showband
Campbell, Martin     Trombone Keynotes, Anne Shelley & the Marines, American Pie, The Storytellers
Campbell, Mick*     Trumpet Maurice Mulcahy Orchestra (Mick sadly passed away July 31, 1992)
Campbell, Pat* Tydavnet Monaghan Trombone Pat Campbell Showband (Pat sadly passed away in April, 2006)
Campbell, Ronnie     Sax/Clarinet Presidents Showband
Campbell, Ted*     Drums Beltona Showband
Campbell, Tony     Bass Sharon & the Green Forest
Campbell, Wilgar Belfast Antrim Drums Method, Taste (sadly passed away in 1989)
Canning, Aidan   Mayo Trombone Savoy Swing Seven, Jack Ruane Showband (passed away 6/26/92)
Canning, Francie     Keyboards Brian Harkin & The Plainsmen
Canning, I.J.* Derry Derry   Beaumont 7 Showband
Cannon, Tony     Sax Casuals, Smokey Mountain Ramblers
Cantillan, Joe Limerick Limerick Sax Berwyn Showband (Joe sadly passed away June 4, 2007)
Cantillon, Tommy* Limerick Limerick Sax Parkway Orchestra, Monarchs (left to join the priesthood-Spotlight Oct 14,1967)
Cantwell, Jim     Sax Nomads Showband, Jim Cantwell Big band
Carabine, Brendan* Belfast Antrim Drums Senators Showband
Carass, Michael Dublin Dublin Guitar Teenbeats
Carass, Mick Nashville Tennessee Bass/Gtr Danny & The Lions, Sandie Jones & the Boyfriends, Emmet Spiceland
Carew, Seamus     Bass Blue Aces Showband
Carey, Pat     Bass Jason
Carlin, Hugo Derry Derry Bass Trend Showband (sadly passed away July 29, 2016-Richard Kelly)
Carlisle, Dave Newtonards Antrim Guitar Teenbeats, Sean Dunphy & The Hoedowners
Carney, Brendan*     Sax/clarinet Paramount Showband
Carney, Dave   Dublin Guitar The Movement
Carney, Jim     Vocals Premier Aces
Carolan, Larry     Bass Premier Aces
Carr, Alan* Dublin Dublin Trumpet/Vcls Sahara Showband, Victors, Fugitives, Stage 2 (emigrated to Canada)
Carr, Brian Ranelagh Dublin Bass Sun Tomes, Band of Renown, Royal Blues, Des Furlong, Black Aces, Tatch
Carr, Eamonn     Drums The Tonnage, Tara Telephone, Horslips, Zen Alligators
Carr, Peter   Donegal Keyboards Southern Express
Carroll, Bert     Drums Altonaires Showband (Robert passed away in 1983-Clare Byrne)
Carroll, Doc Ballinrobe Mayo Vocals/Guitar Band of Renown, Royal Blues, Nightrunners (passed away on May 1, 2005)
Carroll, Frankie Tuam Galway Bass/Vocals Ranchers, Brendan Shine Superband, Country Folk, Big 8 (now lives in Chicago)
Carroll, John* Dublin Dublin Drums The Palms, Danny Doyle Maxi & Music Box, Farmer's Sons
Carroll, Johnny Castlerea Roscommon Trumpet Premier Aces, Swallows, Magic Band
Carroll, Paddy       Mick Delahunty Orchestra
Carroll, Pat Roscommon Roscommon Accordion/Gtr Confederates
Carroll, Patrick Cavan Cavan Guitar Navak Showband
Carroll, Patsy*   Cavan Keybrds/Sax Swingtime Aces, Big Country, Cajun Sound
Carroll, Raymond*     Guitar Fresh Boogie Band
Carroll, Sean "Dag' Cavan Cavan Vocals Navak Showband
Carroll, Ted Dublin Dublin Guitar Caravelles
Carroll, Terry Dublin Dublin Vocals Intruders
Carson, Billy* Glasgow Scotland Bass Swingtime Aces, Gerry & The Ohio (sadly passed away Sept, 2002)
Carson, Carol     Vocals Grenadiers Showband
Carson, Denis Bangor Antrim Guitar Rhythm Kings Showband
Carson, James (Kit) Belfast Antrim Guitar Dave Glover Showband, Oceans Showband, Witnesses
Carthy, Danny Bundoran Donegal   Fiddler's Green
Carthy, Ron   Waterford Trumpet Blue Aces Showband
Carty, Willie Portumna Galway Guitar Conquerors
Carville, Brian Belfast Antrim Vocals The Circle
Carwood, Mick     Keyboards The Others (Mick passed away in 2002)
Casey, Connie     Guitar Specialists
Casey, Dan     Sax Specialists
Casey, Don Omagh Tyrone Keyboards Cruisers
Casey, Donal* Derry Derry   Beaumont 7 Showband
Casey, Johnny*     Keyboards Mick Fogarty Showband (Johnny sadly passed away)
Casey, Kevin Pomeroy Tyrone Drums Old Cross Ceili band, Country Flavour, Mick Flavin Band
Casey, Michael   Waterford Drums Decca Showband
Casey, Noel   Limerick Guitar Berwyn Showband
Casey, Pat Dungannon Tyrone Fiddle/Bass/Har. Huskies, Music City, Homesteaders, Buckaroos
Cassedy, Chris Dublin Dublin Bass Jason
Cassidy, Donie Castlepollard Westmeath Sax or trumpet Firehouse Five, Jim Tobin & The Firehouse
Cassidy, Marie Limerick Limerick Vocals Morgan & The Pirates
Cassidy, Mick   Derry Vocals Barristers Showband
Cassidy, Noel     Drums Sean Thompson & The Everglades
Catherwood, Maxie     Steel Gtr California Brakemen
Catling, Victor Belfast Antrim Drums Wheels
Catterson, R.J.* Castlederg Tyrone Drums Cajun Sound, Mighty Avons
Caulfield, Seamus* Ballymena Antrim Drums Gentry, Newmen, Derrick & The Sounds
Cavanagh, Billy* Dublin Dublin Sax Imperial Imps Showband
Cavanagh, Christy Dublin Dublin Drums Some People
Cavanagh, Kieran Sligo Sligo Bass New Blues
Chambers, Tony Newport Mayo Sax/leader Tony Chambers Orchestra (sadly passed away)
Chanders, Denis     Sax Adelaide Showband
Chapman, Charlie Dublin Dublin Vocals Miami, Flint
Cheevers, Ben Dublin Dublin Guitar Skid Row, Intruders
Cheevers, Charlie* Waterford Waterford Sax/Clarinet/Vcl Blue Aces Showband, Donie Collins Band
Chesters, Eamon* Omagh Tyrone Sax Toreadors Showband
Chesters, Pat* Omagh Tyrone Sax Plattermen, Big 8
Chetty, Gene*   S. Africa Vocals Gene and the Gents, Flames, Lions
Chisum, Frank Omagh Tyrone Vocals Royal, Top 7, Frank Chisum Band (Elvis impersonator)
Chistopher, Johnny Dublin Dublin Vocals Neil Kearns Orchestrra
Clabby, Paul   Dublin Sax Mustangs Showband
Clancy, Bobby Carrick-On-Suir Tipperary Vocals Clancy Brothers (Bobby sadly passed away Sept 6, 2002)
Clancy, Brendan     Keyboards Irish Ramblers, Rovers Showband
Clancy, Fergus       Envoys Showband
Clancy, Frank Sligo Sligo Keyboards Stylos Showband, Fleet, Gerry & The Ohio, Magic Band
Clancy, John     Bass Olly Maloney Showband
Clancy, John       Quartermasters
Clancy, Liam Carrick-On-Suir Tipperary Guitar/Vocals Clancy brothers, Makem & Clancy, Solo (Liam sadly passed away Dec 4, 2009)
Clancy, Paddy Carrick-On-Suir Tipperary Vocals Clancy Brothers (Paddy sadly passed away November 11, 1998)
Clancy, Tom Carrick-On-Suir Tipperary Vocals Clancy Brothers (Tom sadly passed away in May, 1990)
Clark, Alex Glasgow Scotland Sax Aesops Fables, Greenbeats
Clarke, Anne Belfast Antrim Vocals The Circle  
Clark, Dave Belfast Antrim Drums Raydots
Clark, Don     Guitar Gallowglass Ceili Band
Clark, Ian Belfast Antrim Bass Raydots
Clarke, Bobby* Mullingar Westmeath Trumpet Classic, Blue Boys, Agents, Fairways, 2nd Sound (passed away 1-14-10)
Clarke, Brian*     Bass New Blues Showband
Clarke, Brian Larne Antrim Guitar Springfield
Clarke, Chris Omagh Omagh Unknown King Creole, Frankie McBride, Luv Bug
Clarke, Jim* Navan Meath Trombone Pat Roper & The Spotlights, Rob Strong Band
Clarke, Joe* Belfast Antrim Drums Witnesses Showband, Dave Glover Band (passed away Feb.,'03 in Canada)
Clarke, P.J. Ballina Mayo Bass Abilene Showband
Clayton, Ron Lurgan Armagh Guitar Leprechauns (emigrated to Canada in 1967)
Cleary, Fergus* Convoy Donegal Sax Envoys Showband, Blueglows Showband, Marines Showband
Cleary, Jimmy Inchicore Dublin Vocals Blue Clavons, Melochords (Johnny sadly passed away)
Cleary, Johnny* Rhonda Valley Wales Guitar Jack Ruane Showband (Johnny sadly passed away)
Cleary, Martin* Belleek Fermanagh Guitar Philomena Begley Band, Roly Daniels Band, Mick Flavin Band, Robert Mizzell
Cleary, Michael Limerick Limerick Trombone Ambassador 7 Showband, Empire Showband
Cleary, Noel The Downs Westmeath Vocals/Gtr Downlanders
Cleary, Pat Edenderry Offaly Keyboards Agents Showband, Fairways, Blue Boys (sadly passed away 16th Oct, 2009)
Cleary, Tom     Guitar Rio Showband
Clements, Wilbert* Larne Antrim Bass High Seas Showband (a.k.a. Billy moved to Australia and plays with the Glensmen)
Clifford, Brendan*     Sax Dave Dixon Orchestra, Blue Notes (sadly passed away 17th March, 2012)
Clifford, Norman     Keyboards Miami, Brendan Bowyer Show (sadly passed away 13th Jan, 2014-R. Clifford)
Clifford, Norman Dublin Dublin Sax Gypsies, Ian Corrigan & Country Style
Clifford, Ray     Vocals Miami (brother of Norman who joined the reformed Miami)
Clifford, Seamus Kilkenny Kilkenny Drums Laredo Showband
Clince, Alec* Dublin Dublin Bass Panache, Clowns, Reunion, Dave Lalor Band,
Clince, Nancy Dublin Dublin Keyboards Johnny Butler Orchestra, Kevin Doherty Band (passed away Mar 16, 2010)
Close, Dick     Bass Cossacks Showband Founder (died 1998)
Clugston, Ronnie* Larne Antrim Guitar Cosmos SB, Coasters SB, Northernaires,
Cluskey, Barry Drogheda Louth Sax Kings Showband
Cluskey, Con* Dublin Dublin Vocals Bachelors
Cluskey, Declan* Dublin Dublin Vocals Bachelors
Coad, John     Trombone/Bass Footappers Showband, Savoy Showband (nephew of Paddy Cole)
Coady, Dave Waterford Waterford Trumpet Donie Collins, Walter Lewis, Atlantics Showband, Caroline,  Real McCoy, Big 8
Coady, Margaret     Vocals Bagatelle
Coakley, Ciaran*       Jerry Fahy & The Fleet
Coard, Wilson     Drums Stratatones, Red Admirals (our thanks to Sam Graham)
Coates, Freddie     Bass Jack Cuddihy's Embassy Band
Coburn, Mickey   Fermanagh Bass Gents Showband, Carnegie Showband
Coburn, Pete*     Vocals Red Seven Showband
Cochrane, Peter Belfast Antrim Guitar Richmond Hill
Coffey, Tony Unknown   Keyboards Caroline Showband
Coldrick, Pat* Navan Meath Guitar Jim Tobin & Firehouse, Tony Kenny Band, Memories
Cole, Paddy Castleblaney Monaghan Sax Maurice Lynch (only 17), Capitol Showband, Big 8, Paddy Cole Superstars
Cole, Phil* Dublin Dublin Sax Crickets Showband (Phil sadly passed away)
Coleman, Gordon Youghal Cork Guitar Maurice Lynch, Joe Dolan & the Drifters
Coleman, Mary Coalisland Tyrone Vocals Highwaymen, Mary Lou and Harvest (a.k.a. Mary Lou)
Coleman, Tommy     Bass Tony & The Graduates
Colgan, Declan* Omagh Tyrone Keyboards Rascals, Shelly & the Big Valley, Forum, Just Us
Colgan, Paddy* Omagh Tyrone Drums Pride of Erin Ceili Band (Paddy is Declan's father)
Colhoun, Terry Belfast Antrim Guitar Polka Dots
Coll, Brian Omagh Tyrone Vocals Polka Dots, Plattermen, Brian Coll & The Buckeroos
Coll, Christy*   Fermanagh Guitar Classic Showband/Coll's Collection (sadly passed away in April, 2006)
Coll, Frank Omagh Tyrone Vocals Big Valley
Coll, Martin Omagh Tyrone Guitar Big Valley, Rio Grande
Colley, Harry* Dublin Dublin Guitar Mushroom, Farmer's Sons (deceased)
Collins, Bobby* Omagh Tyrone Guitar Toreadors Showband
Collins, Donie Limerick Limerick Clarinet/Trmpt Donie Collins Band (Donie sadly passed away in 1987)
Collins, Michael Limerick Limerick Keyboards Donie Collins Band (Donie's brother)
Collins, Pat Dublin Dublin Fiddle Mushroom
Collins, Ronan     Drums The Others, Dickie Rock Band
Collum, Christy* Ardara Donegal Drums Cotton Mill Boys, Sahara Showband, Plainsmen
Collum, Jim "Jimbo"*   Donegal Vocals Savoy Swing Seven
Colohan, Frankie     Guitar Conquerors
Columb, Pete Granard Longford Vocals Hi-Lows
Comerford, John     Guitar Savoy Showband
Compton, Jimmy* Belfast Antrim Drums Lyttle People, Sands, Real McCoy, Sheeba, Nevada, Swarbriggs, Jump The Gun
Conboy, Barry Portumna Galway Guitar Royal Flush
Condell, Sonny   Wicklow Guitar Tir na nOg
Condon, Billy     Fiddle Ray Lynam and the Hillbillies
Condon, Bob* Dublin Dublin Keyboards Farmer's Sons, Glen Curtin Galaxy Band
Condon, Nicky     Trumpet Mick Delahunty Orchestra
Condon, Tony*   Waterford Trumpet Blue Aces Showband (Tony sadly passed away)
Conlon, Bill       Susan McCann & The Storytellers
Conlon, Harry     Sax Sean Thompson & The Everglades
Conlon, Kevin Sligo Sligo Guitar Dingle Spike
Conlon, Jim     Guitar* Royal Showband
Conlon, Tommy Sligo Sligo Drums Dee Leydon & The Powermen
Conn, Mickey     Guitar Millionaires
Connally, Gerry Thurles Tipperary Drums Skyrockets
Connaughton, Frank* Charlestown Mayo Vocals Dixietones
Conneff, Kevin Donore Dublin Bodhran Chieftains
Connealy, John Galway Galway Sax Raindrops Showband
Conneely, Stephen Galway Galway Unknown Gerry Cahill Dance Band
Connelly, Frankie* Belfast Antrim Vocals Frankie and the Echoes
Connelly, James Dublin Dublin Guitar Heir
Connelly, John     Sax? Virginians
Connelly, Patrick* Belfast Antrim Drums Seasons Showband, Echoes (Frank's brother) Dennis Osbourne
Connelly, Sam Strabane Tyrone Drums Enabarts, American Pie
Connick, Arthur*     Trombone Black Aces Showband, Tweed
Connolly, Colum Belfast Antrim Bass Sk'Boo, Green Angels
Connolly, Earl* Limerick Limerick Drums Sylvans Showband
Connolly, Frankie   Antrim Vocals Just Five
Connolly, Jim* Foynes Limerick Keyboards/Trpt Bob Madden Band, Monarchs Showband (Jim is now a sculptor in LImerick)
Connolly, Mairead     Vocals Dragoons
Connolly, Michael     Guitar Miami Showband
Connolly, Sean* Mullingar Westmeath Trumpet Classic Showband, Drifters
Connolly, St John Contarf Dublin Guitar Greenbeats, Aesop's Fables, Colm Wilkinson Band (passed away Jan 2007)
Connolly, Terry   Donegal Vocals Trixons Showband (Terry grew up mostly in London)
Conroy, Liam* Boyle Roscommon Drums Jivenaires Showband
Connor, Benny Drogheda Louth Vocals Silver Seven Dance Orchestra
Connor, John     Keyboards Northernaires Showband
Connor, Paddy Drogheda Louth Sax Silver Seven Dance Orchestra
Conroy, Paul   Dublin Keyboards Heartbeats
Conway, Andy   Carlow Guitar Boston Showband, Rainbow Showband, Oscars Showband
Conway, Billy* Limerick Limerick Sax/KB/Clar Ascot Showband, Billy Conway Band (sadly passed away in April 2002)
Conway, Brian Dublin Dublin Vocals Some People
Conway, Francis Tralee Kerry Guitar Clutch
Conway, Jimmy* Ballyfermot Dublin Guitar Bye-laws, Strangers, Big 8, Paddy Cole Band, King Creole, Brendan Bowyer Show
Conway, John Ballyhaunis Mayo Keyboards Riviera Showband (also managed Niagra Showband)
Conway, Mickey* Magherafelt Derry Sax Green Angels (Mickey passed away Nov 17, 2006)
Conway, Sean     Guitar Tracy and the Grassroots
Coogan, Larry Dublin Dublin Guitar Tomorrow's People
Cooke, Denis   Donegal Keyboards Stardust, Paddy Cole Superstars, Plattermen
Cooke, Eamonn*   Wexford Sax Jackpots Showband, Colours, Spotlights Showband (Jack's brother)
Cooke, Liam Cavan Cavan Drums Navak Showband
Cooke, Jack*   Wexford Vocals Jackpots Showband
Cooney, Billy   Carlow Guitar Boston Showband, Rainbow Showband
Cooney, John* Waterford Waterford Keyboards Blue Aces Showband
Cooney, Maurice       Red Hurley Band
Cooper, Cyril* Clara Offaly Trumpet Maurice Mulcahy Orchestra 
Cooper, Stuart* Warrenpoint Down Bass Hilton Showband, Susan McCann, Eileen King 
Coppinger, Michael*     Sax Royal Showband
Corbett, Morton*     Sax Seasons Showband
Corbett, Tim     Guitar Johnny McEvoy Band
Corcoran, Jimmy Drogheda Louth Sax Silver Seven Dance Orchestra
Corcoran, Martin* Dublin Dublin Keyboards Farmer's Sons
Cordner, Wayne* Belfast Antrim Sax Newmen
Corey, Joe Coalisland Tyrone Trombone Mary Lou & Harvest
Corlett, Ronnie* Belfast Antrim Sax Raydots
Cornally, Ger Thurles Tipperary Drums Jack Hanley Showband, Skyrockets (thanks to Garry Fogarty)
Corrigan, Ian Belturbet Cavan Vocals Casino Showband, Ian Corrigan & Country Style
Cosgrove, Johnny     Drums Bandits Showband
Costalot, Mark     Guitar Rob Strong Band, Stepaside
Costello, Seamus     Keyboards Bluebirds
Costelloe, Joe     Sax Donie Collins Band
Costelloe, Johnny Tuam Galway Sax Johnny Flynn Dance Band (Marie Hannon tells us Johnny sadly passed away)
Costelloe, Martin Tuam Galway Sax Johnny Flynn Dance Band (Marie Hannon tells us Martin sadly passed away)
Costelloe, Phil Tuam Galway Vocals Johnny Flynn Dance Band (Phil was Johnny's wife-sadly passed away)
Costelloe, William     Drums Exciters, Joe Dolan
Costigan, Mark London England Guitar Medium Wave Band, Stepaside, Rob Strong & The Rockets
Cotter, Jim Cork Cork Vocals Jack Brierley Showband, Regal Showband, Rio Showband
Coughlan, Frank* Limerick Limerick Bass/Guitar Berwyn Showband, Monarchs, Trident, Gerry & The Ohio (deceased) 
Coulter, Sammy*     Clarinet Walter Lewis Enterprise Showband
Courtney, Ango     Vocals Sneaky Pete
Courtney, Pam Wexford Wexford Vocals Pam and Fiesta, Wexford
Cowan, Alec Dublin Dublin Bass/Vocals Roosters, Vienna Showband
Cowan, Peader*     Vocals Epic Showband, Hilton Showband
Cowley, Kevin* Derry Derry Keyboards Keynotes, Joe Dolan & the Drifters
Cox, Frank* Mullingar Westmeath Drums Johnny McEvoy Band
Cox, John Belfast Antrim Guitar Soul Foundation
Cox, Paul Cavan Cavan Drums C60
Coyle, Barney*       Esquires Showband
Coyle, David*     Vocals Melody Aces Showband (passed away Nov. 17, 1983)
Coyle, Phillip Dublin Dublin Keyboards Shape 
Coyle, Raymond* Derry Derry Drums Esquires Showband, Barristers Showband, Tahiti Showband
Coyne, Peter Galway Galway Unknowns Gerry Cahill Dance Band
Coyne, P.J. Dublin Dublin Drums/Vocals Grassband, Arrows, Miami, Dickie's Band,
Coyne, Tommy Dublin Dublin Guitar Majorca, Airliners, Hoot'nanny's
Cradden, Michael Carlow Carlow Drums P.J. Tierney's Band (emigrated to UK)
Craig, Albert* Belfast Antrim Drums Oceans Showband, Jesters (retired and living in Belvoir Park, Belfast)
Craig, Gary     Sax Sneaky Pete
Craig, John*       Rising Sons Showband
Craig, John* Belfast Antrim Guitar The Circle
Craig, Louis* Larne Antrim Guitar High Seas Showband (emigrated to Canada)
Craig, Marie (Billy Jo) Derry Derry Vocals (aka Billy Jo) Harvest
Crampsie, Johnny     Sax Columba Gallagher Showband (sadly passed away-Liam Casey)
Cranny, Alan Dublin Dublin Guitar Mexicans, Stage 2, Groundhogs
Cranny, Shay* Dublin Dublin Sax Mexicans, Vienna Showband
Craughan, Ollie* Boyle Roscommon Guitar Westerners Showband
Craughwell, Oliver Birr Offaly Guitar Midlanders Showband, Conquerors
Crawford, Mervyn Belfast Antrim Sax Soul Foundation
Crawford, Tom     Bass The College Boys
Crawford, Willie     Keyboards Teddie and the Tigers
Creagh, Seamus   Derry Trombone Crescent, Coasters, Barristers, Bankers Showbands (died July 11, 2003)
Crean, John Ballina Mayo Drums Jack Ruane Showband, Fairways (John sadly passed away)
Creaney, Paul Belfast Antrim Guitar Teddie Palmer & The Rumble Band (Paul sadly passed away Nov, 2006)
Creedon, Timmy     Drums Orphanage, Bell Brush Band
Crehan, Padraig Athboy Meath Bass Magic Band
Creevy, Ronnie Mullingar Westmeath Guitar Hi-Lows, Murphy and the Swallows
Creighton, Eddie     Guitar The Movement, Chessmen
Creighton, Pete* Tuam Galway Guitar Johnny Flynn Showband (Pete sadly passed away March 20, 2010)
Creighton, Sean Kiltimagh Mayo Bass Time Machine
Creighton, Sean Dublin Dublin Bass Freewheel
Cremin, Michael     Vocals Maurice Mulcahy
Cresswell, Pete* London England Guitar Gene and the Gents, Flames, Sneaky Pete
Cribben, Shea* Kilkelly Mayo Vocals Riviera Showband, 2nd Sound (Shea sadly passed away Sept. 30, 2005)
Croft, Emilie     Keyboards/Vcls Jimmy Compton Showband, Stan Lynn Showband (emigrated to Canada)
Croghan, Oliver Longford Longford Bass Hi-Lows (Oliver sadly passed away in Feb, 2002 - Sharon Tighe-Mooney)
Croker, Brian* Glengormley Antrim Vocals/Guitar American Express, (sadly passed away in 2012 - Jim Nolan)
Cronin, Anita*     Bass Johnny McMahon Orchestra
Cronin, Gerry Tuam Galway Vocals Johnny Flynn Band, Gerry and the Ohio, Cronin Family (died April 3, 1988)
Cronin, Mick (Michael)   Kildare Drums Hi Lites Showband
Cronin, Mike Killarney Kerry Sax Michael O'Callaghan, Killarney Swinging Jarveys
Crooks, Herbie* Larne Antrim   Cameron Clan (died in a traffic accident)
Crooks, Rusty   Antrim Vocals Soul Foundation
Crossan, Steven     Drums Clouds
Crowe, Ray Dublin Dublin Guitar Memories
Crowley, Pat     Unknown Sleepy Hollow, Swarbriggs
Crowley, Robin Dublin Dublin Guitar Orange Machine, Poseidon
Crum, Maurice     Keyboards Chestnuts
Crymbal, George*     Bass Stratatones (thanks to M.Niblett)
Cubbit, Norman* Ballymena Antrim Keyboards Eileen King & Country Express
Cuddihy, Jack     Accordion Embassy Band (thanks to Peter Brady)
Cuffe, Mick Belcarra Mayo Bass/Vocals Brose Walsh Band (passed away Sept, 2002)
Cullen, Dermot     Trumpet Dean Swift and the Boys
Cullen, Frankie*     Bass Sunshine, Dickie Rock Band, Tony Kenny Band
Cullen, Gerry*     Keyboards Royal Showband
Cullen, Johnny*     Drums Keynotes Showband
Cullen, Mary*     Keyboards Johnny McMahon Orchestra
Cullen, Noel Dublin Dublin Bass Honey Suite
Culligan, Paddy* Mullingar Westmeath Drums Dinny Hughes Showband
Cullinane, Philip Aughnacloy Tyrone Bass/Fiddle Pig
Cummins, Eamonn Galway Galway Guitar Wild Breed
Cummins, Mick Dublin Dublin Keyboards Mick Cummins Orchestra
Cummins, Peter Dublin Dublin Bass Granny's Intentions, Donovan,
Cunningham, Aidan* Cootehill Cavan Guitar Blue Boys, Mighty Avons, Farmer's Sons, Cotton Mill Boys
Cunningham, Francie Kilkeel Down Guitar Executives. Down County
Cunningham,Larry Granard Longford Vocals Mighty Avons, The Country Blue Boys (died 28, Sept,2012)
Cunningham, Liam   Dublin Sax Memphis Showband
Cunningham, Martin* Dromore Tyrone Guitar Frankie McBride & The Polka Dots, Mighty Avons
Cunningham, Noel* Kilkeel Down Guitar Coasters, Executives, Polka Dots, Shelly & the Big Valley
Cunningham, Ollie*     Drums Hoot'nannys
Cunningham, Paddy   Donegal Guitar Northern Lights, Southern Express
Curlett, Ronnie Belfast Antrim Trumpet Capri Showband
Curnce, Topes     Gtr/Mandolin Keltic Wine
Curragh, Dave   Antrim Sax Scholars Showband, Dukes
Curran, Benny   Leitrim Trombone Carnegie Showband
Curran, Colin       Lyttle People, Chips
Curran, Cyril Ballyshannon Donegal Fiddle Assaroe Ceili Band, Nashville Showband
Curran, Harry* Killea Donegal Guitar Blue Glows Showband
Curran, John   Carlow Vocals Boston Showband, Oscars Showband
Curran, Seamus* Killea Donegal Guitar Blue Glows Showband
Curran, Shay     Trombone/Keys Pacific Showband
Curran, Tomas* Killea Donegal Vocals Blue Glows Showband (sadly passed away 29th June, 2009-John McGrenra)
Curran, Tony       Broken Arrow
Curristan, Brian Laghey Donegal Bass Nashville Showband
Curry, Fran     Keyboards Clowns, The Bards (now at Midlands FM Radio)
Curry, Marian Teemore Cavan Bass Silver Pennies
Curry, Martin     Bass Brendan Bowyer Show
Curry, Ricky* (Jim) Larne Antrim Guitar Jimmy Johnston Showband (emigrated to Perth, Australia-from his son)
Curtin, Alfie* Tralee Kerry Guitar Kerry Blues
Curtin, Billy* Tralee Kerry Sax Swingtime Aces, Arrivals Showband (sadly passed away Jan 12, 2012)
Curtin, D.J. Tralee Kerry Vocals Kerry Blues, Big 8
Curtin, Glen* Cork Cork Vocals Glen Curtin Band, New Blues, Nevada, Galaxy Band (sadly died Sept 20, 2009)
Curtin, John Tralee Kerry Sax Kerry Blues
Curtis, Gerry Kingscourt Cavan Guitar Silver Pennies
Curtis, John     Bass Gary Moore Band
Cusack, Ger Limerick Limerick Vocals/Drums Billy Conway Showband, Empire Showband
Cushley, Billy     Guitar Breakaways Showband
Cutland, Freddie*     Guitar Columbia Showband

*Our thanks to Jimmy Compton, Brian O'Brien, Brian "Shorty" O'Kane, Danny McLaughlin, Martin Flynn, Andy Monk, Joe Dodd, Peter Kinsey, Teddie Palmer, Patrick Hoye, Karl Compton, Dessie Lennox, Alec Clince, Michael Niblett, Declan Colgan, Mike McVicker, Mick Gilligan, Paul Welch, Michael Conway, Liak O'Reilly, John McGrenra, Alan Carr, Dickie Donnelly, Alan White, Glen Brown, Alec Cowan, John Doohan, Alan Jones, Dave Hynes, Kevin Erwin, Ernie Corrigan, Jim Clarke, John Baird, Trefor Owens, Brian O'Neill, Jakub Sawicki, Ray Fynes, James Meredith, Patsy McAuley, Noel O'Neill, Dennis Osborne, John Fennessy, John Warburg, Paddy Brennan's "Golden Era of Irish Showbands," & Eugene Nixon's "He's Not Working...He's in a Band" for their assistance with many of the names on this list.


2002-2017 GMS Productions

In Loving Memory of Grant Gallagher: Sept. 21, 1990 - Nov. 18, 2006