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Last, First Town County Instrument Bands
Kane, Christy* Lucan Dublin Bass Imperial Imps Showband
Kane, Eamonn     Guitar The College Boys
Kane, Gary Dublin Dublin Vocals Ravens Showband, Vampires
Kane, George Tullamore Offaly Bass/Guitar Doc Carroll & the Nightrunners, Jesse& the James Boys
Kane, Joe   Dublin Bass Viscounts
Kane, Kevin Cork Cork Vocals Arrivals Showband
Kane, Mick*     Bass Paramount Showband
Kane, Oliver     Guitar The College Boys
Kane, Roy*     Drums Silhouettes
Kane, Ricky   Galway Vocals Olly Maloney Showband (Ricky sadly passed away in March 2006)
Kane, Sammy*     Sax Trefor Owens Band
Kavanagh, Denis Dublin Dublin Vocals Lincoln Folk
Kavanagh, John     Drums Colours Showband
Kavanagh, Mike*     Trumpet Monarchs Showband (emigrated to the States in 1967)
Kavanagh, Noel* Dublin Dublin Trombone Imperial Imps Showband
Kavanagh, Paud Clara Offaly Trumpet Crackaways
Kavanagh, Paul Dublin Dublin Guitar Federals, Vampires (Paul is retired was a director at CARA computers- Ray Kavanagh)
Kavanagh, Tony* Dublin Dublin Drums Daddy Cool & the Lollipops
Kaye, George British Navy India Fiddle Mitchell County Ramblers, Smokey Mountain Ramblers, Rocky Tops, Mash,
Real Country, Bluegrass Roadshow
Kaye, Gerry* Dublin Dublin Sax Farmer's Sons, Kaye Twins
Kaye, Paul* Dublin Dublin Trombone Farmer's Sons, Kaye Twins
Kealy, Bill*     Bass Echos Showband
Kealy, Colm Dungiven Derry Drums Polka Dots, Ramblin Men, Buckaroos (Colm sadly passed away Jan. 7, 2004)
Kealy, Kevin Tuam Galway Guitar Olly Maloney Showband
Keane, Danny* Mitchelstown Cork Sax Maurice Mulcahy Orchestra, Cajun Sound (sadly passed away-M.Mulcahy)
Keane, Eamonn Dublin Dublin Trumpet Casino Showband, Indians (a.k.a. Sitting Bull)
Keane, Michael* Longford Longford Keyboards/Sax Memphis, Jim Farley, Johnny McEvoy, Big 8, Blue Boys, Paddy Cole Superstars
Keane, Mike     Guitar Conquerors, Country Folk (Mike passed away a few years ago)
Keane, P.J.       Astronauts Showband
Keane, Rickie*     Vocals Olly Maloney Showband
Keane, Sean* Dublin Dublin Fiddle Chieftains
Keane, Vinny Dublin Dublin Drums Sean Dunphy & The Hoedowners
Kearney, Barry*     Vocals Swinging Viscounts Showband
Kearney, Dave Dublin Dublin Guitar Movement, Smokey Mountain Ramblers, Sandie Jones (Dave died 1-14-10)
Kearney, Felix* Omagh Tyrone   Pride of Erin Ceili Band
Kearney, Olly*     Vocals Black Aces Showband
Kearney, Val     Trombone/Gtr Jackpots Showband, Nevada
Kearns, Christy Dublin Dublin Drums Blue Jays 
Kearns, Malachy*     Sax Green Angels, Red Admirals, Gene and the Gents, Derrick & the Sounds
Kearns, Pat   Carlow Trumpet Boston Showband, Rainbow Showband, Oscars Showband
Kearns, Tony   Dublin Sax Jim Farley Band Show, Caroline Showband
Keating, Eddie Portlaois   Guitar Magic Band
Keating, David       The Shade
Keating, Francis   Armagh Fiddle Canvas Wagon, Tribesmen, Dermot Henry, Shelly & Startime
Keating, John     Bass Carousel Showband
Keegan, Frankie Ballinamore Leitrim Bass Kevin Woods Showband
Keeling, Tony     Vocals Tony & The Graduates
Keely, Packie*     Trumpet Walter Lewis Enterprise Showband
Keenan, James Kells Kildare Trumpet Manhattan Showband (sadly passed away in January, 1974)
Keenan, Liam* Temp Fermanagh Drums Brian Coll & The Buckaroos, Cajun Sound
Keenan, Norman* Bangor Down Vocals Continentals Showband
Kehoe, Billy   Carlow Bass Rainbow Showband
Keighery, Pete     Guitar Saints Showband
Kelehan, Noel Dublin Dublin Keyboards Pete Stuart Orchestra
Kelley, Eileen Cork Cork Vocals Nevada, Big 8, Kelley & Klass (a.k.a. Kelley)
Kelly, Alex*     Sax Des Furlong Showband
Kelly, Billy Sligo Sligo Drums Stylos Showband, American Pie (emigrated to the United States in early 80's)
Kelly, Billy*     Trumpet Swingtime Aces,  Johnny Flynn Showband (Billy sadly passed away)
Kelly, Bobby* Dublin Dublin Guitar Greenbeats, Chosen Few, Freshmen, Sands, Stepaside, Tony Kenny, Ronnie Drew
Kelly, Ciaran Athlone Westmeath Accordion Ciaran Kelly New Sounds (sadly passed away in 2007)
Kelly, Danny, Jr.* Tuam Galway Trombone Johnny Flynn Showband / Sound
Kelly, Danny* Tuam Galway Piano Johnny Flynn Dance Band (father of Danny Jr, sadly passed away)
Kelly, Des* Turloughmore Galway Bass Quicksilver, Capitol Showband (manager) (passed away April 1, 2017)
Kelly, Gerry Kildare Kildare Guitar Har & the Escorts, Pirates, Magic Band, Joe Dolan and the Drifters
Kelly, Gerry     Trumpet Danny & The Lions
Kelly, Hugh* Belfast Antrim Drums Presidents Showband
Kelly, Jackie* Downpatrick Down Vocals Sands
Kelly, Jimmy   Cork Trombone Jack Brierley Showband
Kelly, John* Turloughmore Galway Drums Capitol Showband (Des' brother - died Oct 25, 1987)
Kelly, John Knock Mayo Vocals/Trmbn Niagra Showband
Kelly, John     Vocals, Gtr Adelaide Showband
Kelly, Keith Dublin Dublin Vocals Kansas City
Kelly, Kevin Nenagh Tipperary Keyboards Goldust
Kelly, Leo Carlow Carlow Guitar Tropical Showband, Emmet Spiceland, Tir na nOg
Kelly, Michael Ballinrobe Mayo Bass Jack Ruane, Margo (sadly passed away 13 May, 2013)
Kelly, Michael Castlerea Roscommon Bass Fairways, Duskey Sisters, Sandy Kelly Band (brother of Tom)
Kelly, Owen* Larne Antrim Keyboards Cosmos Showband, Coasters Showband, Playboys, Champs
Kelly, Paddy     Keyboards Vienna
Kelly, Paddy Limerick Limerick Sax Ambassador 7 Showband
Kelly, Pascal Portlaoise Laois Vocals Ciaran Kelly New Sounds
Kelly, Pat*   Carlow Bass Boston Showband, Grassroots, Waves Showband, Rawhide, Tweed
Kelly, Pearse   Dublin Drums Sneaky Pete, Gary Moore Band
Kelly, Pete Ballymoe Galway Trumpet Premier Aces
Kelly, Richard Derry Derry Drums Charlie Kelly Ceili Band, Rio Showband, Trend Showband (emigrated to Canada)
Kelly, Ronnie*   Antrim Drums Teddie Palmer & The Rumble Band
Kelly, Seamus Elphin Roscommon Drums Ramblers Showband
Kelly, Tom Castlerea Roscommon Keyboards Tom Kelly Sound, Fairways (became their manager)
Kelly, Tommy Longford Longford Bass Hi-Lows
Kelso, Sammy Belfast Armagh Drums Witnesses Showband
Kennedy, Alex Portadown Armagh Keyboards Tuxedo Junction
Kennedy, Bobby Clones Monaghan Bass Cajun Sound
Kennedy, Derek* Athenry Galway Vocals/Guitar Swingtime Aces
Kennedy, Francis Athenry Galway Guitar Swingtime Aces, Brendan Shine Band
Kennedy, Ken     Sax Sean Thompson & The Everglades
Kennedy, Gerald     Keyboards Maurice Lynch Band (now lives in Costa Blanca Spain)
Kennedy, Larry     Drums Firehouse
Kennedy, Michael* Boyle Roscommon Guitar Jivenaires
Kennedy, Michael* Arklow Wicklow Guitar Homers Knods (Michael sadly passed away in July, 1970 of an illness)
Kennedy, Ollie Mullingar Westmeath Guitar/Bass Classic Showband, Agents Showband, Fairways, Blue Boys, Grassroots, Misty
Kennedy, P.J. Castlepollard Westmeath Trombone/Keys Firehouse Five, Firehouse
Kennedy, Ronnie   Dublin Keys, Tpt Danny & The Lions, Hoot'nanny's, Grassroots, Johnny McEvoy's Band
Kennedy, Yvonne     Vocals Boys N' Girls, Poteen
Kennerly, Kevin Dublin Dublin Guitar.Vocals The Strike
Kenny, Austin       Spud, Irish Travellers
Kenny, Derek Dublin Dublin Bass Tomorrow's People, Glen Curtin Band (Derek died of cancer in March, 2007)
Kenny, James* Arklow Wicklow Guitar Echos Showband
Kenny, John* Arklow Wicklow Guitar Homers Knods
Kenny, John* Unknown   Vocals Gimik
Kenny, Larry* Arklow Wicklow Sax/clarinet Echos Showband, Red Seven Showband
Kenny, Mickey Clara Offaly Bass Crackaways
Kenny, Paul     Drums Cotton Mill Boys (Paul sadly passed away while with the Cottons)
Kenny, Sean Boyle Roscommon Guitar Hi-Lows, Jivenaires, Times, Swarbriggs Band, Dingaling (d.9th Feb, 2011)
Kenny, Tony Dublin Dublin Vocals Mexicans, Vampires, Sands Showband, Tony Kenny Band
Kenrick, Billy Fethard Tipperary Keyboards Mick Delahunty Orchestra (Billy sadly passed away in 1973-Brian Kenrick)
Kent, Kenny       Kingdom Showband
Keogh, Denise Dublin Dublin Vocals Angel
Keogh, Jimmy   Dublin Drums Mustangs Showband
Keogh, John* Dublin Dublin Keyboards Greenbeats
Keogh, Mick*     Drums Jackpots Showband
Keogh, Paul     Guitar Pacific Showband, Diamonds Showband
Keogh, Peggy     Fiddle Gallowglass Ceili Band
Keogh, Myles     Trombone Dixonaires Showband
Keogh, Sean     Keyboards Gallowglass Ceili Band
Keohan, Pat Dungarvan Waterford Bass Sean Dunphy & The Hoedowners
Kerins, Aidan Sligo Sligo Bass Stylos Showband, Tom Kelly Sound, Fairways
Kerly, Peader* Castleblaney Monaghan Bass Newline Showband
Kerr, Albert     Unknown Breakaways Showband
Kerr, Damien     Unknown Danny Doyle & Music Box
Kerr, Des "Dixie"     Sax Breakaways Showband
Kerr, John* Fanad Donegal Vocals Solo artist (John sadly passed away April 25, 2006)
Kerr, Nicola Lurgan Armagh Vocals Chips, Stacc, New Seekers
Kernaghan, Wes Belfast Belfast Road Manager Clouds, Sunshine, Teddie Palmer Band
Kerwick, Fran* CarrickOnSuir Tipperary Bass Apaches
Kettyles, Cecil* Enniskillen Fermanagh Keyboards Skyrockets Showband (passed away June 20, 2000)
Keyes, Freddy     Guitar Clouds
Kiely, Colm     Drums Ramblin' Men
Kiely, Henry* Limerick Limerick Drums Donie Collins Band
Kiely, Michael     Bass Crowell
Kielty, Liam   Tipperary Sax Kansas City
Kiernahan, Hilary* Bangor Down Guitar Rhythm Kings
Kilcullen, Noel Enniscrone Sligo Guitar Abilene Showband, Fairways, San Antones, Stardust, Ohio
Killen, Edmund*       Dave Dixon Orchestra
Killeen, Eddy*     Keyboards Maurice Mulcahy Orchestra
Killeen, Tony Greystones Wicklow Drums Mexicans
Killian, Tom       The Shade
Killough, George Belfast Antrim Drums Richmond Hill
Kilty, Pat     Guitar Colm Wilkinson, Vienna, Sands, Gibney & Donovan, Starband, Dublin Blues band
Kimmons, Hughie     Drums Rhythm Aces, Hilton Showband
King, Adele "Twink" Dublin Dublin Vocals Maxie Dick & Twink, Bye-Laws, Twink Band, Big 8, Paddy Cole Superstars (a.k.a Twink)
King, Cranston     Bass Michael O'Callaghan Band
King, Don Dublin Dublin Bass Jimmy Honeyman Orchestra
King, Donna Buttevant Cork Vocals Michael O'Callaghan Band, Killarney Swinging Jarveys
King, Eileen Camlough Armagh Vocals Country Express, Country Flavour, Countyy Gifts (join Flavour in 1975)
King, Ledger*     Keyboards Brose Walsh Band
King, Liam*       Rising Sons Showband
King, Pat   Dublin Bass The Strike, Sean Thompson & The Everglades
King, Sean*       Rising Sons Showband
King, Sharon     Vocals Cotton Mill Boys
King, Tom E.* Belfast Antrim Vocals Raydots, Dukes, Scholars, Flair, Galaxy Showband
Kinsella, Marty     Vocals Argentina
Kinsella, Mick Dublin Dublin Sax Teenbeats
Kinsella, Sean* Cork Cork Drums Airchords Showband
Kinsella, Tommy Dublin Dublin Bass Cotton Mill Boys, Buckshot
Kirby, Myles* Mullingar Westmeath Drums Classic Showband
Kirk, Jimmy     Vocals Candy
Kirk, Willy   Down Drums Executives
Kirwan, Dominic     Vocals Las Vegas
Kirwan, Larry   Wexford Vocals/Gtr Johnny Reck Showband, Palladium Showband (emigrated to USA)
Kirwan, Nicky Cork   Drums Arrivals Showband
Kitteringham, Eric   Dublin Bass Taste, Gaslight (Eric sadly passed away in May, 2013)
Kodak, Dave Dublin Dublin Keyboards Stepaside
Knight, Dawn* Augher Tyrone Vocals Dawn Knight & The Casuals (Dawn's real name is Maureen Ferguson)
Knowles, Sonny Dublin Dublin Vocals Jimmie Honeyman, Pacific Showband, Dermot O'Brien's Clubmen, Solo career
Knox, Eamonn     Keyboards The College Boys
Krzyzanowski, Thad     Guitar Real Country, Bluegrass Roadshow (Brother of George Kaye,
Thad sadly passed away in the 70's)

*Our thanks to Jimmy Compton, Brian "Shorty" O'Kane, Brian McCaughey, Danny McLaughlin, Andy Monk, Martin Flynn, Joe Dodd, Peter Kinsey, Teddie Palmer, Patrick Hoye, Karl Compton, Dessie Lennox, Michael Niblett, Declan Colgan, Paul Welch, John McGrenra, Brian Wynne, Mick Gilligan, Alan Carr, Alan White, Tom Foley, Cavan Ferrie, Alan Jones, Lorraine Clarke, John Doohan, Glen Brown, Dave Hynes, Larry Dineen, Francis Loughlin, Seanie Ryan, John Baird, Ernie Corrigan, Jakub Sawicki, Peter Brady, Ray Fynes, John Fennessy, 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.


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