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Last, First Town County Instrument Bands
Nally, Pat Claremorris Mayo Drums Classic Showband
Napier, Chris Belfast Antrim Sax Soul Foundation
Nash, Mick* Patrickswell Limerick Drums Farmer's Sons, Virginians, Jim Farley Band, Green County
Nash, Patrick       Uptown Band, Grannies Intentions, Woods band (passed away in 2009)
Naughton, John Limerick Limerick Bass Workfarm
Neenan, Tony   Cork Trumpet Jack Brierley Band, Arrivals Showband (Tony sadly passed away)
Neeson, Mike Killarney Kerry Bass Killarney Swinging Jarveys
Neil, Gerry Portstewart Antrim Keyboards Gentry, Lyttle People
Neil, Johnny       Tara Showband (emigrated to Canada in the mid 60's)
Neilsen, Carl Strandhill Sligo Trumpet Clefonaires Showband (sadly passed away June 23, 2011)
Nerney, Declan Drumlish Longford Guitar Hi-Lows, Homesteaders, Buckaroos
Neville, Larry Cork Cork Trumpet Dixielanders, Michael O'Callaghan Showband (passed away March 11, 2006)
Newcombe, Eddie     Sax Firehouse
Newell, Alex* Larne Antrim Drums High Seas Showband
Newman, Tony Mullingar Westmeath Drums Arkansas Travellers, Haggards, The Drifters (passed away in 2000)
Newport, Charlie     Guitar Charley Boy
Niblett, Mike*     Bass Stellas, Seekers, Silhouettes, High Seas, Clouds, Night People, Big Ivan&New Country
Niblock, Peter* Belfast Belfast Drums Fresh Boogie Band, Sunshine, Teddie Palmer
Nicholas, Tony Derry   Unknown Rising Sons Showband
Nixon, Eugene* Omagh Tyrone Guitar Swing Earls Orchestra, Melody Aces, Polka Dots
Nixon, Mervyn Enniskillen   Bass Eagle
Nodwell, Eleanor Cork Cork Vocals Michael O'Callaghan Band
Nodwell, Matt Cork Cork Unknown Vards Showband (went into management in late 60's)
Nolan, Dave     Bass Confederates
Nolan, Frank       Eileen Reid & The Cadets
Nolan, Jimmy Nenagh Tipperary Bass Goldust
Nolan, Mike Dundalk Louth Trumpet Clubmen, Billy Brown Band, Stage 2, Pacific Showband (passed away 1/9/05)
Nolan, Sean Dublin Dublin Vocals Raindrops Showband
Noone, Patrick J Roscommon Roscommon Trumpet Tara Showband (Patrick sadly passed away Feb. 12, 2007 - Chris Noone)
Nooney, Freddie Sligo Sligo Drums Times (Sligo) Showband
Nooney, Sean Sligo Sligo Guitar Times (Sligo) Showband
Norrie, Bryce Larne Antrim Vocals Pasado Showband, Candy, Sunshine (real name Mark Price)
Norris, Leslie     Drums Silver Clouds (Leslie sadly passed away Feb. 15, 2006-Alan Carr)
Norris, Tommy     Trumpet Grenadiers Showband
Norry, Nita     Vocals Solo
Norton, Ken* Dublin Dublin Guitar Imperial Imps Showband
Nugent, Johnny Omagh Tyrone Bass Polka Dots
Nugent, Leo* Keady Armagh Trumpet/Guitar Majestic Showband
Nugent, Sean Lack Fermanagh Fiddle Pride of Erin Ceili Band

*Our thanks to Jimmy Compton, Tomas Walsh, John Sheridan, Brian O'Brien, Brian "Shorty" O'Kane, Martin Flynn, Danny McLaughlin, Andy Monk, Joe Dodd, Peter Kinsey, Teddie Palmer, Dessie Lennox, Patrick Hoye, Karl Compton, Michael Niblett, Declan Colgan, Brian Wynne, Mick Gilligan, Jimmy Uprichard, Paul Welch, John Doohan, Cavan Ferrie, Catherine Dovonan, John McGrenra, Basil Henriques, Tom Foley, Alan Carr, Alan White, Glen Brown, Dave Hynes, Trefor Owens, Packie Keeney, Lorraine Clarke, Ernie Corrigan, 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.


LEADING showbiz personalities from across Ireland attended the Tandragee funeral of singer Jackie Nelson, who died on Wednesday last after an illness.
Warm tributes were paid at a thanksgiving/remembrance service in Ballymore Parish Church on Sunday to the 62-year-old Gilford man who had a distinguished stage and recording career over four decades, entertaining at venues locally, throughout the United Kingdom, the Republic and in the United States and Australia.

Jackie took seriously ill before Christmas, just as he was about to launch a new DVD album, Memories of Ireland. His biggest recording success was in the 1980s with the song Walking, Talking Dolly, which figured in both the Irish and UK charts.

More than 1,000 mourners were in the overflow congregation to hear Ballymore rector the Rev Shane Forster recall Jackie's highly significant musical contribution as a tenor singer with a very distinctive voice, concentrating on the country 'n' Irish and gospel scenes.

Music, said the rector, was Jackie's life-long love and the attendance at the funeral was confirmation of his integrity and the esteem he was held in by associates and by the wider public alike.

Jackie, a senior official with the Ulster Bank for more than 30 years, is survived by his wife Marlene and son Darrin, an aeroplane pilot in the United States who read a lesson at the service.

Showband performer Roly Daniels sang a solo Precious Lord Take My Hand and Billy McFarland, another contemporary, played a trumpet solo.

One of Jackie's gospel recordings was played, evoking spontaneous applause from the congregation.

Entertainers among the mourners included Jerry Hanlon (from Chicago), Brian Coll, Susan McCann, Philomena Begley, Joe E Hamilton, Leon McCrum, Gene Fitzpatrick, Eileen King, Terence McKeag, Barbara Allen, Conal Gallen, Curtis Magee, Dick and Lilian Barton, Fiddlin' Tom Cameron, Boxcar Brian, Hugo Duncan and Paddy O'Flaherty from the BBC and Downtown Radio's Warren Smyth.



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