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Last, First Town County Instrument Bands
O'Boyle, John* Birmingham England Unknown Virginians
O'Brien, Alan     Guitar Dean Swift and the Boys
O'Brien, Brendan Dublin Dublin Keyboards/Vcls Cotton Mill Boys
O'Brien, Brendan     Unknown Blarney Folk
O'Brien, Brendan Dublin Dublin Guitar Skyrockets, Jim Farley Band (sadly passed away in 2000)
O'Brien, Brendan Cork Cork Vocals Johnny Byrne, Dixielanders, Dixies Showband, Stage Two (died 3-Apr-08)
O'Brien, Brian     Vocals Blarney Folk
O'Brien, Con   Dublin Bass Some People
O'Brien, Dave     Bass California Brakemen
O'Brien, Deke     Guitar Bluesville, The Limited Company, Solomon's MInes, Chosen Few
O'Brien, Dermot Ardee Louth Accor/Vocals Clubmen, Dermot O'Brien Band (sadly passed away May 22, 2007)
O'Brien, Fergus Santry Dublin Trumpet Tony & The Graduates (sadly passed away 11 May, 2013 - Ken Aust)
O'Brien, Francis       Quartermasters
O'Brien, Frankie     Guitar Premier Aces
O'Brien, Gerry Limerick?   Bass Berwyn Showband
O'Brien, John Drumcondra Dublin Guitar Ranchers, New Blues, Bagatelle, Tumbleweeds
O'Brien, Kevin* Drogheda Louth Sax Top 7 Showband, Hawaii Five-0, Las Vegas, Dickie's Band
O'Brien, Margaret     Vocals Ludlows
O'Brien, Mera* Drogheda Louth Drums Hawaii Five-0, Fairways
O'Brien, Michael     Drums Millionaires
O'Brien, Mick     Vocals Blarney Folk (emigrated to USA)
O'Brien, Mike     Vocals Good Tymes, Real McCoy, Brown & O'Brien (emigrated to Canada)
O'Brien, Murrough Drogheda Louth Drums Fairways
O'Brien, Noel* Enniskillen Fermanagh Drums Trenniers Showband (Noel sadly passed away a few years ago)
O'Brien, Pat Dublin Dublin Trombone Jimmy Honeyman Orchestra
O'Brien, Paud*     Sax/clarinet Red Seven Showband, Avonairs Showband
O'Brien, Willie*   Dublin Guitar Rooster, Vienna Showband
O'Callaghan, Andy* Navan Meath Keyboards Swarbriggs, Tony Kenny Band, Johnny Logan Band
O'Callaghan, Bobby Buttevant Cork Vocals Michael O'Callaghan Band (passed away 9/21/87)
O'Callaghan,Michael Buttevant Cork   Michael O'Callaghan Band (passed away Dec 7, 2007)
O'Callaghan, Michael Tralee Kerry Drums Clutch
O'Callaghan, Ronan Belfast Antrim Keyboards Tony Kenny Band, The Crack, Geraldine Brannigan Band
O'Callaghan, Sean Kingscourt Cavan Drums Silver Pennies
O'Carroll, Gus Cork Cork Sax Vards Showband, Tears Showband, Fantasy, Rio
O'Connell, Brendan     Guitar Melochords Showband, The Cadets, Johnny McEvoy Band
O'Connell, Christy Cork Cork Guitar Brendan O'Brien, Tony Stevens Band (emigrated to Boston)
O'Connor, Bernie     Trumpet New Blues
O'Connor, Dave Doc Cork Cork Keyboards Des McAlea Band, Vienna, Red Hurley
O'Connor, Dermot* Arklow Wicklow Guitar Spotlights Showband
O'Connor, Don* Dublin Dublin Drums Reform (born in Dublin, grew up in LImerick)
O'Connor, Frank     Trumpet Michael O'Callaghan Band
O'Connor, Frankie Galway Galway Bass Wild Breed
O'Connor, Gerry     Sax George Duffy Orchestra
O'Connor, Jim Dublin Dublin Bass Nevada
O'Connor, May     Keyboards Mick Delahunty Orchestra
O'Connor, Michael Watreford Waterford Sax Spotlights, Buckshot
O'Connor, Mo Conna Cork Guitar Loudest Whisper, Michael O'Callaghan Band
O'Connor, Mossie Newcastle W. Limerick Drums Donie Collins Band, Maurice Mulcahy (a.k.a. Ronnie Fox) (passed away 3/31/05)
O'Connor, John Waterford Waterford Guitar/Vocals Dixies (a.k.a. Rory)
O'Connor, Tommy Tralee Kerry Bass Kerry Blues(died In December 2013)
O'Connor, Tommy Dublin Dublin Trumpet Shampoo, Shaft, Kansas City
O'Day Dinkie* Vocals Banshees
O'Doherty, Cahir Ballymena Antrim Vocals Gentry, Cahir O'Doherty & The Dazzle Band (emigrated to Florida)
O'Doherty, Cahir   Derry   Catweazle
O'Doherty, Michael     Trumpet Trend Showband
O'Doherty, Raymond   Derry   Catweazle
O'Domhnaill, Mike     Guitar Bothy Band (Michael sadly passed away in July, 2006)
O'Donnell, Al Dublin Dublin Gtr/Vcls/Banjo Solo, Sweeney's Men, Dubliners
O'Donnell, Ciaran* Strabane Tyrone Keyboards Playboys, New Drifters
O'Donnell, Eithna* Letterkenny Donegal Vocals Sundowners Showband
O'Donnell, Evelyn* Letterkenny Donegal Vocals Envoys Showband
O'Donnell, Fran Letterkenny Donegal Bass Scripto
O'Donnell, Joe       Sean Gallagher & the Quarrymen
O'Donnell, Margaret Kincasslagh Donegal Vocals Keynotes, Country Folk, Country Pride, Margo & Co. (A.k.a. Margo)
O'Donnell, Paddy Joe Gweedore Donegal Vocals Slieve Foy Showband
O'Donnell,Rosemary Gweedore Donegal Keyboards Slieve Foy Showband (sadly passed away in May, 2009)
O'Donnell, Tony Sligo Sligo Guitar/Keybrds Savoy Swing 7, Dee Leydon & The Powermen, Fintan Stanley & Maisie McDaniel
O'Donnell, Vincent     Drums College Boys
O'Donoghue, Alfie Castleconnell Limerick Unknown Goldust
O'Donoghue, Ray   Cork Unknown Jack Brierley Showband
O'Donoghue, Shay       Atlantis Showband, Debonaires, Dreams, Tony Kenny Band
O'Donoghue, Stevie Limerick Limerick Drums College Showband, Ambassador 7 Showband
O'Donovan, Gerry     Guitar Alyce
O'Donovan, Mike   Cork Drums Dixies
O'Dowd, Alfie     Drums Kelley & Klass
O'Dowd, Bill       Kingdom Showband
O'Dowd, Shaun Carrick onShannon Leitrim Vocals/Gtr Kevin Woods SB, Donie Collins Band, Top League, Sean O'Dowd & Dingaling
O'Dowda, Donal Monaghan Monaghan Guitar Dermot O'Brien's Clubmen, Mighty Avons (Donal sadly passed away)
O'Driscoll, Bob Limerick Limerick Bass Bojangle
O'Driscoll, Brian Kilkenny Kilkenny Drums Tweed, Kaye Brothers
O'Driscoll, Michael   Cork Trombone Breakaways
O'Duffy, Phillip     Guitar Deep Set, Cadets, Grassroots, Cottons (sadly passed away August, 2017)
O'Dwyer, Jim*       Black Aces Showband
O'Dwyer, Tommy Clonmel Tipperary Sax Rim-Shot Showband, Voxenaires (sadly passed away April, 2005)
O'Dwyer, Willie   Tipperary Unknown Tommy Weston Dance Band (Willie sadly passed away - John Ryan)
O'Farrell, Pat       Sundown
O'Flaherty, Rory Killarney Kerry Drums Killarney Swinging Jarveys
O'Flaherty, Tommy     Drums Roly Daniels & Green County
Ogilby, Rodney*     Drums The System
O'Gorman, Tommy     Trumpet New Blues
O'Grady, Brendan Charlestown Mayo Drums Riviera Showband
O'Grady, John* Limerick Limerick Bass Billy Conway Showband
O'Grady, Michael Tralee Kerry Bass Clutch
O'Grady, Michael*     Keyboards Tweed
O'Grady, Mick*     Bass Vampires (Mick sadly passed away Oct 20, 2007-Tom Foley)
O'Hagan, Art*   Antrim Bass Clipper Carlton
O'Hagan, Fergus* Craigavon Antrim Vocals Clipper Carlton (sadly passed away Feb 24, 2007)
O'Hagan, Mick* Howth Dublin Vocals Boyfriends, Cromwell, Bananas, Sheriff, Romance (J. Logan's brother)
O'Hagan, Victor*       Esquires Showband, Tahiti Showband
O'Hagan, Willie     Bass Mexicans, Groundhogs, Lyttle People, Sunshine
O'Hanlon, Mike* Strabane Tyrone Drums Clipper Carlton, Santa Fe (sadly passed away 7th Sept, 2009)
O'Hanlon, Paul Dublin Dublin Drums Mitch and the Editions
O'Hara, Anthony     Bass Finvola Showband
O'Hara, Dan* Blacklion Cavan Guitar/Vocals Ramblin Men, Country Flavour, Blue River (died Nov 13, 2004)
O'Hara, Frank* Letterkenny Donegal Vocals Dee Jays Showband
O'Hara, George Belfast Antrim Guitar College Boys, The People, Light
O'Hara, Jimmy* Derry Derry Keyboards Stardust Showband
O'Hara, Jimmy     Fiddle Finvola Showband
O'Hara, Lawrence     Vocals Finvola Showband
O'Hara, Michael*   Longford Bass Black Dots Showband
O'Hara, Mick     Guitar Finvola Showband
O'Hara, Shay Carlow Carlow Vocals Royal Blues, Premier Aces (emigrated to Australia-died 20-Mar-09)
O'Hara, Willie     Drums Finvola Showband
O'Hehir, Joe* Mullingar Westmeath Bass Classic Showband/Coll's Collection
O'Kane, Brian* Belfast Antrim Bass Tony Kenny, Lovers, Daddy Cool & Lollipops, Topcats, Strangers, Shorty & Heatbeats
O'Keefe, Anthony Glenville Waterford Keyboards Derek Joys Showband (sadly passed away Nov 27, 2006)
O'Keefe, Brian Dublin Dublin Guitar Cotton Mill Boys
O'Keefe, Danny Dublin Dublin Drums Honey Suite, Adolf J Rag, Brogue
O'Keefe, Declan Cork Cork Guitar Fontana Showband
O'Keefe, Finbar Cork Cork Trumpet Saints Showband
O'Keefe, Pat     Trumpet Nomads Showband
O'Keefe, Pat     Bass Adelaide Showband
O'Keefe, Paul Portlaw Waterford Drums Voxenaires, Cowboys Showband
O'Kelly, Leo Carlow Carlow Guitar Tir na nOg
O'Kelly, Patricia     Vocals Hilton Showband
O'Leary, Finbar* Cork Cork Keyboards Dixielanders/Dixies (Finbar sadly passed away June 12, 2002)
O'Leary, Finbar     Guitar Regal Showband
O'Leary, Hugh Castlefin Donegal Sax Blueglows Showband  (sadly assed away 30th May, 2016)
O'Leary, Marty     Bass Blueglows Showband
O'Leary, P.J.*     Trumpet Dave Moynihan Showband
O'Leary, Rita Cork Cork Guitar Luv Bug
O'Leary, Sean   Cork Trumpet Regal Showband (Sadly passed away 31 July, 2012 - Breda Stafford)
O'Leary, Tony Bray Wicklow Vocals/Gtr Capitol Showband, Smokeys, Gallowglass
Oliver, Jackie     Drums Silhouettes, Melotones, Johnny Hilton Dance Band (thanks to his brother, Colin)
O'Lenehan, Dermot London England Unknown Duffie
O'Loughlin, Brendan Limerick Limerick Bass/Vocals Wee 4 S'band, Ambassador 7, Express Showband, Ohio, Parkway Orchestra
O'Loughlin, Denis Limerick Limerick Sax/Clarinet Pete Roxborough Orchstra, Dermot O'Brien's Clubmen
O'Loughlin, Jack Limerick Limerick Trumpet Ambassador 7, Heuston Wells & Trident, Empire Showband
O'Loughlin, Michael Limerick Limerick Guitar Bud Clancy Orchestra
O'Loughlin, Mick Claremorris Mayo Accordion Mick O'Loughlin Dance Band
O'Mahony, Barry     Bass The Plainsmen
O'Mahony, Chris*     Bass Dixielanders Showband, Dixies (passed away July 10, 1990)
O'Mahony, Eddie   Cork Guitar Breakaways
O'Malley, Custer* Belfast Antrim Guitar The Circle  
O'Malley, Mick     Guitar Hoot'nanny's, Buckshot
O'Malley, Tony     Keyboards Skyrockets Showband
O'Mara, Evelyn* Boyle Roscommon Vocals Jivenaires, Mystics Showband
O'Meara, Michael* Waterford Waterford Trombone Blue Aces Showband (brother of Paddy)
O'Meara, Paddy Waterford Waterford Sax Airchords Showband (brother of Michael)
O'Meara, Pat   Kildare? Bass Hi Lites Showband
Ormond, Paddy Gorey Wexford Drums Roadrunners
O'Neill, Arthur*     Sax Pat Lynch & The Airchords, Wheels, Art Supple & The Victors
O'Neill, Billy     Guitar Dermot O'Brien's Clubmen (Billy sadly passed away)
O'Neill, Brendan*     Drums Spring, Rory Gallagher
O'Neill, Brian Keady Armagh Sax/clarinet Majestic Showband, Canvas Wagon, Finnavons SB (Brian sadly passed away)
O'Neill, Dan     Unknown Casterbridge Union
O'Neill, Danny*     Bass Footappers Showband, Savoy Showband
O'Neill, Desi Athlone Westmeath Vocals Big Time
O'Neill, Eddie Dublin Dublin Drums Kansas City
O'Neill, Frank     Bass Frankie McBride & The Polka Dots
O'Neill, Hugh     Drums Joe Cuddy Band, Vienna, Fresh Boogie Band, Inchequin
O'Neill, Hugh     Vocals Fresh Boogie Band, Inchequin
O'Neill, Jimmy Castlerea Roscommon Keyboards/Gtr. Premier Aces, Murphy and the Swallows
O'Neill, Jimmy Omagh Tyrone Sax Swing Earls Orchestra, Polka Dots
O'Neill, Jimmy Mountmellick Laois Drums Ian Corrigan & Country Style
O'Neill, John* Donaghmore Tyrone Keyboards Philomena Begley & Country Flavour
O'Neill, John*     Drums Magazine, Sands, Wheels, Top 7
O'Neill, Leslie Dublin Dublin Drums The Deep Set
O'Neill, Martin   Cavan Drums Annalees Showband, Ian Corrigan & Country Style
O'Neill, Mickey* Castleblaney Monaghan Drums Manhattan, Capitol, Times, Swarbriggs, Big 8, Paddy Cole (d.14-6-10)
O'Neill, Noel     Trombone Jim Farley Band, Berwyn Showband
O'Neill, Shane     Vocals Blue In Heaven
O'Neill, Terry Dublin Dublin Drums Souls and Heels
O'Reilly, Bren     Unknown Casterbridge Union
O'Reilly, Brian     Drums Miami, Jump The Gun
O'Reilly, Cathal       The Shade
O'Reilly, Damien Belfast Antrim Keyboards Chips, Peggy's Leg
O'Reilly, Gus Dublin Dublin Guitar The In-Sect
O'Reilly, Liam Arklow Wicklow Guitar Echoes, Red Seven, Columbia Showband, Quartermasters
O'Reilly, Mick Bray Wicklow Keyboards Mexicans 
O'Reilly, Mick* Dublin Dublin Bass Transit Showband
O'Reilly, Padraig     Keyboards Driftwood
O'Reilly, Peadar Galway Galway Keyboards Gerry Cahill Dance Band
O'Reilly, Phil     Trumpet Airchords Showband
O'Reilly, Phillip Dublin Dublin Drums The Strike
O'Reilly, Shay Unknown Unknown Trmbn/Vcl Casino Showband, Indians (a.k.a. Medicine Crow-sadly passed away)
O'Reilly, Tony Dublin Dublin Keyboards Freewheel
O'Reilly, Willie     Drums Bye-laws
O'Rourke, Con   Wexford   Supreme Showband
O'Rourke, Gerry     Guitar Finnavons Showband
O'Rourke,Margaret Drumnafinla Leitrim Vocals Hi-Lows (sadly passed away July 15, 2013)
O'Rourke, Padraig*     Vocals Clowns (sadly passed away)
O'Rourke, Tommy     Trumpet Miami Showband, Sands
Orr, Jimmy* Belfast Antrim Sax/clarinet Senators Showband, Martells Showband, Harlequins Showband
Osborne, Dennis Belfast Antrim Bass/Gtr/Keyb Echoes, Seasons Showband, Green Angels (emigrated to Australia in June, 1969)
O'Shaughnessy, Don Dublin Dublin Trumpet Niagra Showband (emigrated to Las Vegas)
O'Shea, Jerry* Waterford Waterford Drums Blue Aces Showband
O'Shea, Michael     Unknown Southern Stars
O'Sullivan, Albert   Dublin Guitar/fiddle Gypsies
O'Sullivan, Eamon   Cork Drums Impact Showband
O'Sullivan, Eddie       Royal Showband
O'Sullivan, Eugene   Limerick Keyboards Gimik
O'Sullivan, Kevin Cork Cork Bass Ritz Showband (sadly passed away in a house fire in April, 2008)
O'Sullivan, Liam     Sax Greenbeats, Memphis Showband,
O'Sullivan, Mick   Limerick Bass Gimik
O'Sullivan, Murt Bantry Cork Bass Regal Showband (Mike Ahern tells us Murt passed away)
O'Sullivan, Joe   Cork Drums Michael O'Callaghan Showband, Dixies (sadly passed away 10th May,2010)
O'Sullivan, Paddy Bantry Cork Bass Regal Showband (Mike Ahern tells us Paddy passed away 6-1-13)
O'Sullivan, Paddy     Unknown Broadsiders
O'Toole, Connie Dublin Dublin Bass Some People
O'Toole, David Dublin Dublin Guitar/Multi Skin Deep, Talk to Strangers, Bordello, Papa Hobo
O'Toole, Eamon Clonmel Tipperary Unknown Rim-Shot Showband
O'Toole, Fran Bray Wicklow Keyboards Miami Showband (killed by terrorists in July 31, 1975)
O'Toole, Joe     Vocals Dixies, Flint (after Joe Mac and brendan left)
O'Toole, Noel Kanturk Cork Trumpet Tree Tops, Top League, Dingaling
Otterson, Danny     Sax Chestnuts
Owens, Al Strokestown Roscommon Trombone Ramblers Showband (emigrated to England playing with several Irish outfits)
Owens, Eugene   Sligo Guitar Fenians Ballad Group
Owens, Frank* Bray Wicklow Bass Ian Corrigan & Country Style, Jim Farley Big band
Owen, Hank Bray Wicklow Guitar Mexicans 
Owens, Henry   Cork Guitar Breakaways
Owens, Ivan Ballymoney Antrim Guitar Green Angels, Trefor Owens Band
Owens, Paddy* Omagh Tyrone Guitar Swing Earls Orchestra, Polka Dots
Owens, Sean Bray Wicklow Bass Mexicans 
Owens, Trefor Ballymoney Antrim Keyboards/Bass Beltona Showband, Leo McCaffrey & The Glensmen, Trefor Owens Band (Ivan's brother)

*Our thanks to Jimmy Compton, Brian O'Brien, Brian "Shorty" O'Kane, Martin Flynn, Danny McLaughlin, Andy Monk, Joe Dodd, Peter Kinsey, Teddie Palmer, Patrick Hoye, Alec Clince, Dessie Lennox, Karl Compton, Michael Niblett, Declan Colgan, Mick Gilligan, Brian Wynne, Paul Welch, John McGrenra, Alan Carr, Catherine Dovonan, Alan White, Glen Brown, Alan Jones, Basil Henriques, Tom Foley, Alec Cowan, James Meredith, John Doohan, Dave Hynes, John Baird, Elaine Schneider (nee Ruane), Lorraine Clarke, Billy Garland, Trefor Owens, Ernie Corrigan, Jakub Sawicki, Seamus Casey, 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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