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Musicians Directory: U-Z

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Last, First Town County Instrument Bands
Uprichard, Jimmy* Portadown Armagh Gtr/Banjo/Steel Majestic Showband
Valance, Ricky*     Vocals Chessmen
Varley, Anthony     Guitar Glen Curtin Band
Vaughn, Philomena     Violin Mick Delahunty Orchestra
Vaughn, Tony Dublin Dublin Violin Earl Fitzgerald Orchestra
Vella, Tommy Dublin Dublin Guitar Freewheel
Villa, Larry*       Tahiti Showband
Verdon, Liam Sligo Sligo Vocals Stylos Showband (sadly passed away 7th Jan, 2012)
Waddell, Sammy*     Sax Spring
Wadham, Johnny   England Drums Full Circle, Louis Stewart, Session Work
Wall, Johnny     Bass Kerry Blues
Wallace, Brian   Antrim Bass Teddie Palmer & The Rumble Band
Wallace, Carole Bettystown* Meath Vocals New Blues *(Thanks to Peter Kinsey for the info)
Wallace, Jack* Dublin Dublin Guitar Paladins Showband
Wallace, John     Guitar Federals Showband
Wallace, Val Dublin Dublin Guitar Intruders (sadly passed away in 1985 aged 40-T. Carroll)
Waller, Pat Drogheda Louth Drums Crackers, Cotton Mill Boys
Walker, Charlie     Bass Dave Glover Showband (brother of Davy), Witnesses
Walker, Davy*     Sax Stellas (brother of Charlie)
Walker, Junior* Keady Armagh Drums Canvas Wagon
Walker, Paul     Guitar Clouds
Walker, Robbie Dublin Dublin

Vocals

Ned Spoon (first name also quoted as Reggie)
Walpole, Frank Sligo Sligo Guitar Kevin Woods Showband
Walsh, Aidan Galway Galway Unknown Gerry Cahill Dance Band
Walsh, Billy Letterkenny Donegal Vocals Denver Showband, Section One, Rascals
Walsh, Brose Belcarra Mayo   Brose Walsh & The Rockaways, Brose Walsh Band
Walsh, Christy Carlow Carlow Vocals Clubmen, Vikings, P.J. Tierney, Paragon 7, Jack Ruane (sadly passed away)
Walsh, Davy*   Waterford Sax Footappers Showband, Decca Showband
Walsh, Dermot   Galway Guitar Raindrops Showband
Walsh, Enda* Letterkenny Donegal   William Ponsonby Showband
Walsh, Errol     Guitar Rodeo
Walsh, Gerry* Ballyhaise Cavan Bass Mighty Avons, Homesteaders (Gerry passed away in Oct., 2001)
Walsh, Gerry Cork Cork Bass Michael O'Callaghan Band, Regal Showband, Mystic Showband
Walsh, Gerry Portlaw Waterford Vocals Voxenaires, Cowboys, Maurice Mulcahy Bandshow
Walsh, Ina* Letterkenny Donegal   William Ponsonby Showband (sadly passed away)
Walsh, James Belcarra Mayo Keyboards Brose Walsh & The Rockaways, Brose Walsh Band
Walsh, Jim     Drums Dean Swift and the Boys
Walsh, John Noel Belcarra Mayo Trumpet Brose Walsh & The Rockaways, Brose Walsh Band
Walsh, John     Guitar Time Machine
Walsh, Kevin Drogheda Louth Vocals Magic Band, Magic Moments (a.k.a. Magic - brother of Nevada's Willie Walsh)
Walsh, Mary Ballycotton Cork Vocals Champions (a.k.a. Gina)
Walsh, Maurice* Ballyfermot Dublin Drums/Vocals Airliners, Bye-Laws, Joe Dolan & the Drifters
Walsh, Mossie Cork Cork Keyboards Champions
Walsh, Olly Westport Mayo Guitar Leaders
Walsh, Patricia* Letterkenny Donegal Bass Rascals (Billie's sister)
Walsh, P.J.*     Drums Agents Showband
Walsh, Paddy Galway Galway Sax Gerry Cahill Dance Band
Walsh, Pat Cork Cork Guitar Champions
Walsh, Robbie Dublin Dublin Vocals Magazine, Adolph J. Ragg, Honey Suite, Orphanage (passed away Oct 6,2007)
Walsh, Tomas Castlebar Mayo Guitar Brose Walsh & The Rockaways, Brose Walsh Band
Walsh, Tommy Ballyfermot Dublin Sax Young Shadows, Debonaires (brother of Maurice-PJ Murphy)
Walsh, Tommy Tuam Galway Trumpet Millionaires, Tony & The Graduates, Bandits SB, Real McCoy (died 7-2-16)
Walsh, Tony* Waterford Waterford Guitar/Trmbn Blue Aces Showband (Tony passed away)
Walsh, Willie Drogheda Louth Trumpet Nevada (brother of Kevin, a.k.a. Magic)
Ward, Barry     Fiddle Casterbridge Union
Ward, Bill Ballinasloe Galway Vocals Luv Bug
Ward, Brian Dublin Dublin Trumpet Jackpots, Colours
Ward, Cornelius* Glenties Donegal Vocals/Keybrd Geraldine & The Cufflinks, The Magic Band (a.k.a. Magic)
Ward, Dermot   Donegal Guitar/Vocals Philosophers
Ward, Hughie* Burtonport Donegal Guitar/Fiddle Virginians, Hoot'nanny's, Keynotes (thanks to his son Paul for info)
Ward, Iggy* Belfast Antrim Guitar Tony Kenny Band, Katmandu, Shorty & The Heartbeats
Ward, PJ Kilbeggan Westmeath Drums Hi-Lows, Coll's Collection
Ward, Raphaelle Unknown   Vocals Stateside, Miami
Ward, Sean* Dublin Dublin Drums Chimes Showband, Transit Showband
Ward, Sonny Ballintubber Roscommon Sax Premier Aces, Murphy & the Swallows, Brendan Shine (born in Birmingham)
Ward, Willie (Bill) Dublin Dublin Trumpet Altonaires SB, Jackpots SB, Colours (Willie sadly passed away 6-14-06)
Warner, Ewald Dublin Dublin Trombone Jimmy Honeyman Orchestra
Warren, Kevin* Dublin Dublin Trumpet Farmer's Sons
Watson, Peter* Enniskillen Fermanagh Drums Skyrockets Showband, Gene & The Gents
Way, Johnny     Unknown Broadsiders
Weadick, Joe* Arklow Wicklow Trombone Red Seven Showband, Columbia Showband
Weadick, Timmy* Arklow Wicklow Vocals/Trombone Spotlights Showband, Ranchers,
Wearen, Kevin Donnycarney Dublin Sax/Clarinet Brigadoon, Downbeats, Sunrise Serenaders
Weir, Ben Dublin Dublin Guitar Duffie
Weir, John     Bass Debonaires
Weir, Raymond Belfast Antrim Drums Manhattan Showband, Jestors (emigrated to Australia-Steve Weir)
Weiss, Karl* Clonmel Tipperary Sax Mick Delahunty Orchestra (still going strong in Clonmel)
Wells, Heuston*   England Vocals Premier Aces, Masters, Trident (sadly passed away 27th Dec, 2013)
Weston, Bud     Sax Tommy Weston Dance Band
Weston, Tommy     Banjo/Gtr Mick Delahunty Orchestra, Tommy Weston Dance Band (sadly passed away)
Whelan, Bertie     Drums Oscars Showband (Bertie sadly passed away-Liam Kelly)
Whelan, Bill Dublin Dublin Keyboards Planxty, Bumper to Bumper (went on to write Riverdance)
Whelan, Brian     Vocals Cyclones Showband
Whelan, Jim     Trumpet Empire Showband
Whelan, Joe Clonmel Tipperary Unknown Rim-Shot Showband
Whelan, Pat     Bass The Others
Whelan, Paula Moate Westmeath Vocals/keys Safari Showband (niece of Bill Whelan, composer of Riverdance)
Whitcomb, Ian Surrey England Vocals Bluesville
White, Bernard Dublin Dublin Vocals Elmer Fudd, Stop Press, Times (aka Benny)
White, Billy* Dublin Dublin Drums/Multi Soul Agents, Stop Press
White, Freddie* Dublin Dublin Guitar Soul Agents, Stop Press
Whitelaw, Derry Mullingar Westmeath Guitar/Keyb Indians, Apaches (a.k.a Spotted Tail)
Whiteside, Jimmy Waterside Derry Drums Flingels Showband, Guiness, American Drifters (thanks to Leslie Thompson)
Whitley, Harry Belfast Antrim Guitar Oceans Showband, Scholars, Brunswick (sadly passed away)
Whitty, Cecil     Guitar Ivy Folk
Whyte, Dave     Drums The Business
Wilde, Johnny*     Trumpet Des Furlong Showband
Wilde, Kieran     Sax Jump The Gun
Wilder, Alan Strabane Tyrone Guitar New Rascals
Wilder, David Strabane Tyrone Keyboards New Rascals
Wilkinson, Collette Dublin Dublin Vocals Gentry
Wilkinson, Colm Dublin Dublin Vocals Chris Lambe Showband, Action, Jim Doherty Quartet, Four Aces, The Witnesses
Williams, Barry   Dublin Drums Chocolate Vehicle, Groundhogs, Confederates
Williams, Eddie     Bass Charley Boy
Williams, Paul     Guitar Greenbeats (pased away 11/22/67)
Williamson, Billy*     Guitar Silhouettes
Williamson, Billy Unknown   Vocals Madlads, Interns
Williamson, Joe*     Keyboards Jackpots Showband
Wills, Pip     Guitar Champs (Glen Brown tells us Pip passed away)
Wilson, Andy* Belfast Antrim Trombone Witnesses Showband (lives in the UK as of Jan 2014)
Wilson, Aubrey* Banbridge Down Drums Red Rockets Showband
Wilson, Billy       Dixonaires
Wilson, Bill* Belfast Antrim Dums Crypt
Wilson, Bob*     Keyboards Teddie Palmer & the Rumble Band, Clubsound (brother of John below)
Wilson, Derek* Ballinderry Antrim Sax Blue River Boys, Manhattan Showband
Wilson, Des Dundalk Louth Kybrds/Vcls Vanguard 6, Grassroots, Big Country, Cotton Mill Boys (Des passed away)
Wilson, John Belfast Antrim Drums Them, Sounds, Taste, Skid Row
Wilson, Ken     Guitar Chips
Wilson, Mick   Kildare? Guitar Hi Lites Showband
Winter, Chuck     Guitar Michael O'Callaghan Band
Winters, Brian     Bass Bluebirds
Woodfull, Brian Dublin Dublin Bass Casino Showband, Indians (a.k.a. Crazy Horse)
Woodfull, Dermot* Dublin Dublin Guitar Intruders, Sugar Shack, Green County (brother of Brian & John-d. early 90's)
Woodfull, John Dublin Dublin Guitar Casino Showband, Indians (a.k.a. Dull Knife)
Woods, Barry Bangor Antrim Keyboards Lyttle People, Newmen, Real McCoy, Tweed, Clubsound
Woods, Dennis Dublin Dublin Keyboards Stepaside, Teddie Palmer and the Rumble Band, Sheeba
Woods, Don Drumshanbo Leitrim Guitar Magic Band, Mike Denver today
Woods, John       Tara Showband (emigrated to Canada-sadly passed away in 2003 )
Woods, Kevin Drumshanbo Leitrim Unknown Kevin Woods Showband
Woods, Michael Drumshanbo Leitrim Sax Kevin Woods Showband
Woods, Pat* Keady Armagh Vocals/guitar Majestic Showband
Woods, Shane Drumshanbo Leitrim Drums Kevin Woods Showband
Woods, Terry Dublin Dublin Multi-instruments Woods Band, Sweeney's Men
Woods, Tony* Donegal Donegal Vocals Gay McIntyre, Rhythm Boys, Jim Farley, Express Showband (passed away)
Wordsworth, Ray Sheffield England Trombone Jack Ruane Showband
Wright, Bobby     Vocals Dave Glover Showband, Witnesses
Wrixon, Eric     Keyboards Trixons Showband, Them, Thin LIzzy
Wynne, Brian* Mullingar Westmeath Trumpet Jim Farley Band, Top 7, Imperial Imps, Sandie Jones Band, Hawaii Five-0, Country Style
Wynne, Emmet* Dublin Dublin Trumpet Airchords Showband, Wheels, Dublin City Showband
Yorke, Patrick Mullingar Westmeath Keyboards T.R. Dallas Band
Young, Dusty* Dublin Dublin Trumpet Walter Lewis Enterprise Showband
Young, Eamonn Dublin Dublin Sax/flute Sean Dunphy & The Hoedowners
Young, Michael     Bass Altonaires, Maurice Mulcahy (sadly passed away Dec 7, 2007 - his son, Andy)
Young, Sean     Keyboards Altonaires  (sadly passed away Sept 11, 2010 - his son, Colm)
Young, Terry     Guitar Bye-laws

Acknowledgements:
*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, Paul Welch, John McGrenra, Alan Carr, Catherine Dovonan, Alan White, Glen Brown, Alan Jones, Basil Henriques, Tom Foley, John Doohan, Michael Arkins, Jimmy Uprichard, Len Quinn, Dave Hynes, Elaine Schneider (nee Ruane), Lorraine Clarke, Trefor Owens, Ernie Corrigan, Mark Fitzpatrick, James Meredith, Jakub Sawicki, Martin Branigan, Peter Brady, Liam O'Reilly, John Baird, Ray Fynes, 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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