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Folk/Traditional/Cabaret Photo Gallery

Although folk is not strictly related to the showband era, it was during these same years (55-85) that folk musicians came into their own as a major force on the Irish entertainment landscape and in many cases shared the same stages with their showband counterparts. In fact, many folk artists like Johnny McEvoy and Danny Doyle, ended up fronting showbands after successful stints on the folk club circuit. Below is a collection of photos of Irish folk acts from the 60, 70's and 80's.  

Click on any thumbnail to see full sized picture: 662 Photos so far

Planxty & Bill Whelan '81

Paul Brady - 1976 Stockton's Wing - '84 (DD) Clannad in 1981 Shannon Brothers (DL)

Clancy Brothers Ceoltoiri Cualann - 1961 Dubliners - 1977 Wolfe Tones - 1965 Dublin City Ramblers
Andy Irvine - 1976

Moving Hearts

The Barleycorn - 1972

Christy Moore - 1975

Chieftains - 1979
Aileach - 1974 Spud - 1974 Larry Hogan - 1975 Paul Brady - 1982 Moving Hearts - 1982
Barleycorn (BK) Boru - 1989 (DD) The Ludlows Weaver Folk (TP) Homers Knods (LR)
Dolores Keane Bards - 1980 Dubliners-1971 (KS) Wolfe Tones - 1971 (KS) Dingle Spike - 1982 (KC)
Barleycorn - 1973 Barleycorn - 1982 Chieftains (KS) Blackthorn (DL) Jim McCann - 1967 (BA)
Blarney Folk - 1967 (BA) Night & Day - 1967 (BA) Pathfinders (BA) Emmet-Spiceland - 1967(BA) Emmet-Spiceland (BA)
Emmet-Spiceland - 1968 (BA) Croppies - 1968 (BA) Denis McGrath - 1968 (BA) Geraldine Doyle (BA) Emmet-Spiceland - 1969 (BA)
The Johnstons - 1966 The Ludlows - 1966 (LR) Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem Nitrax - 1970's (LR) Clancys with Tommy Makem in 1966 (LR)
Dubliner - 1966 (LR) Wolfe Tones in 1966 (LR) Grehan Sisters - 1966 (LR) The Johnstons - 1966 (LR) Jesse Owens - 1966 (LR)
Brendan Grace - 1974 Planxty with Paul Brady Planxty Raglan Four (LR) De Danann - 1978
Go Lucky Four (LR) Dubliners (LR) Pumpkinhead - 1975 Emmet Spiceland (LR) Ormonde Folk Group (BF)
Mary Black Homers Knods (LR) Homers Knods (LR) Sands Family (PH) The Casement (GW)
Noel Pender (LR) Midnight Well (PH) Clannad (PH) Furey Brothers (PH) Pattersons (LR)
Makem & Clancy  (LR) Blarney Folk - 1967 Danny Doyle - 1966 Irish Travellers (TG) Ivy Folk (TG)
Chieftains Dubliners (KS) Dubliners (KS) Pattersons-1970 (KS) Johnny McEvoy - 1966
Johnny McEvoy - 1966 Westonairs - 1966 Barleycorn - 1989 Clancy Brothers (MB) Liffeysiders - 1965 (LR)
Jon Ledingham (LR) Maxi, Dick & Twink (LR) Hyland Paddy - 1979 (PH) Johnny McEvoy (LR) Barnbrack (TP)
Johnny McEvoy Dragoons - 1967 Al O'Donnell - 1967 Blarney Folk - 1967 Emmett Spiceland-67
Liffey Folk - 1967 Noel Ginnity - 1967 Pecker Dunne - 1967 Wolfe Tones - 1967 Ritchie Harrington-1967
Nita Norry - 1967 Sweeney's Men - 1967 Emmett Spiceland-67 Ludlows - 1967 Dubliners - 1967
Danny Doyle - 1967 Leprechauns - 1967 Anne Byrne-1967 Blarney Folk-1967 Broadsiders - 1967
Dubliners - 1967 Hedley Kay - 1967 Ivy Folk - 1967 Johnstons - 1967 Noel Ginnity - 1967
Ritchie Harrington-1967 Wolfe Tones - 1967 Ormonde Folk - 1967 Ludlows - 1967 Coterie Folk - 1967
Owen Roe Folk-1967 Finbar & Eddie Furey - 1967 We Four - 1967 McTaggarts - 1967 Luke Kelly - 1967
Oliver Kane - 1967 Broadsiders - 1967 Danny Doyle - 1967

Wolfe Tones - 1967

Adrienne & Mick-67
Jesse Owens-1967 Jargon - 1979 Jargon - 1982 Danny Doyle - 1967

Wolfe Tones - 1967

Danny & Johnny - 1967

Barley Cove Folk-67

Jolly Tinkers - 1967

Shay Healy - 1967

Danny Doyle - 1967
Ronnie Drew - 1967

Dubliners - 1968

Liffey Folk - 1969

Johnny McEvoy - 1969 Johnny McEvoy - 1969
Johnny McEvoy - 1969 Ronnie Drew - 1967

Mitchell County Ramblers - 1967

Danny Doyle - 1967

Johnstons - 1968

Barley Cove Folk-69

Maxi, Dick &Twink-69

Celts - 1969

Two's Company - 1969

Two's Company - 1969

Alma Carroll - 1969

Johnstons - 1969

Anna McGoldrick-1968

Lowlanders - 1968

Farran Folk - 1970

Angela Farrell - 1971

Angela and Dana- 71

Angela and Dana- 71

Wolfe Tones - 1967

Wolfe Tones - 1970

Wolfe Tones - 1968

Wolfe Tones - 1969

Wolfe Tones - 1968

Wolfe Tones - 1972

Wolfe Tones - 1969

Adrienne Webber - '68

Adrienne Johnston - '67

Danny Doyle - 1967 Danny Doyle - 1969 Danny Doyle - 1968
Danny Doyle - 1969 Danny Doyle - 1968 Danny Doyle - 1968 Danny Doyle - 1968 Danny Doyle - 1970
Danny Doyle - 1968 Danny Doyle - 1970 Danny Doyle - 1968 Luke Kelly - 1968 Luke Kelly - 1967
Luke Kelly - 1970 Luke Kelly - 1970 Luke Kelly - 1967 Luke Kelly - 1969 Luke Kelly - 1967

Fiddler's Green (DC)

Fiddler's Green (DC)

Bluegrass Roadshow - 1971 (TF)

Alma - 1970

Alma - 1973

Alma - 1968

Alma - 1968

Alma - 1968

Alma - 1969

Alma - 1970

Alma - 1973

Alma - 1972

Alma - 1972

Barleycorn - 1972 Barleycorn - 1973
Barleycorn - 1972 Barleycorn - 1972 Barleycorn - 1972 Barleycorn - 1973 Barleycorn - 1973
Barleycorn - 1974 Barleycorn - 1973 Barleycorn - 1974 Barleycorn - 1974 Barleycorn - 1974

Wolfe Tones - 1972

Wolfe Tones - 1972

Wolfe Tones - 1974

Wolfe Tones - 1972

Wolfe Tones - 1971

Wolfe Tones - 1972

Wolfe Tones - 1973

Wolfe Tones - 1973

Wolfe Tones - 1973

Wolfe Tones - 1973

Wolfe Tones - 1974

Angela Farrell - 1971

Angela Farrell - 1972

Angela Farrell - 1972

Brendan Grace - 1974
Gingermen - 1969 Gingermen - 1969 Gingermen - 1969 Brendan Grace - 1973 Brendan Grace - 1974
Brendan Grace - 1974 Brendan Grace - 1975 Brendan Grace - 1975 Brendan Grace - 1974 Brendan Grace - 1974
Anna - 1970 Anna - 1971 Anna's TV Show - 1971 Anna - 1971 Anna - 1973
Big Four - 1974 Big Four - 1960's

Unknown - 1970 (KH)

Sweeney's Men - 1967 Sweeney's Men - 1967
Sweeney's Men - 1968 Sweeney's Men - 1968 Sweeney's Men - 1968 Sweeney's Men - 1968 Johnny Moynihan-1968
Sweeney's Men - 1968 Sweeney's Men - 1968 Sweeney's Men - 1968 Sweeney's Men - 1968 Two's Company (RF)

Dubliners - 1972

Dubliners - 1970

Dubliners - 1970

Dubliners - 1968

Dubliners - 1973

Dubliners - 1972

Dubliners - 1972

Dubliners - 1970

Dubliners - 1969

Dubliners - 1971

Dubliners - 1971

Dubliners - 1970

Dubliners - 1971

Dubliners - 1970

Dubliners - 1973

Dubliners - 1973

Dubliners - 1972

Dubliners - 1967

Dubliners - 1973

Dubliners - 1970

Dubliners - 1969

Dubliners - 1972

Dubliners - 1973

Dubliners - 1969

Dubliners - 1969

Crescendoes - 1971

Crescendoes - 1971

Saga - 1971

Teamwork (RF) Tudor (RF)
Willows (RF) Wolfe Tones (RF) Wolfe Tones (RF) Wolfe Tones (RF) Wolfe Tones (RF)
Wolfe Tones (RF) Sonny Ward (RF) Apples (RF) Arcady (RF) Aslan (RF)
Aslan (RF) Bachelors (RF) Bachelors (RF) Bachelors (RF) Bachelors (RF)
Bachelors (RF) Bachelors (RF) Bards (RF) Bards (RF) Barleycorn (RF)
Barleycorn (RF) Barleycorn (RF) Barleycorn (RF) Barleycorn (RF) Barleycorn (RF)
Barleycorn (RF) Barleycorn (RF) Barnbrack (RF) Big Four (RF) Big Four (RF)
Big Four (RF) Big Four (RF) Big Four (RF) Big Four (RF) Big Four (RF)
Big Four (RF) Blarney Folk (RF) Bloom (RF) Blossoms (RF) Blossoms (RF)
Bluebell Quartet (RF) Bluebell Quartet (RF) Bluebell Quartet (RF) Boomerang (RF)x Brendan O'Dowda (RF)x
Boru (RF) Boru (RF) Brendan O'Dowda (RF) Scullion (RF) Scullion (RF)
Shannon Brothers (RF) Shaskeen (RF) Shaskeen (RF) Showstoppers (RF) Showstoppers (RF)
Showstoppers (RF) Spud (RF) Spud (RF) Spud (RF) Spud (RF)
Stockton's Wing (RF) Stockton's Wing (RF) Stockton's Wing (RF) Stockton's Wing (RF) Stockton's Wing (RF)
Stoker's Lodge (RF) Stout (RF) Sunshiners (RF) Sweeney's Men (RF) Lincoln Folk (DM)
Celtic Storm (RF) Charlie McGettigan (RF) Cherish The Ladies (RF) Chieftains (RF) Chieftains (RF)
Chieftains (RF) Chieftains (RF) Chieftains (RF) Chieftains (RF) Chuck Winter (RF)
City Trio (RF) Clancy Brothers (RF) Clancy Brothers (RF) Clancy Brothers (RF) Clancy Brothers (RF)
Clancy Brothers (RF) Clancy Brothers (RF) Clancy Brothers (RF) Clancy Brothers (RF) Clancy Brothers (RF)
Clannad (RF) Clannad (RF) Clannad (RF) Clannad (RF) Coll's Collection (RF)
Craftsmen (RF) Crescendos (RF) Croppies (RF) Croppies (RF) Crystals (RF)
Crubeen (RF) Crubeen (RF) Crubeen (RF) Crystals (RF) Crystals (RF)
Cuchulain (RF) Dermot O'Brien (RF) Dermot O'Brien (RF) Dermot O'Brien (RF) Dermot O'Brien (RF)
Dermot O'Brien (RF) Des Tracey (RF) Dolores Keane (RF) Dolores Keane (RF) Dragoons (RF)
Dragoons (RF) Doves (RF) Doves (RF) Doves (RF) Doves (RF)
Bards (RF) Bards (RF) Bards (RF) Bards (RF) Bards (RF)
Barleycorn (RF) Barleycorn (RF) Barleycorn (RF) Clancy Brothers (RF) Clancy Brothers (RF)
Terry Wilson (RF) Terry Wilson (RF) Tony Malone (RF) Values (RF) Values (RF)
Values (RF) Villagers (RF) Dublin City Ramblers(RF) Dublin City Ramblers(RF) Dublin City Ramblers(RF)
Dublin City Ramblers(RF) Dubliners (RF) Dubliners (RF) Dubliners (RF) Dubliners (RF)
Dubliners (RF) Dubliners (RF) Dubliners (RF) Dubliners (RF) Dubliners (RF)
Dubliners (RF) Dubliners (RF) Dubliners (RF) Dubliners (RF) Dubliners (RF)
Dubliners (RF) Dubliners (RF) Dubliners (RF) Dubliners (RF) Dubliners (RF)
Dubliners (RF) Dubliners (RF) Dubliners (RF) Paul & Dubliners (RF) Dynamics (RF)
Pattersons - 1970 Pattersons - 1973 Pattersons - 1970 Pattersons - 1969 Pattersons - 1968
Pattersons - 1968 Pattersons - 1970 Pattersons - 1970 Pattersons - 1970 Pattersons - 1970
Johnny McEvoy - 1973 Johnny McEvoy - 1972 Johnny McEvoy - 1971 Johnny McEvoy - 1975 Johnny McEvoy - 1973
Johnny McEvoy - 1973 Johnny McEvoy - 1973 Johnny McEvoy - 1972 Johnny McEvoy - 1968 Johnny McEvoy - 1972
Johnny McEvoy - 1971 Johnny McEvoy - 1975 Johnny McEvoy - 1968 Johnny McEvoy - 1970 Johnny McEvoy - 1970
Johnny McEvoy - 1968 Johnny McEvoy - 1971 Johnny McEvoy - 1968 Johnny McEvoy - 1967 Johnny McEvoy - 1967
Johnny McEvoy - 1969 Johnny McEvoy - 1974 Johnny McEvoy - 1969 Johnny McEvoy - 1973 Johnny McEvoy - 1967
Johnny McEvoy - 1970 Johnny McEvoy - 1973 Johnny McEvoy - 1972 Johnny McEvoy - 1971 Johnny McEvoy - 1970
Johnny McEvoy - 1970 Johnny McEvoy - 1968 Johnny McEvoy - 1969 Johnny McEvoy - 1969 Johnny McEvoy - 1968
Johnny McEvoy - 1973 Johnny McEvoy - 1973 Johnny McEvoy - 1970 Johnny McEvoy - 1970 Johnny McEvoy - 1968
Johnny McEvoy - 1970 Johnny McEvoy - 1967 Emeralds (RF) Emeralds (RF) Emmet Spiceland (RF)
Emmet Spiceland (RF) Emmet Spiceland (RF) Emmet Spiceland (RF) Emmet Spiceland (RF) Big Four (PL)
Big Four (PL) Dubliners (PL) Cliff Ledger (PL) Cyril Shane (PL) Wolfe Tones (PL)
Wolfe Tones (PL) Helen Kaye (RF) Helen Jordan (RF) Helen Jordan (RF) High Country (RF)
High Country (RF) High Level Rangers (RF) Johnny McEvoy (RF) Johnny McEvoy (RF) Johnny McEvoy (RF)
Johnny McEvoy (RF) Johnny McEvoy (RF) Johnny McEvoy (RF) Johnny McEvoy (RF) Johnny McEvoy (RF)
Johnny McEvoy (RF) Johnny McEvoy (RF) Johnny McEvoy (RF) Johnny McEvoy (RF) Johnny McEvoy (RF)
Johnny McEvoy (RF) Johnny McEvoy (RF) Johnny McEvoy (RF) Johnny McEvoy (RF) Johnny McEvoy (RF)
Johnny McEvoy (RF) Johnny McEvoy (RF) Johnny McEvoy (RF) Johnny McEvoy (RF) Johnny McEvoy (RF)
Johnstons (RF) Johnstons (RF) Johnstons (RF) Jolly Beggermen (RF) Josef Locke (RF)
       
Just Four (RF) Coming Coming Coming Coming

Photo Credits:

(DD) = Photo courtesy David Dwane of the Western People
(DL) = Photo courtesy Dick Lynott
(BK) = Photo courtesy Brian "Shorty" O'Kane
(TP) = Photos courtesy Teddie Palmer
(KS) = Photos courtesy Kathleen Smith
(KC) = Photos courtesy Kevin Conlon
(BA) = Photos courtesy Barbara Joyce
(LR) = Photos courtesy Liam O'Reilly
(BF) = Photos courtesy Brian Furey
(PH) = Photos courtesy Peter Harkin
(GW) = Photos courtesy Gabriel Whyte
(MB) = Photos courtesy Mickey Brennan
(DC) = Photos courtesy Danny Carthy
(TF) = Photos courtesy Terry Foster
(KH) = Photo courtesy Keith Hodges
(DM) = Photo courtesy Dermot Magill

 


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