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Musical Chairs

While on the topic of singers, we realized that many of the singers moved from band to band and at the same time,  some bands couldn't seem to hold onto singers for more than a couple of years, or less. On this page we have tried to start tracing some of the "musical chairs" that were the fabric of the showband era.

Band

Lead Vocalists

Airchords Mick McNamara, Joe Fitzmaurice, Pat Lynch
Arrivals Declan Ryan, Kevin Kane, Jim Fanning
Capitol Butch Moore, Noel McNeil, John Drummond, Tony O'Leary
Casino/Indians Jimmy Breen, Eddie Morgan, Mel Austin, Ian Corrigan, Noel Brady, Paul Brady, Stephen Proctor
Chips Linda Martin, Annie Ferguson, Eleanor Cave, Nicola Kerr, Irene McIlroy
Conquerors Tom Fitzgerald, Derrick Mehaffey, Tommy Flynn, Tony Hogan, Sean Slattery
Cotton Mill Boys Mike Scott, Tony Hughes, Sharon King
Country Flavour Philomena Begley, Eileen King, Dan O'Hara
Dixies Jimmy Mintern, Brendan O'Brien, Joe O'Toole, Sandie Jones, Rory O'Connor, Tara, Terry McCarthy
Fairways Gary Street, Karen King, Sandy Duskey, Barbara Duskey, Marian Duskey
Johnny Flynn
Showband
Kevin Eagleton, Gerry Cronin, Pat Smyth, Jimmy Harte, Roy Donnelly, Angelina McDonagh
Freshmen Barney McKeon, Tommy Drennan, Derek Dean, Billy Brown
Mainliners Big Tom McBride, John Glenn, Tom Allen (a.k.a. T.R. Dallas), Jan Lynch (a.k.a. Shelley)
Miami Jimmy Harte, Dickie Rock, Billy Mac, Mick Roche, Ray Clifford, Charlie Chapman, Caroline Allen, Gerry Brown
Mighty Avons Larry Cunningham, Gene Stuart, Brian Harkin, Hugh McLean
Nevada Brian O'Brien, Maisie McDaniel, Kelley, Roly Daniels, Red Hurley, Tina Reynolds, Glen Curtin,
Ronnie Medford, Roy Taylor, Karen Black  
Plattermen Brian Coll, Dave Thornton, Rob Strong, Simon Scott
Premier Aces Mickey Slyman, Houston Wells, Shay O'Hara, Patsy McCaul
Royal Brendan Bowyer, Lee Lynch, Arthur Madden, Frank Chisum, Carl Phillips, Barbara Dickson
(a.k.a. Dick), Derrick Mehaffey
Sands Tony Kenny, Tara, Fran Troy, Jackie Kelly, Eamonn Gibney, Pat Tynan, Eric Murray
Tallmen Hugo Duncan, Anne Lynch, Patricia, Har
Times Jimmy Swarbrigg, Tommy Swarbrigg, Benny White, Maggie Maye
More to Come  
   

 

 

 

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