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Name: Michael Heffernan
Email: withheld by request
Hometown:    Dublin
Today:
       Unknown
website:
   
instruments: Drums
Date:        21 Sept 2013
Time:        10:01:06 AM

Bands: Clowns - '82-84 / Dadd Cool and the Lollipops - '84-'85 / Casablanca - '85-87 /
Face to Face - '87-2000 / The Ride of Die Gang - Today


Name: Bobby Craig
Email: bobby.53@bigpond.com
Hometown:    Belfast county Antrim
Today:       Adelaide  South Australia
website:     Bernie and  the bandits
instruments: Drums
Date:        11 Jan 2013
Time:        10:01:06 PM

Bands: 1967  - The Colour / 1969 - The Vicinity / 1971 The Apple (Dusty Hagan was one of the singers) / 1973 - S&J Combo / 1974 - Grapevine (took over Gerry Mcilduffs job on drums) / 1975 to today various band in Australia


Name: Billy Finnegan
Email:  billyfinnegan@mail.com
Hometown: Camlough.Co. Armagh.
Today: Slieve Gullion mountain.Co.Armagh.
website:     billyfinnegan.com
instruments: Vocals.
Date:  29 Dec 2012
Time:  11:43:54 AM

Bands: Billy Walsh Showband,Leicester - '68- 69 / The Downbeats Showband, resident band in the Shamrock Club.Birmingham - '69 - 71 / 71/78.leicester( Billy walsh band again)doing hotels,clubs,irish halls throughout England.other groups doing wmc,s.and spent quality years with Tom O,Dwyer. Adair Co. Limerick (rip) playing country pups and Post House Hotels....78 - 81.Stagecoach country band with martin Johnson, Al Owens, Tony Alton, Robin Pizer. 82 - 2012. life was great (and still is too short) doing whatever the audience asked for in Ireland, England, Florida.


 

Name: Des Armsrong
Email:   desmondarmstrong8@bigpond.com
Hometown:    Lisburn
Today: Brisbane Australia
website:  N/A
instruments: Guitar
Date:   28 Dec 2012
Time:  07:39:38 PM

Bands:  The Avengers  - 1962-3 / The Cherokees    1963-4 / The Brunswick Showband  1964-5
Dave Tiger Taylor played with the Avengers as Lead Guitarist.


Name:  vaughan byrne
Email:   vkbyrne@gmail.com
Hometown:    dromara co  down
Today:  dromara
website:  vaughan byrne
instruments: Bass & Guitar
Date:   25 Nov 2012
Time:    07:26:30 AM

Bands: Frankie and ther Echooes, Belfast / The Federals, Belfast / Jimmy Johnston Showband, Lisburn / Kid Wayne Country Band, Lisburn / The Beachcombers, Lisburn


Name: George Mullaney
Email:  georgemullaney@gmail.com
Hometown:    Boyle Co Roscommon
Today:  Galway City
website:    
instruments: Drums
Date:   16 Oct 2012
Time:   05:25:16 AM

Bands: Tumbleweed 1978 to 1980


Name: peter kelly
Email:   peterkelly04@hotmail.com
Hometown:  dun laoghaire,co.dublin
Today:  wexford
website:    
instruments: drums
Date:  17 Mar 2012
Time: 03:08:35 PM

Bands: Impact / Tommy Knox band / Harmony Trio


Name: Cyril Wilkinson
Email: withheld as it is a false email
Hometown: Carnew, Co. Wicklow
Today: Carnew, Co. Wicklow
website:    
instruments: Accordion
Date: 09 Jan 2012
Time: 09:58:49 AM

Bands:  The Diamonds 1972 & 1976-1978


Name: George Caldwell
Email:  george.caldwell3@talktalk.net
Hometown:    Belfast Co Antrim
Today: Carryduff Belfast
website:    
instruments: Bass Guitar
Date:  06 Jan 2012
Time: 06:34:39 AM

Bands: Royaltones Showband 1961/63, Presidents Showband 1963/65, Idaho Showband 1965/70. In the 1980s/90s had spells with Philomena Begley,The Singing Brickie and Gene Fitzpatricks backing band, Wild Honey


Name: Patrick Symington
Email: withheld by request
Hometown: Coalisland, Co. Tyrone
Today:  Brackaville
website:
   
instruments: Guitar
Date:  21 October, 2011
Time: 04:23:38 PM

Bands:
Teddy Bears (1979-1983)


Name: Stan Briggs
Email: maggiebriggs@bigpond.com
Hometown:    Dublin
Today:       Perth Australia
website:    
instruments: Bass
Date:        11 Oct 2011
Time:        03:33:45 AM

Bands: The Gnumphs, The Others, Rikki and The Rikkitiks, Jackass, plus others i have forgotten the names of. Still playing in 3 bands here in Perth. Famous for having the most famous bum in Irish history as The Bumming around Ireland postcard has been seen by over a million folks worldwide according to The Examiner newspaper.


Name: Alan Wilkinson
Email: wilkko@arrakis.es
Hometown:    Dublin
Today:       Spain Retired
website:    
instruments: Drums
Date: 24 Aug 2011
Time: 04:02:55 AM

Bands:  The Shadows Jazz Band Late 50s


Name: Kevin Brennan
Email: fu.bang@hotmail.co.uk
Hometown: Toomebridge, Co. Antrim
Today:  Bellaghy, Co. Derry
website:
   
instruments: Vocals
Date:  13 August 2010
Time: 01:09:56 PM

Bands:
Rockeys (68-71), Silver Shadows Showband (71-77)


Name: Steve Pickering
Email: pickering61@btinternet.com
Hometown:    Dublin
Today:       Northern Ireland
website:    
instruments: Guitar
Date:  22 May 2010
Time: 09:12:29 AM

Bands:
Dickie Rock, Echos, Earl Gill


Name: Joe Dawson
Email:
jfdawson@doctors.org.uk
Hometown:    Belfast
Today:       Banbridge
website:    
instruments: Guitar (Rhythm)
Date: 29 Dec 2009
Time: 11:48:29 AM

Bands: Frankie and the Echoes 1960 to 63


Name: Shay Martin
Email:      
Hometown: Dublin
Today: Dublin
website:    
instruments: Bass
Date: 10 Dec 2009
Time: 05:28:01 PM

Bands: Kraft (1971) / Radio Showband (1971) / Sun Valley Boys (72) / Farmers Sons (73)


Name: Ivan Wilson
Email:
ivan.wilson@ntlworld.com
Hometown:
Belfast, Co. Antrim
Today:
Belfast, Co. Antrim
website:
Instruments:
Trumpet, Bass
Date:
15 August, 2009
Time:
10:08:04 AM
Bands:
Collette and the Pridesmen (1972) /Eros (73-74) / Revolution (74-75) / Misty Morning (78-80) / Nightmare Patrol (1981) / Otis and the Elevators (81-83)


Name: Tom Hudson
Email:
th014h3214@blueyonder.co.uk
Hometown:
Brittas, Co. Dublin
Today:
Staines, UK
website:
Instruments:
Drums
Date:
09 June, 2009
Time:
01:44:04 PM
Bands:
Bill Ryan and Buckshot, Chuckles, Jason


Name: David Love
Email:
daviddorothylove@yahoo.com
Hometown:
Larne, Co. Antrim
Today:
Islandmagee, Co. Antrim
website:
Instruments:
Drums
Date:
24 April, 2009
Time:
03:57:35 PM
Bands:
Champs / Capri Showband 1965-75


Name: Pat Lally
Email:
paddywack@ntlworld.com
Hometown:
Loughrea, Co. Galway
Today:
Leeds, UK
website:
Instruments:
Keyboards / Accordion
Date:
23 April, 2009
Time:
11:22:49 PM
Bands:
Allied/Fair Isles - 1970-74 / Dan and the Farmers - 1974-77


Name: Eddie Fitzgerald
Email:
eddie-fitzgerald@hotmail.com
Hometown:
Shanagarry, Co. Cork
Today:
Shanagarry, Co. Cork
website:
Instruments:
Bass
Date:
10 April, 2009
Time:
08:47:14 PM
Bands:
Muskateers - 1960-71 / Herdsmen - 1971-73 / Champions - 1973-92


Name: Jimmy Ledwidge
Email:
jimjolead@btinternet.com
Hometown:
Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Today:
Buckinghamshire, England
website:
Instruments:
Guitar
Date:
16 March 2009
Time:
06:03:14 AM
Bands:
Odeon Showband 1960-62 / Memphis Showband - 1963-1965 /
Diamonds 1966-1967


Name: Aidan McGarrigle
Email:
aidanmcgarrigle@shaw.ca
Hometown:
Strabane, Co. Tyrone
Today:
St. Albert, Canada
Website:
NA
Instruments:
Alto Sax, Clarinet, Guitar
Date:
11 November 2008
Time:
10:42:05 PM
Bands:
Columbia Gallagher Showband - 1956-1960


Name: Paddy Ormond
Email: ormonde44@yahoo.co.uk
Hometown: Gorey, Co. Wexford
Today: London, England
website:
instruments: Drums
Date: 05 January 2008
Time: 05:09:17 PM

Bands: Roadrunners - 1982-87


Name: George Kaye
Email: george.kaye@web.de
Hometown: Dublin, Dublin
Today: Germany
website: www.thepermanent-cure.de
instruments: Fiddle/guitar
Date: 03 July 2008
Time: 04:47:17 PM

Bands: Mitchell County Ramblers / Smokey Mountain Ramblers / Rocky Tops /
Chisel / Casterbridge Union (USA) / Permanent Cure / Sourmash / Kaye Brothers Flying Circus /
Permanent Cure


Name: Dick Farrelly
Email: dickfarrelly@gmail.com
Hometown: Dublin, Dublin
Today: Languedoc, South France
website: www.dickfarrelly.com
instruments: guitars/Keyboards
Date: 17 Feb 2008
Time: 12:55:11 PM

Bands: Keltic Wine '72 / Rob Strong's Rockets 76-77 / Sally Oldfield (UK) '83 /
Mick Taylor Blues Band (UK) 85 / Delores Keane 88 / Mary Coughlan 91-95 /
Hazel O'Connor 96 / Gerry 'banjo' O'Connor (Producer) 96 / Van Morrison (MD) 98-99 /
Honor Heffernan (Producer) '2006.


Name: Leo Fitzpatrick
Email: lafitz@btinternet.com
Hometown:
Derry, Co. Derry
Today: Derry, Co. Derry
website: www.leeroybrown-theband.com
instruments: Guitar
Date:  10 Feb 2008
Time: 03:37:18 PM

Bands: Big Timers (67-68) / Dollers (68-70) / Friends Showband (70-72) / Brutus (72) /
Trend Showband (73-75) / Lee Roy Brown Band (75-80) / Boogie Band (80-82) /
Smack (82-84) / Sound FX (86-90) / Nite Life (91-99) / Goodfellas (00-06) /
E States (06) / Lee Roy Brown Band (06-present)


Name: Dave Moynihan, Jr.
Email: davemoynihanclass@yahoo.com
Hometown: Ferns, Co. Wexford
Today: Ferns, Co. Wexford
website: NONE
instruments: Bass, Keyboards
Date:  07 Feb 2008
Time: 05:17:50 PM

Bands: Dave Moynihan Showband (1972-1998)


Name: Tom Hudson
Email: th014h3214@blueyonder.co.uk
Hometown: Brittas Co Dublin
Today: Staines London
website: NONE
instruments: Drums
Date:  01 Feb 2008
Time: 01:56:17 AM

Bands: I played with Bill Ryan and Buckshot for 9 months in the late seventies at the same time as The Cotton Mill Boys won Hughie Greens Opportunity Knocks, We did the audition at the same time in the Portmarnock Hotel.


Name: Peter Fitzpatrick
Email: peter@shabbyroad.com
Hometown: Dublin
Today: Dublin
website:    
instruments: keyboards, guitar, vocal
Date: 20 Jan 2008
Time:  06:01:58 AM

Bands: Talk To Strangers (featuring Brian Downey ex-Thin Lizzy) from 1987 to 1990 /
Cat Magic from 1986 to 1988 / Mirror Freak from 1985 to 1986


Name: philip cullinane
Email: pcullinane@ccsc.staffs.sch.uk
Hometown: aughnacloy , co tyrone
Today: crewe , cheshire
website:   
instruments: Fiddle, and bass guitar
Date:  11 Jan 2008
Time: 04:21:55 AM

Bands: various sessions and an 80's punk/new wave band called Pig


Name: Robert Murphy
Email: bobybbg@hotmail.com
Hometown: Dublin
Today:      
website:    
instruments: Singer
Date: 11 Jan 2008
Time:  05:02:51 PM

Bands: BEE BOP GOLD Rock 'N' Roll Show I started the band about 1988, lovin it still going strong.......


Name: Gerry Fitzgibbon
Email: gerardfitzgibbon@eircom.net
Hometown:    Adare. Co. limerick.
Today: Adare.
website:    
instruments: Guitar, Accordion.
Date: 11 Jan 2008
Time:     2:11:52 PM

Bands: The Secrets - Parkway Orchestra - Tommy Drennan & The Monarchs - Mick Delahunty Jnr. Big Band - Donie Collins - Tina & The Real McCoy - Danny Doyle & The Music Box - Maxi & Company - Tommy Drennan All Stars.


Name: Jimmy Hussey
Email: hussey20@hotmail.com
Hometown: Longford
Today: Roscommon
website:    
instruments: Bass and Keyboards
Date: 08 Jan 2008
Time: 06:36:50 PM

Bands:  Brian Harkin, Margo, Daniel O'Donnell


Name: tiger taylor
Email: davidtigertaylor@googlemail.com
Hometown: belfast
Today: dublin
website:
instruments: guitar
Date: 06 Jan 2008
Time: 01:01:52 PM

Bands: jimmy compton jazz band. stan lynn showband. the avengers.the banshees.just five.the people.teddie and the tigers.tigers tale.the eire apparent.anno domini.billy brown band.the freshmen.hustle.triligy.


Name: Paddy Ormond
Email: ormonde44@yahoo.co.uk
Hometown: Gorey, Co. Wexford
Today: London, England
website:
instruments: Drums
Date: 05 January 2008
Time: 05:09:17 PM

Bands: Roadrunners - 1982-87


Name:  james allen
Email: alanjames255@hotmail.com
Hometown: carrigaline co.cork
Today: pattaya city thailand
website: no
instruments: guitar/vocals
Date: 22 Dec 2007
Time: 10:46:28 AM

Bands: The owenabue showband -the oakwood 7 -alan james and the helmsmen 1958-1970
1970 with johnny maher (ex martells ) keyboards/guitar dango neill rip drums vocals jim allen vocals.guitar to create the alan james combo and start a new trend in entertainment we were semi-pro but our presentation was professional johnny and dango left and were replaced by joeleahy drums and jimmy mccarthy keyboards and we had 8 magical years packing them in from near and far 1978 we started relief for all the big names that came to cork well known if you made it cork you could travel the world..we did


Name: Aidan  Boyle
Email: allison&jim7@btinternet.com
Hometown: Derry City
Today: York, England
website:    
instruments: Guitar
Date: 11 Oct 2007
Time: 04:16:02 PM

Bands:  The Statesiders - 1964 / Tahiti Showband - 64-65


Name: Gerry Muldoon
Email: 1212mul@oceanfree.net
Hometown: Drumconrath, Co. Meath
Today: Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan
website: NONE
instruments: Guitar/Keyboards
Date: 11 Oct 2007
Time: 01:15:14 PM

Bands:  Emerald Ceili Band - 1955 / The Bobcats - 1956 / Maurice Lynch - 1958-65 /
Finnavons - 1968 / Patrice's Band - 1973 / Roly Daniels Band - 1983 / Paddy Cole Band 1985
Still playing in a two piece since 1990.


Name: Bob Bolton
Email: Withheld  by request
Hometown: Dublin
Today: Dublin
website:    
instruments: Bass
Date: 03 Sep 2007
Time: 10:45:35 AM

Bands: Some People 1963-1966 / Uptown Band 1966-1967 / Stellas 1967-1969 /
Chosen Few 1969-1971 / Stepaside 1971-1978 / Swarbriggs 1978-1980 / Negatives 1980-1981 then I emigrated


Name: Brendan O'Loughlin
Email: brendan@brendanoloughlin.com
Hometown: Limerick, Co. Limerick
Today: Phoenix, AZ - USA
website:   www.brendanoloughlin.com 
instruments: Bass, guitar, vocals
Date: 28 Aug 2007
Time: 2:45:19 PM

Bands: The Ambassador 7 Showband / Donnie Walsh Showband / Express Showband /
Gerry and the Ohio / Parkway Orchestra / Tommy Drennan All Stars. Brendan emigrated to
the United States and continues to write and record songs. Check out his werbsite.  


Name: Peter Gray
Email: peter.gray@ntlworld.com
Hometown: Strabane, Co. Tyrone
Today: Suffolk, UK
website:    
instruments: Trumpet
Date: 27 Aug 2007
Time: 10:45:35 AM

Bands: The Enabarts 1970-71


Name: Michael Dalton
Email: mikedalton35@eircom.com
Hometown:Listowel,Co. Kerry
Today: Askeaton, Co. Limerick
website:    
instruments: Bass guitar
Date: 18 Aug 2007
Time: 03:10:34 PM

Bands: Bunny Dalton Showband (Listowel) 1962 -1969 / Capitol Showband 1969 - 1972 /
Smokey Mountain Ramblers 1972 - 1973 / Virginians 1973 - 1974 /
Paddy Cole Superstars 1974 - 1977


Name: Liam Ross
Email: liamatnsg@aapt.net.au
Hometown: Cork
Today: Melbourne, Australia
website:    
instruments: Guitar
Date:  07 Aug 2007
Time: 04:50:44 AM

Bands: Michael O'Callaghan's Showband 1967-1968 / Jack Ruane Showband 1968


Name: Tony Murray
Email: a.murray789@btinternet.com
Hometown:Dublin
Today: West Yorkshire, England
website:    
instruments: Guitar
Date: 04 Aug 2007
Time: 10:51:14 AM

Bands: Bob Ormsby All Stars1961 / The Lamplighters 63+63 / The Moonglows 63 / Des and the Des-sets 63+64 / The Panama Showband64+65. And done general gigging and Maureen Potter show(radio)These are approximate dates give or take a year here and there.


Name: Danny Mc Laughlin
Email: aileach@irishnation.com
Hometown: Belfast, County Antrim
Today: Belfast
website:    
instruments: Bass Guitar
Date: 19 Jul 2007
Time: 04:14:07 PM

Bands: The Satellites 1957. The 4 Jays 1958-59. The Manhattan Showband 1960. The Easybeats 1961, The Presidents 1961-63. The Grafton Showband. The Senators1965.


Name: Jim Mallen
Email: seamusm@rogers.com
Hometown: Ballyfermot, Dublin
Today: Toronto, Canada
website:    
instruments: drums
Date:26 Jun 2007
Time: 04:41:02 AM

Bands: Allied Brick and Stone ( 1975) We played rock and blues (Deep Purple, Wishbone Ash, Ten years After Free, etc) around the country and occasionally in the Bagot Inn


Name: Brian Carr (THE GIG)
Email: woodgarden@eircom.net
Hometown: Ranelagh, Dublin.
Today: alive and kicking
website: none
instruments: bass
Date: 15 Jun 2007
Time: 08:58:28 AM

Bands: Royal Blues 1963 - 1972.


Name:  Barry Scully
Email:  scully43@hotmail.com
Hometown: Dublin
Today:  Dublin
website:    
instruments: Bass Guitar/Arranger
Date: 05 Jun 2007
Time: 03:03:10 PM

Bands: Ray Richards Showband. 1960. Emile Ford and the Checkmates 1960/62. Bandleader Resident Band The Regent Rooms London 62/63. The Beat Brothers (Hamburg) 63/65. Gene and the Gents 65/69 The Green County 71/72. Spice (resident Donaghmeade Inn Dublin) + studio work; (The Dubliners, Dickie Rock etc.).72/78 returned to music studys (orchestration/composition)79/82..... 83 to present day Dickie Rock Band. I also play with The Bee Bop Gold Rock 'n' Roll Show with occasional stints with the National Concert Orchestra and the pit bands of the Gaiety and Olympia theatres. Still at it, Still lovin' it..... btw My son Jeff plays drums with the Rob Strong band.


Name: Bonnie Stewart
Email: bronagh@irwingroup.com
Hometown:banbridge
Today: banbridge
website:    
instruments: guitar accoustic
Date: 15 May 2007
Time: 05:33:44 AM

Bands: Had my own band for a while Breakaway also played along with Sean Wilson for 2 years (Concerts in England) Had and still have good times.  Met my Husband Brendan McGairrity through the Band Scene when he was playing Drums with Philomena Begley in Sea Cliffs Pavillion.
 


Name: Dave Fleming
Email:
davefleming@hotmail.com
Hometown:
Skerries, Co. Dublin
Today:
Slane, Co. Meath
Website:
Instruments:
Keyboards
Date:
17 Apr 2007
Time:
03:51:16 PM
Bands:
Gregory Trio-ex Cadets (73-75) / Big Ivan Band (75-77) / Joe Cuddy Band (78-90) /
Now playing with a two piece called Tradewinds.


Name: Richard Speedie
Email:
richardspeedie@hotmail.com
Hometown:
Dublin
Today:
Dublin
Website:
Instruments:
Keyboards
Date:
14 Apr 2007
Time:
07:18:50 PM
Bands:
Laurie Hartz and Solid Gold


Name: George Kane
Email: gkane@eircom.net
Hometown: Tullamore co. offaly
Today: Castlemaine, Co. Kerry
website:     none
instruments: Bass and Rhythm guitar
Date: 07 Apr 2007
Time: 01:17:40 PM

Bands:  Doc Carroll & the Nightrunners (1972-78) / Jesse & the James Boy's (1982-89)


Name: Ethna McMahon (nee Loughran)
Email: ethnamcmahon@hotmail.com
Hometown: Dungannon, Co Tyrone
Today: Donaghmore, Co Tyrone.  I moved 2 miles
website:    
instruments: Piano Accordion & Keyboards
Date: 25 Mar 2007
Time: 05:46:27 PM

Bands:  Loughran Sisters (My sister Pat played fiddle and we played concerts, caberet etc mostly organised by the late Birdy Sweeney.) We still play individually and as a duet. I sometimes played with the bands named below:
Jim Daly Ceili Band, Coalisland (1968) / Green Cross Ceili Band (early 70s)
Margarite & The Kentuckians (70s) / Brendan Hughes & The Huskies (1974/75)
The Stateline Showband (70s) / Sally & The Chimes (1980s) / Jim Lynn Ceili Band (various times during 80s & 90s). My late father, Johnny Loughran owned a music shop in Dungannon called Musicland where quite a number of the showbands and ceili bands would call to purchase equipment. I now teach music to adults with learning disabilities (great fun & very rewarding).


Name: John Deehan
Email: thedeehans@hotmail.com
Hometown: Derry city
Today: Toronto canada
website:    
instruments: Tenor saxophone
Date: 21 Mar 2007
Time: 07:38:34 AM

Bands: Ray Gallagher Showband, Derry (1958-61) / Maurice Lynch Showband, Castleblaney
(1961) / Magnificent Seven Showband, Derry (1961-62) / Embassy Orchestra, Derry (1963) /
Emperors Showband (1964-65)
Emigrated to United States in 1965 and formed Emerald Showband, San Francisco (65-69) / 
Moved to New York City worked with various bands including Harry James, Les Elgart,
Lionel Hampton, Ray McKinley, Kai Winding, Nat Pierce, Monty Alexander etc


Name: Joe Corey
Email: info@dreamprom.com
Hometown:Coalisland, Co Tyrone
Today: Derry City
website: www.dreamprom.com
instruments: Trombone
Date: 19 Mar 2007
Time:  12:08:50 PM

Bands: Mary Lou & Harvest 1973 to 1980 Presently promoting Entertainment throughout Ireland and the U.K.


Name: Ron Clayton
Email: rclayton@perle.com
Hometown:  Lurgan, Ireland
Today: Canada
website:    
instruments: Guitar
Date: 15 Mar 2007
Time: 01:12:37 PM

Bands: The Leprechauns (rock group) in 1965-1967.  Emigrated to Canada in March 1967.


Name: Micky Mc Guinness
Email: michaekmcguinness1@btinternet.com
Hometown: Derry, Co Derry
Today:Derry
website: www.squealinpigs.com
instruments: Drums
Date: 27 Feb 2007
Time: 08:48:49 PM

Bands:  Colm Hughes / Dana / Against the Grain / Nightheat / Johnny Quigley / Miami Showband 1996 / Squealin pigs


Name: Dave Richards
Email: daverub@hotmail.com
Hometown: Dublin
Today:Dublin
website:    
instruments: Drums
Date: 13 Feb 2007
Time:03:24:46 PM

Bands: The Gnumphs (1964 - 1969) / The Semitones (1969 -1971) /
Herbaceous Border (1971 - 1973) / Various others right up till NOW!
Been at it a looooong time.


Name: Rod McAuley
Email: traceybass2000@yahoo.co.uk
Hometown: ballymena
Today:ballymena
website:    
instruments: accoustic guitar / bass guitar
Date:26 Jan 2007
Time: 05:07:12 PM

Bands: Villagers (1968)/ Young Fontana (1970)/ Kentuckians (1973) / California Brakemen /
Brendan Quinn and the Bluebirds (1976) / Billy Mcfarland / Tracey & Barroom Buddies


Name: Paul Cox
Email: coxpaul@eircom.net
Hometown:Cavan
Today:still in Cavan
website:    
instruments: drums
Date: 19 Jan 2007
Time: 03:19:53 PM

Bands: I played drums in C60 in the early 80's with Brian McCormack , John Hannigan & Norman Breslin, we broke up in early '86 Brian & Norman went to the U.S. John & i stayed in sunny Cavan! . . .


Name: Aidan McGarrigle
Email: aidanmcgarrigle@shaw.ca
Hometown: Strabane, Co. Tyrone
Today: St Albert, Alberta, Canada
website: www.edmontonswingband.com
instruments: Clarinet, Saxophone, Guitar, Vocals
Date: 05 Jan 2007
Time: 10:13:32 AM

Bands:  1957 to 1959 with Columba Gallagher


Name: Michael Cradden, Jr.
Email:  michaeljcradden@cwctv.net
Hometown: Carlow, Co. Carlow
Today:  Manchester
website:     none
instruments: Drums
Date: 13 Dec 2006
Time: 04:00:15 PM

Bands:  P.J. Tierneys band 1951to 1954 then emigrated


Name: Jimmy Conway
Email:  jimmyconway49@hotmail.com
Hometown:  Ballyfermot, Dublin.
Today:  Las Vegas,Nevada
website:    
instruments: Guitar
Date:  07 Dec 2006
Time:  09:25:26 AM

Bands: Byelaws, Big Eight, Paddy Cole Superband, Stranger, King Creole, Brendan Bowyer Band.


Name:        George Hogan
Email:       geohogan@eircom.net
Hometown:    Dublin
Today:       DUBLIN
website:     none
instruments: Trombone,Drums
Date:        20 Nov 2006
Time:        04:02:34 PM

Bands: The Clansmen (1960), The Jets (62-64), The Giants (65-67)


Name: James Meredith
Email:  meredith_james@hotmail.com
Hometown: Bangor, County.Down
Today:  Bangor, County.Down
website:    
instruments: Bass
Date:  28 Nov 2006
Time: 02:02:20 PM

Bands:   Fresh (1975 - 1978) / Sunshine (1978) / Fresh Boogie Band (1979 - 1986)


Name:  Christy O'Connell
Email:   christyoconnell@comcast.net
Hometown: Cork City
Today:  Boston
website:    
instruments: Guitar
Date:  23 Oct 2006
Time: 07:13:19 PM

Bands:  Brendan O'Brien (1980-81) / Tony Stevens Band (1981-83)


Name: Trevor Dixon
Email: maggie.dickson@btopenworld.com
Hometown: Ballinderry Co Antrim
Today:  Dromore Co Down
website:    
instruments: Sax Clarinet  Whistle Accordion
Date:  17 Oct 2006
Time:  03:13:21 PM

Bands: Blue River Boys - Idaho (1961-71) / Gaylords Showband (name change to Dan and the Farmers - 1971-75) / Ravens Group (1972-79) / Joe E. Hamilton Band (1979-84) / Trevor Dixon and the Dixie Band (1984-94) / I play as a solo or duo act today.


Name: Tommy O'Flaherty
Email: tommy@oflahertyslounge.co.uk
Hometown: Listowel, Co. Kerry
Today: Harrow, Middlesex. U.K.
website:    
instruments: Drummer/Vocals
Date: 16 Aug 2006
Time: 07:19:10 AM

Bands: The System in Listowel 1968-1971 / Johnny Flynn Band Tuam 1972 / Roly Daniels & Green County 1973-1974 / Resident Band in The Forum London 1974-1979


Name: Connor McGirr
Email: connormcgirr@tiscali.co.uk
Hometown: Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone
Today: Still gigging
website: N/A
instruments: Drums
Date: 09 Aug 2006
Time: 09:16:11 AM

Bands:

MARY LOU AND HEARTBEAT 79/82, DUGGIE JANE AND GOLDRUSH 83/85, BRIAN COLL BUCKEROOS, MARGO, DOMINIC KERWIN, EAMON MC CANN


Name: Kevin Conlon
Email: kevin-conlon@hotmail.com
Hometown: Moytura-Sligo
Today: Sligo
website: www.kevinconlon.net
instruments: Guitar, banjo, mandolin, bouzike, Blues harp/harmonica. flute
Date: 23 Jul 2006
Time: 06:40:59 AM

Bands:

Played in the Crystals-Sligo based band in 70s,moved to London-
joined Cathy and the Fugitives. Then Dingle Spike-1981- in London for 7 years.
Back to Sligo, formed "Zozimus" -3 years. Now "Rock n' Reel band touring Ireland


Name: Eamonn Mc Rory
Email: mcrory@bigpond.net.au
Hometown: born Dungannon, lived Carlow
Today: Sydney Australia
website:    
instruments: Guitar
Date: 16 Jul 2006
Time:  04:41:01 AM

Bands:

Jimmy Ferran and his Ballroom Orchestra.Dungannn Co Tyrone - 1958, 59.
Grafton Showband, Cookstown Co. Tyrone - 1962 - 1964
Frankie Mc Bride & Polka Dots, Omagh Co Tyrone 1965 - 66
Twos Company, Carlow. - 1967 - 1992
Twos Company Five - Carlow - 1992 - 1994


Name: Damian McKee
Email: damian@flixxgraphics.com
Hometown: Downpatrick
Today: Downpatrick
website: http://www.angelfire.com/co/rsff/index.html
instruments: Lead Singer
Date: 02 Jun 2006
Time: 03:28:40 AM

Bands:

Young City Stars, Rosetta Stone


Name: Jim Hill
Email: j.fagan@optusnet.com.au
Hometown:    Larne Co Antrim
Today: Brisbane Queensland Australia
website:    
instruments: Tenor Sax
Date:  11 May 2006
Time:  04:28:47 PM

Bands:

HI SEAS Showband Larne 1962 _1970 Emigrated 1977 Played with Bob Macs Blue Aces 1977_1982 Green velvet 1982_1995 Glensmen 1995_and still playing 44 years later With Billy Clements Bass Player With HI SEAS1

Bob Mac Is Bob McDowell From Lurgan Trumpet Player With Gaylords


Name: Brian McCormack
Email: makormak@hotmail.com
Hometown:Cavan
Today: Long Island, NY
website:    
instruments: Trumpet, Keyboards, Bass
Date:  11 May 2006
Time:  01:20:01 PM

Bands:   

Gene Stuart & The Homesteaders/Mighty Avons, Ian Corrigan & Country Style,
Gloria & Mississippi, Brian Harkin & Plainsmen, Hugh McLean & Avons, C-60


Name: dennis osborne
Email: osborne_d@bigpond.com
Hometown: Belfast County Antrim
Today: Sydney Australia
website:    
instruments: rythym guitar,bass,keyboards
Date: 22 Apr 2006
Time: 05:54:57 PM

Bands:

1963 to 1965 Frankie and the Echoes, 1965 to 1967 Seasons Showband (Belfast),
1967 to 1969 The Green Angels. Emigrated to Australia in 1969


Name: Anthony Long
Email: exoticmexico@gmail.com
Hometown: Dublin
Today: Cancun Mexico
website:    
instruments: Keyboards
Date: 21 Apr 2006
Time: 05:50:13 AM

Bands:

Sands, Rob Strong ,Kelley and Klass, Miami, Red Hurley


Name: Dee McMahon (AKA Julie-Starband)
Email: deemac40@hotmail.com
Hometown: Dublin & Waterford
Today: Dorset, UK
website: angelvoice.co.uk
instruments: Vocals
Date: 12 Apr 2006
Time: 05:59:52 PM

Bands:

1978 (July-Dec) - STARBAND, 1979 - SHAUN O'DOWD & DING-A-LING (CARRIE),
1980 - STARBAND, 1983 - VIENNA


Name: Rosey Hunter
Email: gary_homeandgarden@hotmail.com
Hometown: Newtownabbey.Co. Antrim
Today: Newtownabbey
website:    
instruments: Vocals
Date: 30 Mar 2006
Time: 02:08:47 PM

Bands:

Sunshine - Shorty and the Heartbeats


Name: Dennis Osbourne
Email: dosborne@heyday.com.au
Hometown: Belfast
Today: Sydney, Australia (emigrated June, 1969)
website:    
Instruments: Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Date: 13 Mar 2006
Time: 05:27:24 PM

Bands:

Freddie & the Echoes, Seasons Showband, Green Angels


Name: Alec Clince
Email: alclince@hotmail.com
Hometown: Dublin
Today: Kildare
website:    
Instruments: Bass
Date: 07 Mar 2006
Time: 01:57:17 PM

Bands:

Exodus / Max quad Band / Panache / Clowns / Reunion / Dave Lawlor / Jigsaw / The Deputees


Name: Kevin "Bubbles" Erwin
Email: kmerwin@sasktel.net
Hometown: Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
Today: Canada
website:    
Instruments: Keyboards
Date: 07 Mar 2006
Time: 03:36:37 AM

Bands:

The Young Fontana / Leo McCaffrey & the Glensmen / California Brakemen /
Frankie Mc Bride & The Polka Dots / Philomena Quinn & The Gamblers / American Express /
Solid Gold


 


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