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Country Style Feature (1971-1983)

Photo Gallery - Band Lineups - Discography - Audio samples - Where Are They Now?

The Story

The band got its start when Ian Corrigan left the Casino/Indians to go out on his own. It appears the first version of the band was launched in 1971 with a totally different set of musicians. In February 1971, Spotlight reported Ian and Country Style had signed a recording contract with EMI records. 

However, in 1972 the entire band was replaced by the Annalees Showband from Cavan. 

In May, 1982, Ian was severely injured in a football match and suffered extensive injuries to his face and mouth. During the ensuing court case, he explained that because he could not sing for over six months, he had to disband the band and when he finally could sing again he could only formed a local trio, but could no longer tour. He would eventually lose the court case and his claim for 15,000 in early 1983.

The last regular dance listings for the band we could find was in 1983, although we did come across an advert for Ian Corrigan and Country Style as late as 2009.

If you have more info, please email us.

More to come.....

Photo Gallery

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Ian Corrigan (RF) Ian Corrigan (RF) Ian Corrigan & Country Style - 1971 (BW) Ian Corrigan (RF) Ian Corrigan (RF)
Ian Corrigan (RF) Ian Corrigan & Country Style - 1973 Ian Corrigan (RF) Ian Corrigan (RF) Ian Corrigan (KS)
Ian Corrigan of Country Style - 1973 Ian Corrigan (RF) Country Style (PH) Ian Corrigan & Rosaleen (PH) Ian Corrigan
Ian Corrigan & Country Style 1975 Ian Corrigan (RF) Ian Corrigan (RF) Ian Corrigan & Country Style (DL) Ian Corrigan (RF)
         

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Years Vocals Guitar Bass Drums Keyboards Sax Trumpet Trombone
1971 Ian
Corrigan
Martin
Geraghty
Frank
Owens
Jimmy
O'Neill
Naoise
Judge
Norman
Clifford
Brian
Wynne
 
1972 Ian
Corrigan
Mattie
Smith
Jim
Leonard
Bud
O'Neill
Howard
Lowry
Tom
Leonard
Frankie
Smith
Gerry
Smith (trmbn)
1973 Ian
Corrigan
Mattie
Smith
Jim
Leonard
Bud
O'Neill
Howard
Lowry
Tom
Leonard
  Gerry
Smith (trmbn)
                 

Discography

Singles

Gallant John Joe /  - 18 Irish Charts
Columbia Records / Unknown / March, 1971
House of Pride /  - 13 Irish Charts
Release Records / RL.659 / January, 1973
I Hate Goodbyes / What Did I Promise Her Last Night
 - 15 Irish Charts
Release Records / RL.682 / August, 1973
County Cavan /
 - 11 Irish Charts
Release Records / RL.767 / April, 1975
Rainbows and Roses
Unknown Label / Unknown / 1974
When Morning Comes / What Did I Promise Her Last Night
Top Spin
Records / TSS117 / October, 1980

Albums

The Best of Ian Corrigan Country
Unknown Label / Unknown / 1974

Audio Clips

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Where Are They Now?  

Ian Corrigan:
Martin Geraghty:
Frank Owens:
Jimmy O'Neill:
Naoise Judge:
Norman Clifford:
Brian Wynne:
Mattie Smith:
Jim Leonard:
Martin "Bud" O'Neill:
Howard Lowry:
Tom Leonard:
Gerry Smith:

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