Orchestra/Des Furlong Showband/Des*etts Showband
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Where Are They Now?
The history of the Des Furlong Showband actually starts inn 1950
with an advert in the Irish Independent seeking gigs for the Benny
Birkett Orchestra, featuring "six star musicians and exclusively
Ireland's leading M.C. (Master of Ceremonies), Des Furlong." The
band also featured vocalist Betty Impey (who was, or would become,
Des' spouse) and Alex Kelly on sax.
More to come.....
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