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John Baird's Collection

John was born in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal in 1948 and grew up within walking distance of the Fiesta Ballroom. He was there on the opening night in Oct., 1962 when his favourites--the Capitol Showband--opened the well known venue. Having spent time as a Merchant Seaman, John is now a Professional Artist specializing in subjects of Local Historic interest and all aspects of Marine Art. Married to Jane, they have a son Jonathan who is a local soccer coach. John likes anything "proper Showband" and is an avid collector of Dixieland Jazz and Big Band music. He is at present writing a history of The Fiesta Ballroom which is due to be published in 2006. We invite you to enjoy John's contribution to the website and we thank him for his support!

Click on a photo to see a full size image. 140 Photos so far!

Premier Aces International Showband Banshees Black Aces Keynotes Showband
Swinging Viscounts Marines Showband Clipper Carlton Dave Glover Showband Paramount Showband
Olly Maloney Showband Swingtime Aces Melody Aces Niagra Showband Senators Showband
Dermot O'Brien's Clubmen Mexicans Showband Dave Glover Showband The Bandits Jokers Showband
Vanguard Six Royal Blues Slieve Foy Showband Altonaires Showband Emperors Showband
Savoy Swing Seven Woodchoppers Showband Maurice Lynch Showband Pat Campbell Showband Paddy McCafferty Bandshow
Paramount Showband Dominoes Showband Johnny Quigley All Stars Johnny Quigley All Stars Esquires Showband
Polka Dots Gerry & The Ohio Saints Showband Blueglows Showband Dee Jays Showband
Pacific Showband Flingels Bandshow Jack Ruane Showband William Ponsonby Showband The Airchords
Jokers Showband Easybeats Showband Golden Seven Showband The Jokers Showband Gay McIntyre and his Bandshow
Lakewood Swingtette Beaumont 7 Showband Mighty Rhythm Boys Clipper Carlton Mighty Rhythm Boys
Paramount Showband Tahiti Showband Gaylords Showband Melody Aces Jokers Showband
Studio 8 Showband Exciters Showband Dots Showband Palladin Showband Crescent Showband
Swingtime Aces Woodchoppers Embassy Danceband Gerry & The Ohio Marines Showband
Kevin Woods Showband Victors Showband Dixies Showband Jimmy Johnston Showband Hilton Showband Live
Johnny Flynn Showband Rising Sons Showband Derek Joys Showband The New Drifters Royal Showband Live
Bandits Showband Pioneer Aces Laganmen Showband Granada Showband Students Showband
Viceroys Showband Jackpots Showband Marvettes Showband Earl Gill Showband Pat Roper & The Spotlights
Zodiacs Showband Breakaways Incas Showband Mighty Rhythm Stars Gerry & The Finnavons
Mighty Rhythm Boys Zulus Showband Paramount Showband Black Aces Showband Millionaires Showband
Arrans Showband Capitol Showband Capitol Showband - 1961 Johnny Flynn Band - 1956 Michael O'Callaghan Showband
Santa Fe Showband The Melotones Robin & The Signs Playboys - 1969 Pat Max & The Specialists
Ventures Showband Swingtime Aces Gene Stuart & The Dynamic Sounds Gene Chetty Gene & the Gents
Gene & the Gents Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon
Bands From the 70's
Paddy Cole Superstars Magic Band - 1980 Daddy Cool & the Lollipops Johnny Flynn Sound - 1978 Evelyn & The Envoys
Hugh McLean & The Mighty Avons Jerry Fahy & The Fleet Top League Dreams Mitch and the Edition
Sean Gallagher & The Quarrymen Ginger Morgan & Hot Fever Gene & the Jury The Cowboys Gene Stuart & The Mighty Avons
Kangaroos Royal Showband Hugo Duncan & The Tallmen Johnny Flynn Showband Johnny Flynn Showband
Johnny Flynn Sound Frankie Carroll & The Ranchers Grassroots Mainliners The Lovers
Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon
Mayflower, Drumshanbo - 1962 Las Vegas, Sligo
Oct., 1962
Borderland Ballroom Clipper Carlton Coming Soon


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