Peter Harkin Collection
Peter was born in Peckham, London in 1961 he is a Donegal man
through and through. His parents (Donegal natives) came home every
summer and the occasional Christmas and Peter spent most of his time
in Glenties and Killybegs during most of the 1970's and 1980's. He
followed as many Irish pop, rock and country bands of that era as
possible. Most nights were spent going to dances in places like St
Dominic's, Glenties, the Mary of Dunloe Festival, The Fiesta
Ballroom in Letterkenny, the Abbey Hotel in Donegal town or
Fintra House in Killybegs.
In London, he followed all the
Irish bands that played The Hibernian, Fulham Broadway, The
Galtymore in Cricklewood and The National in Kilburn. An avid fan,
Peter built a large collection of handouts from the era. Lucky for
us, he stored them away for posterity and is now willing to share
them with the site and our community. Peter hopes that anyone
viewing his collection will have as many happy memories and laughs
as he has enjoyed whilst compiling it. By the way, a special
thanks to Peter's young nephew, Thady, for the scanning master
classes (Thady's favourite Irish showband record is Nobody Loves
Like An Irishman by Teddie Palmer).
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