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Last, First Town County Instrument Bands
D'Aery, Aidan Limerick Limerick Drums Berwyn Showband, Parkway Orchestra
Dalton, Bunny Listowel Kerry   Bunny Dalton Showband
Dalton, Jim*   Dublin Guitar Barons, Fleet, Hoot'nannys, Johnny Flynn, Boys N' Girls
Dalton, Mike Listowel Kerry Bass Bunny Dalton Showband, Capitol Showband, Virginians, Smokeys, Paddy Cole
Dalton, Tony* Waterford Waterford Trombone Blue Aces Showband
Daly, Frankie Derry Derry Bass Johnny Quigley All Stars, Tahiti Showband
Daly, Jim Dublin Dublin Guitar Lincoln Folk (Dermot Magill tells us Jim sadly passed away)
Daly, Mick (Mike)     Keyboards Dickie's Band, Miami
Danielles, Pietro   Dublin Vocals Casterbridge Union
Daniels, Roly Jabalpur India Vocals Memphis Showband, Jim Farley All-Stars, Nevada, Green County (real name Randolph)
Darby, Sean Belfast Antrim Guitar Crypt
Darcy, Billy*     Sax Mick Fogarty Showband, Southern Stars
Darcy, Liam Limerick Limerick Drums Workfarm
Darcy, Mary Carlow Carlow Keyboards Two's Company
Davidson, Andy* Belfast Antrim Drums Rascals, Keltic Wine
Davidson, Bill     Guitar Big Four
Davis, Gerry Drumlish Longford Bass Hi-Lows Showband (sadly passed away March 12, 2010-Oliver Casserly)
Davis, Senin* Birr Offaly Guitar Midlanders Showband
Day, Fred*     Guitar Margo & The Marvettes
Day, Jimmy     Sax Melochords Showband, Cadets, 2nd Sound
Day, Muriel   Down Vocals Dave Glover Showband (married to Dave Glover and emigrated to Canada)
Davenport, Albert Dublin Dublin Trumpet Jimmy Honeyman Orchestra
Davis, Derek       Pat Lynch & the Treetops
Davis, Gerry     Bass Hi-Lows
Dawson, Derek   Dublin Drums Cromwell
Dawson, Joe Belfast Antrim Guitar Trail Blazers
Deacy, Jimmy   Mayo Drums Brose Walsh Band, Fugitives
Dean, Mel   Dublin Guitar Hoedowners Showband
Deane, Ed Dublin Dublin Guitar Blueshouse, Gentry, Skid Row
Deane, Joe Armagh Armagh Drums Clippertones
Deane, Mick     Bass Flint
Dee, Tresa   Derry Vocals Barristers Showband (a.k.a. Millie)
Deegan, May Dublin Dublin Vocals Earl Fitzgerald Orchestra
Deehan, John Derry Derry Sax Ray Gallagher, Maurice Lynch, Magnificent Seven SBs, Embassy Orch, Emperors
Deehy, Eddie     Drums? Drifters Showband
Deeney, Frankie*       Tahiti Showband
Deeney, Fred     Keyboards Dave Glover Showband
Deering, Paul     Drums Cyclones Showband
DeGabriele, Alec Sandymount Dublin Guitar Fairways (emigrated to Cleveland, Ohio and today plays with The New Barleycorn)
Devey, William     Drums Cadets (Willie sadly passed away in May, 2004)
Deihy, Eddie* Mullingar Westmeath Drums Drifters
Dempsey, Peter*     Sax Johnny McMahon Orchestra
Del Bianco*, John     Guitar Stellas, Emeralds, Seekers
Delahunty, Christine*     Vocals Clowns
Delahunty, Eve Carrick-on-Suir Tipperary Vocals Cowboys
Delahunty, Jackie Clonmel Tipperary Drums Mick Delahunty Orchestra
Delahunty, Johnny Clonmel Tipperary Drums/Sax Rim-Shot Showband
Delahunty, Mick Clonmel Tipperary Sax Mick Delahunty Orchestra & Big Band (passed away 2/29/92)
Delahunty, Mick, Jr. Clonmel Tipperary Sax Mick Delahunty Jr. Band
Delahunty, Maxie Clonmel Tipperary Drums Rim-Shot Showband, Mick Delahunty Jr. Band (sadly passed away Dec, 2008)
Delahunty, Paddy Clonmel Tipperary Banjo Mick Delahunty Orchestra
Delaney, Des Freshford Kilkenny Sax Laredo Showband
Delaney, Dick     Unknown Jack Brierley Showband
Delaney, Frank Freshford Kilkenny Guitar Laredo Showband
Delaney, James     Guitar Dave Primm Band, Sundown, Peggy's Leg
Delaney, James Dublin Dublin Keyboards Swarbriggs, Joe Dolan band, Clannad, Paul Brady, Dave Prim Band, Duffie, Las Vegas
Delaney, Jim Drogheda Louth Keyboards Silver Seven Dance Orchestra
Delaney, Marjorie Athenry Galway Vocals Big Eight (emigrated to the United States)
Delaney, Richard Pouladuff Cork Drums Jack Brierley Showband
Dempsey, Fran Dublin Dublin Keys, Trpt Duffie, Butler Dempsey Band
Dennis, Fran     Trombone Danny & The Lions, Arrows, Dickie's Band, Sunshine, Red Hurley Band
Denvir, Philip Belfast Antrim Sax Banshees, Mexicans (sadly passed away 24th July, 2011-Eamon Donnelly)
Deparde, Brian   Dublin Drums Medium Wave Band
Dermody, Martin   Dublin Banjo Liffey Folk
Derrylinn, April     Vocals Silver Pennies
Devaney, Donie Bray Wicklow Sax Gentry, Dazzle Band, Purple Pussycat
Devaney, Kenny* Raphoe Donegal Bass Pluto, Margo's Band
Devaney, Mickey* Tuam Galway Sax Quicksilver, Johnny Flynn Showband (sadly passed away-John Baird)
Devaney, Tommy Castlebar Mayo Sax Brose Walsh, Jack Ruane, Seapoint Orchestra, Pete Brown (passed away)
Deveney, Donie* Dublin Dublin Sax Tony Kenny Band, Brush Shiels Band, Dazzle Band
Devine, Al     Sax Airchords Showband (sadly passed away March, 1998-Phil Devine)
Devine, John*     Keyboards Melody Aces Showband
Devine, Pat   Dublin Guitar/Sax Heartbeats, Arrows
DeVito, Paul   Antrim Vocals Interns
Devitt, John     Drums Diamonds Showband
Devlin, Austin     Guitar Grenadiers Showband
Devlin, Barry     Bass Horslips
Devlin, Sean*     Guitar Frankie and the Echoes, The Idiom, Green Angels, Seasons Showband
Dickson, Trevor* Ballinderry Antrim Accordion/Sax Blue River Boys, Manhattan Showband, Idaho Showband, Farmers
Dillon, Dayo   Dublin Keyboards The Movement
Dillon, George     Guitar Green Angels, Chestnuts
Dillon, Seamus Dunloy* Antrim Drums Country Express, Leo McCaffrey & The Glensmen
Diver, Francie*     Bass Keynotes Showband
Divin, Billy* Derry Derry Guitar/Keys Honeybunch, Friends, Kingsmen, Kane Gang
Dixon, Barbara Dublin Dublin Vocals Maxi, Dick & Twink (a.k.a. Dick)
Dixon, Bob     Steel Roly Daniels Band
Dixon, Dave* Clones Monaghan Sax/Clarinet Dave Dixon Orchestra, Dixonaires Showband (sadly passed away March 5, 1985)
Dixon, Donie   Dublin Unknown Saga
Doherty, B. Derry Derry   Lakewood Swingtette, Beaumont 7 Showband
Doherty, Bobby*       Crescent Showband
Doherty, Brian       Diamonds
Doherty, Dennis*     Drums Swinging Viscounts Showband
Doherty, Dermot* Derry Derry Trombone Skyrockets Showband, Gene & The Gents (also spelled O'Docherty)
Doherty, Des* Athboy Meath Keyboards Drifters Showband, Times
Doherty, Gerry* Derry Derry   Lakewood Swingtette
Doherty, George Belfast Antrim Keyboards Pasado Showband, Candy
Doherty, Harry     Sax Mick Delahunty Jr Band
Doherty, Hughie*     Guitar Marines Showband
Doherty, James     Guitar Playboys
Doherty, Jim       Capitol Showband
Doherty, Jim Dunloy Antrim Guitar Walter Lewis Enterprise, Glensmen, American Express, (passed away 24-2-12)
Doherty, Joe     Bass Millionaires, Mighty Rhythm Boys
Doherty, John     Guitar Bluebirds
Doherty, Kieran     Bass Country Flavour
Doherty, Liam       Cowboys
Doherty, Matt       Empire Showband
Doherty, Michael*     Guitar Swinging Viscounts Showband
Doherty, Mick Dublin Dublin Guitar Chocolate Vehicle, Fire Brigade, Clouds
Doherty, Ray Dublin Dublin Guitar Kelley and Klass, Big 8, Las Vegas
Dolan, Adrian* Mullingar Westmeath Bass Drifters
Dolan, Ben Mullingar Westmeath Sax Drifters, Joe Dolan Band
Dolan, Des     Guitar Dixonaires Showband
Dolan, Joe Mullingar Westmeath Vocals The Drifters, Solo (Joe sadly passed away 26/12/07)
Dolan, Joe Galway Galway Guitar Sweeny's Men, Capitol Showband, Swingtime Aces (sadly died Jan 7 2008)
Dolan, Ray Dublin Dublin Guitar Heir
Dolan, Raymond* Mullingar Westmeath Percussion In Too Deep, Joe Dolan Band
Dollard, Tom Kilkenny Kilkenny   Black Aces Showband
Dolly, Tony Knock Mayo Bass Niagra Showband
Dumpleton, Jimmy     Guitar Pacific Showband
Donaghey, Greg     Drums Granny's Intentions, Blue, Times, Gentry
Donaghey, Gregory Sion Mills Tyrone Vocals Drumbeats, Polka Dots, The Cadets, Nashville Ramblers (emigrated to Canada in 1974)
Donaghy, Brian Belfast Antrim Drums Real McCoy, Alyce, Cats Pyjamus, Jason, Freshmen, Boyfriends, Gentry, Chips
Donaghy, Greg Dublin Dublin Guitar Reaction, Fire Brigade, Chateau, Sands, Rio (a.k.a. Donny)
Donaghy, Maura     Vocals Rock Stewart & The Plattermen
Donald, Keith* Belfast Antrim Sax Federals Showband, Greenbeats, Real McCoy, Billy Brown Superband, Moving Hearts
Donaldson, Billy* Middleton Cork Guitar Jim Farley, Roly Daniels & Green County
Donnan, Ray Newtownards Down Keyboards,Sax Freshmen, Real McCoy
Donnellan, Eamon Carney Sligo Accordion Nashville Showband
Donnelan, Johnny*   Galway   Astronauts Showband
Donnelly, Brid   Fermanagh Flute Pride of Erin Ceili Band
Donnelly, Catherine     Vocals Coterie Folk
Donnelly, Dominic     Sax Rhythm Aces, Hilton Showband
Donnelly, Eamonn Belfast Antrim Drums Crescendos, Tina & The Mexicans, Capitol
Donnelly, John Drogheda Louth Drums Clubmen, Bee Vee's Five, Odeon Showband
Donnelly, John Dublin Dublin Drums Elmer Fudd, Gary Moore Band, Bananas
Donnelly, Roy* Limerick Limerick Vocals Red Sunbeams, Tom O'Brien Band, Johnny Flynn Showband
Donnelly, Peter   Dublin Guitar Liffey Folk
Donnelly, Phillip Dublin Dublin Guitar Elmer Fudd, Gary Moore Band, Donovan, Plattermen
Donnelly, Twick   Dublin Drums Memphis Showband
Donoghue, John Dublin Dublin Guitar Mushroom
Donohoe, John Mullingar Westmeath Guitar Countrymen
Donohue, Frank* Athenry Galway Guitar Astronauts Showband, Swingtime Aces (sadly passed away Sept 2006)
Donohue, Gabriel Athenry Galway Guitar Astronauts Showband, Magic Band (emigrated to The States)
Donovan, Gerry Glasnevin Dublin Guitar/Bass Alyce, Purple Pussycat, Dead Centre, Cats Pyjamus, Gibney & Donovan Band
Doody, George Mountmellick Laois Sax.Guitar Friends Showband
Doohan, Tom* Charlestown Mayo Sax/Clarinet Dixietones (Tom sadly passed away in 1972)
Dooley, Pat     Guitar Nomads Showband
Doran, Danny     Guitar Big Four
Doran, Leo* Omagh Tyrone Sax Plattermen, Hugo Duncan & The Tall Men
Doran, Mickey     Guitar Clippertones, Hilton Showband
Doris, Malachy Cookstown Tyrone Accordion/Vcls Granada Showband, Rovers SB,  Malachy Doris Ceili Band (sadly d. Oct 1, 1999)
Dougan, Jim     Bass Northernaires
Douglas, Mason*     Vocals Seasons Showband
Douglas, Peter*     Guitar Banshees Showband
Dowdall, Maria Dublin Dublin Vocals, Keys Groundhogs, Arrows, Poteen (married Fran Dennis)
Dowden, Kenny* Belfast Antrim Bass Oceans Showband
Dowling, Brian     Guitar Cotton Mill Boys
Dowling, Maura     Keyboards New Linesmen
Dowling, Tom   Carlow Trombone Boston Showband, Rainbow Showband
Downes, Deidre     Vocals Broadsiders
Downes, Jimmy   Dublin Keyboards Viscounts
Downey, Brian Crumlin Dublin Drums Burma Boys Showband, Sugar Shack, Thin Lizzy
Downey, Seamus Derry Derry Sax Tahiti Showband
Doyle, Billy     Trombone Millionaires Showband
Doyle, Dan Rialto Dublin Sax Brose Walsh & The Rockaways (passed away 12/25/83)
Doyle, Danny Dublin Dublin Vocals Solo, Danny Doyle and the Music Box
Doyle, Daire Dublin Dublin Bass Memories, The Message
Doyle, Frank*     Bass Jim Farley Showband, Jim Farley All Stars
Doyle, John*     Guitar Dave Moynihan Showband
Doyle, Ken Dublin Dublin   Bagatelle
Doyle, Kenny Drogheda Louth Keyboards Maurice Lynch, Tigermen, Denver (sadly passed away Sept, 2010-P.Martin)
Doyle, Les     Bass Whiskey Styl
Doyle, Mervyn   Antrim Drums Gentry
Doyle, Noel* Dublin Dublin Vocals Chimes Showband
Doyle, Pat   Dublin Unknown Crescendoes
Doyle, Tony* Dublin Dublin Guitar Creoles Showband, Chimes Showband
Doyle, Tony Sligo Sligo Vocals Clefonaires Showband (passed away)
Drennan, Anthony* Dublin Dublin Guitar Sheeba, Flint, [Chris Rea and The Corrs]
Drennan, Liam*     Sax Black Aces Showband
Drennan, Paul*     Keyboards Sheeba
Drennan, Tommy Limerick Limerick Vocals Freshmen, Monarchs, Top League, Tommy Drennan All Stars
Drew, Ronnie Dublin Dublin Vocals/Gtr Dubliners, Solo  (sadly passed away 16th August, 2008)
Drummond, John   Scotland Bass/Vocals Capitol Showband, Tony Kenny Band
Duddy, Micky* Churchhill Donegal Vocals Sundowners Showband
Duff, Bobby* Larne Antrim Trombone High Seas Showband
Duff, Liz     Vocals Groundhogs
Duff, Mary   Meath Vocals Jukebox
Duffin, Gabriel Belfast Antrim Guitar Anne Breen Band, Mississippi
Duffy, Brendan* Letterkenny Donegal Drums Envoys Showband, Marines Showband
Duffy, Frances* Castleblaney Monaghan Vocals Newline Showband, John Murphy Band  (Ronnie Duffy's sister - deceased)
Duffy, Gerry Ballina Mayo Sax Abilene Showband, Fairways, Sanantones, Jack Ruane Band
Duffy, George Dundalk Louth Sax George Duffy Orchestra (George sadly passed away Apr 25th, 1993 aged 73).
Duffy, Jerry Castleblaney Monaghan Trombone Maurice Lynch Orchestra
Duffy, Joe The Downs Westmeath Keyboards Downlanders
Duffy, Keith     Bass M.P.H.
Duffy, Paul Dublin Dublin Sax Stage 2, Alyce, Miami, Paul Duffy Band, M.P.H.
Duffy, Paul Dublin Dublin Keyboards/Tpt Cotton Mill Boys, Green County
Duffy, Phillip Dublin Dublin Guitar The Deep Set, Cotton Mill Boys, Johnny McEvoy
Duffy, PJ     Keyboards Michael O'Callaghan Band
Duffy, Richard Derry Derry Bass Polka Dots
Duffy, Ronnie* Castleblaney Monaghan Drums Mainliners Showband
Duffy, Terry Strabane Tyrone Guitar Enabarts, American Pie, Clippers (passed away 28th Aug 2013 - Clare O'Brien)
Duffy, Tommy     Guitar Dave Glover Showband, Witnesses
Duffy, Vincent   Dublin Bass Peggy's Leg
Duggan, Cyril* Limerick Limerick Drums Johnny McMahon Orchestra
Duggan, Don Waterford Waterford Vocals Footappers Showband, Savoy Showband
Duggan, Donal     Keyboards Tweed
Duggan, Gerry Sligo Sligo Guitar/Vocals Duggan Brothers/Brotherly Love/Family Band (Sadly passed away 13 Sept, 2008)
Duggan, Ian Sligo Sligo Keybrds/Voc Duggan Brothers/Brotherly Love/Family Band (name changes)
Duggan, Joss Sligo Sligo Drums/Vocals Duggan Brothers/Brotherly Love/Family Band (name changes)
Duggan, Vinnie Sligo Sligo Bass/Vocals Duggan Brothers/Brotherly Love/Family Band (name changes)
Duhan, Johnny     Vocals Grannys Intentions
Duke, Michael       Tara Showband (emigrated to Canada in the mid 60's)
Dulaney, Dermot     Drums Nomads Showband
Dullaghan, Paul     Sax Linesmen
Dullard, Tommy*     Guitar Black Aces Showband
Duncan, Ann     Vocals Marines Showband
Duncan, Alan*     Guitar Cosmos Showband
Duncan, Hugo Strabane Tyrone Vocals The Ranchers, The Tall Men (today Hugo works for BBC Ulster)
Duncan, Niall* Dublin Dublin Trombone Dublin City Showband
Dunleavy, Pat Dublin Dubin Trombone Jimmy Honeyman Orchestra
Dunlop, Wilson     Bass Witnesses Showband
Dunne, Andy Dublin Dublin Keyboards Mitch and the Edition, Boys N' Girls (sadly passed away in 1986)
Dunne, Brendan* Limerick Limerick Trumpet College Showband
Dunne, Cathal Cork Cork Vocals/KeyB Stateside, Formula (emigrated to the States in 1982) His website
Dunne, Dessie Belfast Antrim Trumpet/Vcls Presidents Showband
Dunne, Mick Dublin Dublin Keyboards Mexicans, Stage 2
Dunne, Pecker   Wexford Vocals Solo (Pecker's real name is Paddy)
Dunne, Tony Dublin Dublin Guitar Some People
Dunny, Duncan     Sax Farmer's Sons
Dunphy, Des     Guitar Exiles
Dunphy, Sean Dublin Dublin Vocals Hoedowners, Sean Dunphy Band (sadly passed away May 17, 2011)
Dunphy, Tom Waterford Waterford Bass Royal Showband, The Big 8 (died in a car crash 7/29/75)
Durkin, Ernie Newry Down Vocals/Guitar Orange Machine, Blue, Gentry, Stage 2, Bill Ryan and Buckshot
Durnin, P.* Derry Derry   Beaumont 7 Showband
Dusky, Pat*     Guitar Marines Showband
Dwyer, Jim     Bass Nomads Showband
Dwyer, Johnny Riverstown Sligo Drums Cathal Dunne and Stateside (died in the 90's we think)
Dwyer, Sean   Tipperary Drums Tommy Weston Dance Band
Dwyer, Tommy Clonmel Tipperary Sax Voxenaires (Tommy sadly passed away)

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