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Last, First Town County Instrument Bands
Hachenburg, Lisa Philadelphia USA Vocals, Gtr Liffey Folk (Lisa, stage name, Millay returned to the USA)
Hackett, Joe Longford Longford Drums Hi-Lows (sadly passed away-Sharon Tighe Mooney)
Hagan, Dusty*     Vocals Spring, Dusty Hagan band
Hafford, Tommy     Trumpet Mick Delahunty band (Tommy sadly passed away in May, 2002)
Halferty, Jimmy* Lavey Derry Trombone/Gtr Green Angels, Swingtime Aces (Jimmy passed away April 9, 1991)
Hall, Richie "Oggy"* Arklow Wicklow Vocals Spotlights Showband
Hall, Thelma* Larne Antrim Keybrd/Vcls High Seas Showband
Halliday, Jackie     Drums Clouds
Hallisey, Dave* Portlaw Waterford Sax Cowboys, Tweed, Rawhide
Hallornan, Geraldine Cloghan Westmeath Vocals Downlanders
Hallornan, Peter Cloghan Westmeath Drums Downlanders
Halpin, Aiden* Dublin Dublin Bass Dublin City Showband
Halpin, Austin     Trumpet Pacific Showband
Halpin, Pat Ballyhaunis Mayo Guitar Niagra Showband, Fugitives
Halpin, Willie     Guitar Chessmen
Hamill, Frankie Draperstown Derry Guitar Chestnuts (brother of Pat)
Hamill, Pat Draperstown Derry Guitar Hoot'nanny's, Homesteaders (our thanks to Pat Casey for info)
Hamill, Pat* Carland Tyrone Fiddle Country Flavour
Hamilton, Davy     Vocals Sparkle
Hamilton, Dermot     Guitar Sundowners
Hamilton, Gus* Omagh Tyrone Drums Swing Earls Orchestra
Hamilton, Jackie Derry Derry Bass Moondogs
Hamilton, Joe E.     Vocals Solo
Hamilton, Maurice Strabane Tyrone Guitar Enabarts
Hamilton, Paul   Donegal Drums Kim Newport Band
Hamilton, Sean* Omagh Tyrone Bass Plattermen (died July 19, 2003)(aka "Speedy")
Hamilton, Trixie* Harry Lurgan Antrim Bass Witnesses Showband, Fred Hanna, Dave Glover, Johnny Quigley Allstars
Hamilton, Willie (Bill)* Derry Derry Drums Rising Sons Showband, Johnny Quigley Allstars, Chris Kirby & The Big Timers
Hamilton, Willie     Keyboards Enabarts (from Peter Gray)
Hanaway, Barney*       Tahiti Showband
Hand, George     Sax Tony & The Graduates
Hanley, Gordon Skibbereen Cork Trumpet/Keys Regal Showband
Hanley, Liam   Dublin Keyboards Barons Showband
Hanlon, James* Letterkenny Donegal Drums Scripto, Cotton Mill Boys
Hanlon, Michael     Guitar Rawhide
Hanlon, Terry Dublin Dublin Bass Heir, Angel
Hanna, Derek* Kilkeel Down Guitar Coasters
Hanna, Fred*       Langanmen Showband
Hannigan, Ben     Guitar Angel
Hannigan, John Ballyshannon Donegal Guitar Big Country
Hannon, Frankie Tuam Galway Drums Johnny Flynn Showband (passed away 6/16/75)
Hannoway, Richard   Limerick Vocals Gimik
Hanrahan, Johnny Glanworth Cork Bass Maurice Mulcahy Showband (our thanks to David Masterson)
Hanrahan, Paddy     Vocals Sahara Showband, Oklahoma Showband (our thanks to Eddie Kelly-RIP)
Hanrahan, Pat     Vocals Black Aces Showband, Ramblers, Nomads Showband
Hanratty, Joe     Drums Lyttle People, Newmen
Hanratty, John Walterstown Louth Sax George Duffy Orchestra (Tommy sadly passed away)
Hanratty, John     Vocals John Glenn & The Mainliners, John Glenn & the Wranglers (a.k.a. John Glenn)
Haran, Sean Sligo Sligo Accordion/Vcl Clefonaires Showband
Harden, Lala     Vocals Slieve Foy Showband
Hardy, Larry Dublin Dublin Drums Blue Clavons
Hardy, John* Dublin Dublin Keyboards Crickets Showband, Blue Clavons (John sadly passed way 28-7-2011)
Harkin, Brian Derry Derry Vocals Mighty Avons, Brian Harkin & The Plainsmen (died Jan 28, 1991)
Harkin, Liam*     Sax Playboys
Harlow, Michael Galway Galway Unknown Gerry Cahill Dance Band
Harper, Frankie*     Drums Avonairs Showband
Harnett, William Tralee Kerry Steel Guitar Clutch
Harper, Kevin*     Sax Avonairs Showband (Kevin sadly passed away - Liam O'Reilly)
Harrigan, Joe   Kildare? Vocals Hi Lites Showband
Harrington, Christy Elphin Roscommon Bass Ramblers Showband
Harrington, John Rathmines Dublin Unknown We 4 (John sadly passed away 1st March, 2013)
Harrington, Mick* Dublin Dublin Bass Crickets Showband
Harrington, Richard Dublin Dublin Guitar Solo, Irish Travellers
Harrington, Robert Dublin Dublin Guitar Irish Travellers (Robert sadly passed away-Tom Greeley)
Harrington, Thomas* Dublin Dublin Drums Crickets Showband (Thomas emigrated to Hamburg and is still there)
Harris, Brian* Bray Wicklow Guitar Creatures, Gentry, Cats Pyjamas, Beats Working, Cotton Mill Boys, Hoot'nannys
Harris, Don Dublin Dublin Drums Wormwood, The Urge, Peggy's Leg
Harris, Peter   Antrim Sax Oceans Showband
Harris, Tony* Dublin Dublin Bass Miami Showband, Maisie McDaniel and her Fendermen
Harrison, William Derry Derry Unknown Statesiders Showband (sadly killed Nov 21, 1964)
Harron, Ally Derrylin Fermanagh Guitar Driftwood, Cajun Sound
Harrop, Cathy   New Zealand Vocals Solo
Harte, Jimmy Dublin Dublin Vocals Miami Showband, Jack Flahive, Arrans Showband, Johnny Flynn
Hartz, Laurie     Vocals Solid Gold (now lives in Cape Town and works in real estate)
Hasson, George Derry Derry Trumpet Trixons Showband, Johnny Quigley Allstars
Hastings, Bobby London England Bass Trixons Showband
Hasty, Alan* Monaghan Monaghan Bass Top 7 Showband, Hawaii Five-0
Haugh, Patsy     Trumpet Riviera Showband
Haughey, John   Donegal Bass Southern Express
Haughey, Robert* Letterkenny Donegal Drums John McGrenra & Choice
Haussmann, Benno* Hamburg Germany Drums Regal Showband, Arrivals Showband (Benno died in a boating accident)
Haverty, Pascal Dublin Dubllin Sax* Chessmen, Clouds, Virginians, Billy Brown Superband, (died Mar 14, 08)
Hawthorn, David Derry Derry Drums Foyle Showband
Hawthorn, Robbie* Derry Derry Drums Stardust Showband (brother of David)
Hawthorn, Ronnie     Keyboards Witnesses Showband
Hayden, Amy Dublin Dublin Vocals Sean Dunphy & The Hoedowners
Hayden, Bunty* Dublin Dublin Sax Nevada
Hayden, Peter* Dublin Dublin Drums Nevada
Hayden, Seamus   Carlow Drums Boston Showband, Rainbow Showband
Hayden, Tommy* London England Sax Nevada (Tommy sadly passed away 20th April, 2013)
Hayes, Dick   Waterford Vocals Decca Showband
Hayes, Frank   Dublin Keyboards Angel
Hayes, Gerry Finglas Dublin Keyboards Melochords Showband, The Cadets (sadly died in 2004 - Eileen Martin)
Hayes, Matt   Waterford? Guitar Royal Aces Showband
Healy, Joe     Guitar Glen Curtin Band
Healy, John* Sligo Sligo Trumpet Savoy Swing Seven (John sadly passed away)
Healy, Kit Dublin Dublin Bass Liffey Folk (emigrated to the USA)
Healy, Mike Ennistymon Clare Trumpet Philosophers
Healy, Pat Limerick Limerick Guitar Workfarm
Healy, Shay Dublin Dublin Vocals Solo, Songwriter
Healy, Willie*     Trumpet Dermot O'Brien's Clubmen
Heaney, Cathy Swinford Mayo Vocals Cathy and the Fugitives (sister of Willie)
Heaney, Dennis       Susan McCann & The Storytellers
Heaney, Willie Swinford Mayo Guitar Cathy and the Fugitives
Heary, Dan*   Dublin Keyboards Roosters, Vienna Showband
Heaton, Fran     Vocals Angel
Heerey, Dennis Rush Dublin Keyboards Sun Valley Boys
Heffernan, Honor Dublin Dublin Vocals Emmet Spiceland
Heffernan, Liam     Trombone Altonaires Showband
Heffernan, Michael Dublin Dublin Drums Clowns, Daddy Cool, Kaye Twins, Casablanca
Hegarty, Dermot   Longford Vocals Plainsmen
Hegarty, Finbar     Bass Savoy Swing Seven
Hellewell, Nick     Keyboards The Interns
Henchel, Horst*   Germany Sax Odeon Showband, Mick Delahunty Orchestra (Horst sadly passed away)
Hendrick, Barry   Cork Keyboards Regal Showband
Hendrick, Bobby   Cork Keyboards Regal Showband
Hendrick, Herbie   Cork Unknown Regal Showband
Hennessey, Martin Clonmel Tipperary Guitar Rim-Shot Showband, Mick Delahunty Jr. Band
Hennessey, Paddy   Waterford Sax Savoy Showband
Hennessey, Sean   Carlow Sax Boston Showband, Rainbow Showband, Oscars Showband
Henriques, Basil* Birmingham England Steel Guitar Arkansas Travellers, Top 7, Virginians, Ramblin Men, Salty Dog, Green County, TR Dallas,
Startime, Foster & Allen, Hawaii Five-0, Kerry Cowboys, Tumbleweeds, and more.
Henry, Cathal Charlestown Mayo Unknown Dixietones Showband
Henry, Dermot Ballymote Sligo Vocals Dermot Henry and the Virginians, Entertainers
Henry, Maurice Ballymena Antrim Sax Billy McFarland Showband, Freshmen
Herbert, Charlie Dublin Dublin Guitar Heartbeats, Dickie's Band, The Arrows
Herman, Harry Dublin Dublin Bass Pete Stuart Orchestra
Hernon, Michael Dublin Dublin Keyboards Teenbeats
Heraty, Dermot Middleton Cork Bass Monarchs Showband (left the Monarchs in 1970)
Heraty, Raymond Kilmacthomas Limerick Bass Bob Madden Band, Monarchs Showband
Herron, Brian Cookestown Tyrone Vocals Tuxedo Junction
Herron, Billy* Larne Antrim Guitar High Seas Showband, Red Admirals
Hetherington, George     Bass Marines Showband
Hever, Pat* Boyle Roscommon Drums Jivenaires Showband
Hickey, Des* Dublin Dublin Bass Magazine, Wheels, Nevada, Stage 2
Hickland, Dermot Belfast Antrim Trumpet Dukes, Raydots
Hickland, Harry Belfast Antrim Sax Grenadiers Showband, Clubsound
Hickland, Tom     Fiddle California Brakemen
Hickson, Robert* Arklow Wicklow Guitar Spotlights Showband
Higgins, Francie* Tuam Galway Sax Swingtime Aces, Raindrops. Big Time (sadly passed away)
Higgins, Gerry Dublin Dublin Guitar/Vocals Deep Set, Creoles, Chimes Showband, Caroline Crew (passed away in 2002)
Higgins, Jimmy* Tuam Galway Trumpet Raindrops, Paramount Showband, International Showband, Millionaires, Big Time
Higgins, Joe     Vocals Arcadians Showband (emigrated to Canada)
Higgins, John Kiltimagh Mayo Bass Brose Walsh & The Rockaways, Cades County, Time Machine
Higgins, Martin     Drums Blue Rockets Showband
Higgins, Mick* Charlestown Mayo Drums Dixietones
Higgins, Paddy* Tuam Galway Drums Raindrops, Country Folk, Virginians, Margo, 2nd Sound (emigrated to USA)
Higgins, Tommie Tuam Galway Trumpet Johnny Flynn Dance Band,
Higgins, Tommy Sligo Sligo Keyboards St, Marys Ceili Band, Smokey Mountain Ramblers, Rocky Tops
Hill, Eddie*     Keyboards Fresh Boogie Band
Hill, Jim* Larne Antrim Sax High Seas Showband (moved to Australia and plays with the Glensmen)
Hill, Joe* Omagh Tyrone Trombone Toreadors Showband
Hinchy, Mike Limerick Limerick Sax/Clarinet Empire Showband
Hines, Peter     Guitar Hoot'nanny's
Hockedy, Fred* Limerick Limerick Bass Empire Showband
Hockedy, Harry* Limerick Limerick Drums Wee Four Showband, Empire Showband, Heuston Wells & Trident
Hockedy, Johnny* Limerick Limerick Guitar Empire Showband, Goldust, Granny's Intentions, Bojangle
Hodges, Paddy Dublin Dublin Trumpet Mick Cummins Orchestra
Hodges, Steve     Vocals Charley Boy
Hodgins, Paddy Dublin Dublin Trumpet Johnny Gavin Bandshow, Jimmy Honeyman Orchestra
Hogan, Brendan     Bass Conquerors
Hogan, Frank* Limerick Limerick Drums Monarchs Showband
Hogan, George Dublin Dublin Trombone,Drums Clansmen, Jets, Giants
Hogan, Jimmy Dublin Dublin Guitar Capitol Showband, Tartans, Pat Roper & The Spotlights, Brendan Shine Band
Hogan, Larry Limerick Limerick Vocals We Four
Hogan, Sean     Accordion Mick Delahunty Orchestra
Hogan, Sean Nenagh Tipperary Guitar Goldust
Hogan, Tony Lorrha Tipperary Vocals Royal Flush
Holian, Billy Tuam Galway   Band of Renown
Holland, Alan* Derry Derry Bass Lyttle People, Real McCoy, Friends Showband
Holland, Sean*     Trumpet Black Aces Showband
Holleran, Joe Westport Mayo Guitar 2nd Sound
Holleran, Sean Kiltimagh Mayo Guitar Time Machine
Holman, Mike   Wexford   Supreme Showband
Holmes, Joe Dublin Dublin Drums The In-Sect
Holohan, Paul Inchicore Dublin Bass Bye-laws, Gypsies
Honeyman, Jimmy Dublin Dublin Bandleader Jimmy Honeyman Orchestra
Hopkins, Billy* Bray Wicklow Bass Kings, Royal, Airchords, Cluskey/Hopkins Jazz Band (died 16-2-10)
Hopkins, Des* Bray Wicklow Drums Band of Renown, Dixonaires, Ohio, Victors, Just Four, Cluskey/Hopkins Band
Horan, Doc     Drums Conquerors
Horan, Jimmy Mullingar Westmeath Bass Original Drifters, Times
Horan, Pat     Percussion Medium Wave Band
Hornibrooke, Tony   Tipperary Drums Champions
Houston, Norman Lisburn Antrim Keyboards Huntsmen Showband
Houston, Steve Belfast Antrim Keyboards Frupp
Hoye, Patrick Mullingar Westmeath Bass Jivenaires,Swingtime Aces, Drifters, Joe Dolan Band, Peter Law Band (now in Boston)
Huddleston, Brian*     Sax Margo & The Marvettes (emigrated to the Manchester area)
Hudson, Jim Dublin Dublin Bass Kingbees, Debonaires Showband, Dreams
Hudson, Tom Dublin Dublin Drums Chuckles, Buckshot
Hughes, Anthony Dungannon? Tyrone Drums Rio Grande
Hughes, Brendan Dungannon Tyrone Vocals Brendan Hughes & The Huskeys, Cades County
Hughes, Colm Monaghan Monaghan Vocals/Drums Ventures, Mary Lou and Harvest, Paddy Cole Superstars
Hughes, Davey* Belfast Antrim Guitar/keybrds The Circle, Rascals  
Hughes, Desi*     Guitar Teddie Palmer Band
Hughes, Dinny* Mullingar Westmeath   Dinny Hughes Showband
Hughes, Francie* Monaghan Monaghan Trombone Green County
Hughes, Gerry* Mullingar Westmeath Guitar Dinny Hughes Showband, Pat Friel Showband
Hughes, Jimmy Coalisland Tyrone Trumpet Chessmen, President's Showband, Arabs Showband
Hughes, John Coalisland Tyrone Trombone Grafton Showband, Hilton Showband
Hughes, Martin     Drums Candy
Hughes, Michael* Limerick Limerick Bass Heuston Wells & Trident
Hughes, Michael Longford Longford Sax Hi-Lows
Hughes, Sean Castleblaney Monaghan Bass Finnavons Showband, Canvas Wagon
Hughes, Tony Monaghan Monaghan Guitar/Vocals Anne & Shelly & the Marines, Ventures, Harvest, Paddy Cole Superstars
Hughes, Tony Dublin Dublin Vocals/Guitar Arrans Showband, Danny & The Lions, Cotton Mill Boys
Hughes, Tony Dublin Dublin Drums Gypsies
Hull, Fred     Bass Banshees Showband
Hull, Joe*     Bass Seasons Showband
Hunt, Abban Claremorris Mayo Trumpet Classic Showband
Hunt, Sean Ballyhaunis Mayo Bass Clefonaires Showband
Hunter, Alan*   Antrim Bass Sk'Boo
Hunter, Derek* Larne Antrim   Cameron Clan
Hunter, Gary* Glengormley Antrim Drums Sunshine, Shorty & the Heartbeats
Hunter, George*     Drums Jack Ruane Showband
Hunter, Joe*     Drums Hughie Trainor Band Show
Hunter, Pat*     Guitar Hughie Trainor Band Show
Hunter, Rosie*     Vocals Sunshine, Shorty & the Heartbeats
Hurley, Barry*     Drums Olly Maloney Showband, Rio Showband
Hurley, Brian "Red" Dublin Dublin Vocals Colours, Wheels, Nevada, Red Hurley Band (a.k.a. Red)
Hurley, Des Dublin Dublin Vocals Transit Showband 
Hurley, Gina Mary Cork Cork Vocals Champions
Hurley, Liam Dublin Dublin Guitar Airchords Showband, Wheels, Nevada (went on to be a top Producer) 
Hurley, Pat     Guitar Rio Showband 
Hussey, Jimmy Longford Longford Bass/Keybrds Brian Harkin, Margo, Daniel O'Donnell 
Hussey, Sean   Longford Guitar Grassroots, Brian Harkin Band 
Hutchinson, Brendan Omagh Tyrone Vocals Navak Showband, Lightning Express (sadly passed away - John Baird)
Hutchinson, Shay* Omagh Tyrone Vocals Melody Aces (Shay sadly passed away 1/17/04, Brendan's brother)
Hutchinson, Trevor* Belfast Antrim Bass Katmandu, Waterboys, Fleadh Cowboys, Sharon Shannon Band
Hutchinson, Wendy Dublin Dublin Vocals Arrows, Groundhogs
Hyland, John Dublin Dublin Guitar Johnny Gavin Showband
Hyland, Marie     Vocals Monkeys - aka Jane (Marie sadly passed away)
Hynes, Dave* Mullingar Westmeath Guitar Classic Showband
Hynes, Martin*       Jerry Fahy & The Fleet
Hynes, Paddy* Dublin Dublin Vocals/keybrds Paladins Showband

*Our thanks to Jimmy Compton, Brian "Shorty" O'Kane, Brian McCaughey, Danny McLaughlin, Andy Monk, Martin Flynn, Joe Dodd, Peter Kinsey, Teddie Palmer, Patrick Hoye, Karl Compton, Dessie Lennox, Michael Niblett, Declan Colgan, Paul Welch, John McGrenra, Thomas Harrington, Brian Wynne, Mick Gilligan, Alan Carr, Alan White, Tom Foley, Cavan Ferrie, Alan Jones, Lorraine Clarke, John Doohan, Alec Cowan, Leslie Thompson, Glen Brown, Dave Hynes, Francis Loughlin, Seanie Ryan, John Baird, Ernie Corrigan, Billy Garland, Jakub Sawicki, Noel O'Neill, Dennis Osborne, Martin Branigan, James Meredith, Paddy Brennan's "Golden Era of Irish Showbands," & Eugene Nixon's "He's Not Working...He's in a Band" for their assistance with many of the names on this list.


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In Loving Memory of Grant Gallagher: Sept. 21, 1990 - Nov. 18, 2006