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Last, First Town County Instrument Bands
Rabbitte, Pat Clara Offaly Trombone Crackaways
Rafferty, Jim Ballyshannon Donegal Drums Nashville Showband
Rafferty, Paddy*     Sax Maurice Mulcahy Orchestra, Mick Delahunty Orchestra  
Ralph, Tommy*     Trumpet Brose Walsh Band  
Ramsbottom, Harry Stradbally Laois Vocals Har and the Escorts (aka Har)  
Rankin, Joey*     Bass Green Angels  
Rea, Martin* Cookstown Tyrone Guitar/Keybrds Swingtime Aces, Brendan Quinn & The Bluebirds, Country Flavour, Signs  
Rea, Seamus     Guitar/Vocals Gerry & the Presidents (Seamus sadly passed away in 27th May, 1984)  
Reagan, Christy* Boyle Roscommon Bass Jivenaires Showband
Redahan, John       Kingdom Showband 
Reddy, Liam* Dublin Dublin Drums Creoles Showband 
Redmond, Don*     Sax Dave Moynihan Showband  
Redmond, Eddie   Waterford Unknown Decca Showband  
Redmond, Gerard     Guitar Ginger Morgan Band  
Redmond, Liam   Dublin Bass Barons Showband  
Reel, Damien Belfast Antrim Bass The Circle  
Reel, Patricia Belfast Antrim Vocals The Circle  
Regan, Pat*     Trumpet Echos Showband  
Regan, Tim*     Vocals Dermot O'Brien & The Clubmen, Tigermen  
Reid, Alex* Lurgan   Sax Jack Ruane Showband  
Reid, Eileen     Vocals Eileen Reid & The Cadets , 2nd Sound 
Reid, Hamilton* Enniskillen Fermanagh Vocals Trenniers Showband (aka Hammy)  
Reid, Joe* Belfast Antrim Vocals Oceans Showband 
Reid, Ted     Steel Cotton Mill Boys  
Reilly, Ivor*     Guitar Beltona Showband  
Reilly, Jimmy Athery Galway Drums Swingtime Aces  
Reilly, Jimmy Tuam Galway Sax Bandits Showband, Paramouont Showband  
Reilly, Joe*     Drums Leo McCaffrey & The Glensmen
Reilly, Johnny     Trumpet Dickie's Band
Reilly, Liam Dublin Dublin Keyboards Bagatelle  
Reilly, Martin*   Longford   Black Dots Showband
Reilly, Martin Ardee Louth Trumpet Silver Pennies
Reilly, Paddy     Vocals Solo Career
Reilly, Paddy Longford Longford Drums Hi-Lows (Paddy sadly passed away - Sharon Tighe Mooney)
Renehan, Grainne     Vocals Buckaroos, Grainne and the Strangers  
Reynolds, Dessie Dublin Dublin Drums Jim Farley Band, Billy Brown Superband, Mexicans  
Reynolds, Eddie     Sax Carousel Showband  
Reynolds, Gerry*   Leitrim Vocals Hi-Lows Showband  (joined Hi-Lows in 1972, sadly passed away July, 2002)
Reynolds, Paddy Drogheda Louth Sax Casino Showband, Pacific Showband (Paddy sadly passed away)  
Reynolds, Peter Rooskey Leitrim Guitar Hi-Lows  
Reynolds, Ronnie Dublin Dublin Drums Kings Showband  
Reynolds, Terry Dromard Longford Drums Blue Boys  
Reynolds, Tina Greystones Wicklow Vocals Mexicans, Real McCoy, Nevada, Tophatters  
Rice, Bill Omagh Tyrone Guitar Ventures
Rice, Gerry Belfast Antrim Sax Witnesses Showband
Rice, Johnny Cork Cork Bass Chapter Five
Richard, Tony   Waterford Unknown Decca Showband
Richardson, Barry* London England Trombone Crickets Showband
Richardson, Barry     Bass Bluesville
Richardson, Pat Manulla Mayo Drums Brose Walsh & The Rockaways
Richmond, Seamus Cloughmills* Antrim Fiddle/Vcals Leo McCaffrey & The Glensmen
Riley, Johnny     Trumpet Arrows, Dickie's Band
Roantree, Willie Dublin Dublin Bass Shape
Roberts, Eddie     Sax Mick Delahunty Orchestra
Robertson, Billy     Bass Plattermen, Jets
Robertson, Brian   Scotland Guitar Thin Lizzy
Robinson, Billy     Keyboards Scripto,
Robinson, Frank Derry Derry Guitar Imperial All Stars(thanks to L. Thompson)
Robinson, Janet   Antrim Vocals TP Band, Chain Reaction
Robinson, Johnny     Guitar Cajun Sound
Robinson, Percy   Donegal Guitar Rascals
Roche, Alan   Kildare Guitar Mattie Fox & The Grassroots
Roche, Harvey* Dublin Dublin Trumpet Chimes Showband, Transit Showband
Roche, Mick Dublin Dublin Vocals Arrows, Miami, Vampires, Dublin Corporation (emigrated to Canada)
Roche, Orlaith     Vocals Liffey Folk
Rock, Brian Cabra Dublin   Federals
Rock, Dickie Cabra Dublin Vocals Melochords, Echoes, Miami Showband, Dickie's Band
Roddy, Peter "Boy" Derry Derry Vocals Trend Showband
Roddy, Seamus Castlepollard Westmeath Drums/Bass Plainsmen, Sahara, Firehouse (passed away 22nd Sept, 2011-Vinny Baker)
Rodgers, Tony       Goldust
Roe, Ivan     Vocals Newmen
Rogan, Fergus     Trombone Nomads Showband
Rogers, Jack     Bass Diamonds Showband
Rogers, Sean     Drums Paddy's Wagon
Ronan, Billy*     Drums Dave Moynihan Showband
Rooney, Tommy     Trumpet Donie Collins Band, Michael O'Callaghan Band
Roper, Billy     Guitar/Multi Charley Boy
Roper, Brian     Drums Charley Boy
Roper, Pat*   Scotland Vocals Spotlights, Bernie and the Tartans (sadly passed away Aug, 2010)
Rosato, Francis     Vocals Freshmen
Ross, John Portran   Vocals Palms, Shampoo, Jewels
Ross, Liam Cork Cork Guitar Michael O'Callaghan Band, Jack Ruane Showband (emigrated to Australia)
Ross, Tommy     Trumpet Fugitives, Debonaires
Rothery, Ray     Sax Cyclones Showband
Rowley, Mick*     Drums Clowns
Rothwell, George Carlow Carlow Sax Roulettes Showband (tragically killed 22nd Feb, 2012 age 71)
Ruane, Jack, Jr.* Ballina Mayo Bass Jack Ruane Showband
Ruane, Jack, Sr.* Ballina Mayo Sax Jack Ruane Showband (Jack sadly passed away May 6, 1997)
Ruane, Jim*     Bass Swingtime Aces
Ruane, Judd* Ballina Mayo Trumpet Jack Ruane Showband (Another of Jack's sons)
Ruane, Phyllis* Ballina Mayo Sax Jack Ruane Showband (Jack's oldest daughter)
Rush, John     Keyboards Waves Showband 
Rushe, Coleman Claremorris Mayo Guitar/Fiddle Mattie McDonagh Band, Mick O'Loughlin Band, Johnny Brady Band 
Russell, Paul   Dublin Drums Viscounts 
Russell, Tom   Waterford Unknown Decca Showband 
Ryan, Anthony Wexford Wexford Guitar/Multi Wexford 
Ryan, Bill Burtonport Donegal Vocals/Guitar Hoot'nanny's, Bill Ryan and Buckshot (real name Bernie Boyle)
Ryan, Billy Cork Cork Guitar Premier Aces Showband
Ryan, Dermot Dublin Dublin Sax/Flute Stage 2, Airchords, Wheels
Ryan, Declan Cork Cork Vocals, Gtr Regal Showband, Arrivals Showband
Ryan, Eamonn Galway Galway Drums Gerry Cahill Dance Band
Ryan, Eamonn* Tuam Galway Guitar Bandits Showband (Eamon sadly passed away-Veronica Ryan)
Ryan, Eddie* Dublin Dublin Sax Capitol Showband
Ryan, Eric Limerick Limerick Bass Berwyn Showband
Ryan, Gerry* Limerick Limerick Sax College Showband
Ryan, Gerry Dublin Dublin Bass Hoedowners, Caroline Showband
Ryan, Harry Dublin Dublin Sax Voodoos
Ryan, Janet     Vocals TP Band
Ryan, John     Keyboards Ray Lynam and the Hillbillies
Ryan, John   Waterford Vocals/Guitar Atlantics Showband
Ryan, John   Unknown Keyboards Grannies Intentions
Ryan, Ken Dublin Dublin Drums Vampires (still gigging today-Tom Foley)
Ryan, Lyndsay Dublin Dublin Unknown Ned Spoon
Ryan, Michael*     Vocals College Showband
Ryan, Noel*     Keyboards Sands, Big 8
Ryan, Paddy Dublin Dublin Sax Jimmy Honeyman Orchestra
Ryan, Pat     Unknown Southern Stars
Ryan, Seanie Thurles Tipperary Drums Kenny Ryder Superband, Punch, Kim Newport Band, Tweed
Ryan, Tommy* Tuam Galway Bass/Guitar Paramount SB, Bandits SB , Fugitives (killed in car accident-1987)
Ryan, Tony Kilcar Donegal Guitar Magic Band
Ryder, Brendan* Thurles Tipperary Guitar/Perc. Tweed
Ryder, Kenny Thurles Tipperary Vocals Tweed, Kenny Ryder Superband, Punch
Rynhart, Phil     Guitar/Banjo Whiskey Styl

*Our thanks to Jimmy Compton, Brian O'Brien, Brian "Shorty" O'Kane, Martin Flynn, Danny McLaughlin, Andy Monk, Joe Dodd, Peter Kinsey, Teddie Palmer, Patrick Hoye, Alec Clince, Dessie Lennox, Karl Compton, Michael Niblett, Declan Colgan, Mick Gilligan, Paul Welch, John McGrenra, Alan Carr, Catherine Dovonan, Alan White, Glen Brown, Alan Jones, Basil Henriques, Tom Foley, Thomas Harrington, John Doohan, Dave Hynes, Jim Clarke, Seanie Ryan, John Baird, Elaine Schneider (nee Ruane), Lorraine Clarke, Trefor Owens, John Fennessy, Ernie Corrigan, Jakub Sawicki, Noel O'Neill, Robert Magee, 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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