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Last, First Town County Instrument Bands
Sands, Eugene Newry Down Madolin Sands Family (sadly killed in 1974)
Saunders, Barry       Royal Showband (emigrated to New Zealand)
Saurin, Gerry Drogheda Louth Bass Bee Vee's Five
Savage, Pat* Newry Down Drums Hilton Showband, Marines
Savage, Pat Kiltimagh Mayo Guitar Time Machine
Sayers, John     Bass Chestnuts
Scally, Ray     Bass Hugo Duncan, Hoot'nanny's
Scanlon, Joe Sligo Sligo Vocals Times (Sligo) Showband
Scanlon, Sean Sligo Sligo Trumpet Times (Sligo) Showband, Niagra, Powermen, San Antones, Clouds
Scarriff, Johnny     Vocals Houston Showband,, Hoot'nanny's
Scott, Alfie*     Bass Marines Showband
Scott, Brian Belfast Antrim Keyboards Light
Scott, Brian     Drums Trend, Teddie Palmer's Rumble Band, Scholars (went to Canada deceased)
Scott, Mike Headford Galway Vocals Hoot'nannys, Cotton Mill Boys
Scott, Seamus Elphin Roscommon Sax Ramblers Showband (Seamus sadly passed away-Al Owens)
Scott, Simon Dungannon Tyrone Vocals Dave Glover, Zodiac, Plattermen, Apaches (a.k.a Ivan Vaughan - died 7-12-15)
Scullion, Jim* Larne Antrim Keyboards Regent Showband
Scully, Barry* Dublin Dublin Bass Skyrockets, Gene & The Gents, Green County, Checkmates, Dickie Rock
Scully, Johnny*     Trumpet Tweed
Scully, John     Guitar Adelaide Showband
Seenan, Danny   Antrim Drums The Circle (emigrated to Australia)
Sexton, Mike Killarney Kerry Vocals Killarney Swinging Jarveys
Sexton, Seamus   Cavan Guitar Big Country
Shanagher, Peter Ballintubber Roscommon Bandleader Ivy Caste Dance Band
Shanley, Tommy Longford Longford Guitar Hi-Lows
Shannon, Brian* Ballymena Antrim Drums American Express
Shannon, Seamus Elphin Roscommon Tromb/Accord Ramblers, Joe Dolan & the Drifters, Brendan Shine Band, Shannon Brothers
Sharpe, Dermot Ardee Louth Sax/Clarinet Silver Pennies
Sharpe, Eric     Guitar Jump The Gun
Sharpe, Matt*     Trumpet Avonairs Showband
Shaw, Eddie Dublin Dublin Bass Ned Spoon, Light
Shearer, Dom* Strabane Tyrone Vocals Clipper Carlton (sadly passed away August 31, 2005)
Sheehan, Eddie*     Bass Donie Collins Band
Sheehan, John Cork Cork Trumpet Dixielanders Showband (sadly passed away in 1999)
Sheehy, Kevin   Limerick Guitar Gimik
Sheeran, Larry     Guitar Cruisers
Sheerin, Kevin Castledaly Westmeath Guitar/Steel Ray Lynam and the Hillbillies, Kieran Kelly Band
Sheerin, Pat* Mullingar Westmeath Drums Classic Showband
Sheerin, Sam* Mullingar Westmeath Sax Classic Showband (Sam sadly passed away the week of Oct. 3, 2005-P.Hoye)
Shelhouse, Jan     Keyboards Gary Moore Band
Shelly, Pat   Carlow Bass Oscars Showband (Pat sadly passed away-Liam Kelly)
Shepard, Liam* Belfast Antrim Trumpet Presidents Showband
Sheridan, J.J. Borris-In_Ossary Laois Keyboards Shermacs, Cottonfields, Sheridan Family (Emigrated to US in 1982)
Sheridan, Liam Dublin Dublin Bass Blue Jays 
Sheridan, Noel* Kilcock Dublin Bass Sands
Sherlock, Brendan*   Tyrone Trombone Ventures
Sherlock, Fergus     Vocals Gallowglass Ceili Band
Sherlock, Jack* Dublin Dublin Trumpet Crickets Showband (Jack sadly passed away in 1995-T Harrington)
Sherlock, Paddy Dublin Dublin Drums Mick Cummins Orchestra (a.k.a. Feathers)
Sherman, Bertie* Rathdowney Laois Sax Tweed (Bertie sadly passed away in 1978-Seanie Ryan/Aidan McCane)
Sherry, Don* Navan Meath Bass Cotton Mill Boys, Rio Grande, Gloria & Mississippi (Gloria's husband*)
Sherry, Frank Dublin Dublin Drums Pete Stuart Orchestra, Barons Showband
Sherry, Michael     Drums Eclipse
Sherry, Peter     Fiddle Malachy Doris Ceili Band, Rovers SHowband
Shields, Alan Longford Longford Keyboards Kansas City
Shields, Bobby   Donegal Guitar Whiskey Styl
Shields, Jim   Donegal Mandolin/Fiddle Whiskey Styl
Shiels, Alan* Longford Longford Keyboards Geraldine Brannigan Band
Shiels, Brush Dublin Dublin Bass Federals, Up Town Band, Skid Row, Brush Shiels Band (a.k.a Brendan)
Shiels, Johnny     Guitar The Big Time
Shine, Brendan Athlone Westmeath Vocals/Accrd Ciaran Kelly Ceili Band, Brendan Shine Superband
Shine, Owen Athlone Westmeath Keybaords Brendan Shine Band (Brendan's brother died in a fall Nov 5, 1997 aged 44)
Shine, Syd Athlone Westmeath Vocals Saints Showband
Shivnan, Jimmy     Sax/Clarinet Savoy Swing Seven
Shortall, Pat Dublin Dublin Bass Angel
Shortt, Mike* Dublin Dublin Bass Pat Roper & The Spotlights, Stage 2, Red Hurley Band
Shucklegruber,Gordon Galway Galway Guitar? Luv Bug
Simpson, David* Glengormley Antrim Bass Teddie Palmer & The Rumble Band, American Express (Philip's twin brother)
Simpson, Des   Dublin Trumpet Barons Showband
Simpson, Joe*       Dixonaires
Simpson, Philip* Glengormley Antrim Drums Teddie Palmer & The Rumble Band
Sinclair, Mark     Drums Sunshine, Colm Hughes Band
Sinnott, Declan Wexford Wexford Guitar Horslips, Gandydancer, Moving Hearts, Christy Moore
Skelly, Billy Belfast Antrim Keyboards Cascades Showband
Skelly, Terry Drogheda Louth Trumpet Silver Seven Dance Orchestra
Skillen, Barney*     Guitar Santa Fe Showband, Clipper Carlton, Flint
Slattery, Liam Rathfarnham Dublin Bass Heir, Miami
Slattery, Pat Portarlington Laois Guitar Friends Showband (brother of Willie)
Slattery, Sean     Vocals Conquerors
Slattery, Willie Portarlington Laois Vocals Friends Showband (sadly passed away)
Slevin, Danny*     Trombone Agents Showband, Fairways
Slevin, Jimmy   Dublin Guitar Alyce, Peggy's Leg
Sloane, Eileen     Sax Mick Delahunty Band
Slyman, Mickey     Trombone Premier Aces
Smalle, John     Sax Johnny McMahon Orchestra 
Smeyd, Martin Dublin Dublin Guitar Shape, Blue Jays 
Smith, Austin Dublin Dublin Vocals Fire Brigade, Time Machine, Clouds 
Smith, Bobby Dublin Dublin Trumpet/Accord The Royal Blues, Bill Ryan and Buckshot 
Smith, Colm*     Keyboards Mighty Rhythm Boys 
Smith, Dominic* Sligo Sligo Drums Clefonaires (Dominic sadly passed away in 1999) 
Smith, Frank Kinawley Fermanagh Guitar Country Flavour, Susan McCann, John Hogan Band 
Smith, Frankie     Trumpet Annalees Showband 
Smith, Gerry   Cavan Trombone/Gtr Annalees Showband, Ian Corrigan & Country Style 
Smith, Gloria Navan Meath Vocals Maurice Lynch Band, Johnny McEvoy Band, Gloria and Mississippi
Smith, Harry     Vocals Silhouettes, Junior & the Jesters 
Smith, Jimmy Navan Meath Guitar The Big Valley, Bogey Boys, Paddy Cole Superstars
Smith, Jimmy Ballyhaoise Cavan Trombone Mighty Avons 
Smith, John* Comber Down Drums Exiles, John Smith Band 
Smith, John Virginia Cavan Keyboards Navak Showband 
Smith, Mant*     Vocals/Keybrds Beltona Showband, Trefor Owens Band
Smith, Matt   Down Keyboards Executives
Smith, Mattie   Cavan Guitar Annalees Showband, Ian Corrigan & Country Style 
Smith, Mick Dublin Dublin Trombone Carousel Showband, Circles (sadly passed away in 1974) 
Smith, Micky   Cavan Sax/Manager Grafton, Hi-Lows Showband 
Smith, Nidge Dublin Dublin Bass Andwellas Dream , The Method
Smith, Owen     Keyboards Sharon & the Green Forest, Anne Shelley and the Marines 
Smith, Patrice Navan Meath Vocals Patrice and Stage Five
Smith, Paddy* Ballyhaoise Cavan Trumpet Mighty Avons (sadly passed away - John Baird)
Smith, Peter* Ballyhaoise Cavan Sax Mighty Avons 
Smith, Peter     Bass Des McAlea Band, Vienna 
Smith, Robb     Sax Sneaky Pete 
Smith, Sam "Snicker"     Bass Dave Glover Showband 
Smith, Terry Bray Wicklow Vocals Mexicans 
Smith, Trevor     Drums Des McAlea Band, Vienna 
Smyth, Davy Belfast Antrim Sax Pasado Showband, Candy
Smyth, Des*     Vocals/Gtr Des Smyth & the Collegemen, Family Pride, Solo 
Smyth, Dominic Sligo Sligo Drums Clefonaires Showband  (sadly passed away in 1979)
Smyth, Pat*     Vocals Johnny Flynn Showband 
Snow, Michael Liverpool England Keyboards Blue Aces Showband
Somers, Frank     Drums Saints Showband
Somers, Tommy     Guitar Red Hurley Band, Des McAlea Band, Vienna
Somers, Vinnie Sligo Sligo Sax Plainsmen, Niagra, Powermen, Times (Sligo) Showband
Spain, Shay Toomevera Tipperary Drums Conquerors, Royal Flush, Ranchers, Tumbleweeds
Speedie, Richard Dublin Dublin Keyboards Laurie Hartz & Solid Gold
Spence, Terry* Ballinderry Antrim Drums Blue River Boys
Spollen, Don Dublin Dublin Drums Intruders
Sproule, Geordie Belfast Antrim Sax Federals Showband (sadly passed away)
Stanley, Denis* Carrickfergus Antrim Sax Teddie Palmer & The Rumble Band 
Starr, Denis   Dublin Keyboards Mustangs Showband
Staunton, Aidan Westport Mayo Keyboards/Gtr Niagra Showband 
Staunton, Joe     Guitar Orphanage, Dazzle Band 
Staunton, Johnny Ballintubber Roscommon Trumpet/Gtr T.R. Dallas Band, Daniel O'Donnell Band 
Stenson, Johnny     Sax/Fiddle Cajun Sound
Stevens, Paul Rochdale Wales Vocals Banshees Showband
Stevens, Tony Cork Cork Vocals Tony Stevens Band
Stewart, Brian* Derry Derry Drums Mint Rock
Stewart, Chris*   Dublin Bass Stellas, Telstars, People, Eire Apparent (thanks to M.Niblett)
Stewart, Dave     Drums Big Four
Stewart, Davey     Vocals Clouds (David Johnston tells us Davey sadly passed away in 2005)
Stewart, Don Derry Derry Drums Imperial All Stars(thanks to L. Thompson)
Stewart, Doug     Drums Big Four
Stewart, Johnny*       Jokers Showband (a.k.a Jumpin Johnny Lee)
Stewart, S.* Derry Derry   Beaumont 7 Showband
Stembridge, Tony* Limerick Limerick Bass Paddy Benson Orchestra
Stirrat, Ian* Dublin Dublin Vocals Chimes Showband
St. John, Owin     Fiddle Plainsmen, Country Folk
St. Ledger, Chris   Cork Unknown Jack Brierley Showband, Regal
St. Leger, Pete       Victors Showband (passed away 12/7/93)
Stokes, Dermot Dublin Dublin Unknown Eyeless (brother of Niall)
Stokes, Jimmy     Vocals Altonaires Showband
Stokes, John Dublin Dublin Vocals Bachelors (a.k.a. Sean James Stokes)
Stokes, Niall Dublin Dublin Unknown Eyeless (brother of Dermot)
Storey, Dave*     Guitar Exiles
Stoyiannos, Spiros     Keyboards Dickie's Band, Jones Gang
Stothers, Sammy* Belfast Antrim Guitar Raydots, Clubsound
Street, Gary   Roscommon Vocals Jivenaires, Agents Showband, Fairways, (a.k.a. Joe Conway, died 2003) 
Strong, Rob Derry Derry Bass/Vocals Tahiti, Polka Dots, Plattermen, Las Vegas, The Rockets, Rob Strong Band 
Stuart, Gene Dungannon Tyrone Vocals Regents, Homesteaders, Mighty Avons (Gene sadly died 11 Feb, 2016)
Stuart, Pete Dublin Dublin Trumpet Pete Stuart Orchestra, Mick Cummins Orchestra, Embassy Band 
Sullivan, Brian     Vocals/Sax Saints Showband 
Sullivan, Eddie Waterford Waterford Trumpet Royal Showband 
Sullivan, Joe     Drums Michael O'Callaghan Band
Sullivan, John L.* Dublin Dublin Sax Chessmen, Real McCoy 
Sullivan, Michael     Bass Specialists 
Supple, Art Youghal Cork Vocals Victors, Brendan Shine Band, Stage 2
Swann, Billy Ballymena Antrim Guitar Cossacks Showband 
Swarbrigg, Jimmy Cootehill Cavan Vocals/Keyb Times, Swarbriggs, Winter 
Swarbrigg, Paddy Cootehill Cavan Trumpet Navak Showband (brother of Tommy & Jimmy) 
Swarbrigg, Tommy Cootehill Cavan Vocals/Trmpt Jordanaires, Drifters Showband, Times, Swarbriggs, Winter 
Sweeney, Brendan Irvinestown Fermanagh Guitar Claxton, Huskeys, Rio Grande, Buckaroos
Sweeney, Donal     Keyboards Trend Showband
Sweeney, Eddie     Sax Trend Showband
Sweeney, Errol Drogheda Louth Guitar Bee Vee's Five
Sweeney, Joe     Guitar Jack Ruane Showband
Sweeney, Martin     Drums Brendan Bowyer Show
Sweeney, Noel*     Sax/flute Sahara Showband (still on the road in Longford)
Sweeney, Pat     Drums Waves Showband
Sweeney, Paul* Dublin Dublin Trumpet Capitol Showband
Sweeney, Sean   Leitrim Guitar Hi-Lows
Swift, Dean     Vocals Dean Swift and the Boys
Sykes, Mervyn*     Guitar Teddie Palmer & The Rumble band
Symington, Patrick Coalisland Tyrone Guitar/Vocals? Teddy Bears

*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, Thomas Harrington, Tom Foley, Kevin Erwin, John Doohan, Dave Hynes, Seanie Ryan, Elaine Schneider (nee Ruane), Lorraine Clarke, Colum McCaffrey, Vinny Baker, Trefor Owens, Ernie Corrigan, Jakub Sawicki, Noel O'Neill, Bob Alexander, 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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