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The Showbands of the 50's and 60's: A (124)

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On this page, we want to pay tribute to the many bands that entertained Irish audiences back in the "good old days." Additionally, we have been fortunate enough to receive collections of photos from several generous individuals, click here to view those photos. If anyone takes exception to having these photos exhibited on our website, please let us know and we'll remove them immediately. Thanks. By the way, if you know where any of the musicians from these bands are today, please click here and tell us.

Special thanks to David Dwane of the Western People, Kathleen Smith, Billy Swann, (formerly of The Cossacks Showband), Dick Lynott, Shorty O'Kane, Joe Dodd and Liam O'Reilly, who generously contributed their collections of photographs to the wesbite. Also our thanks go to Michael Nesbitt, Jan Lynch, Tom Foley, Karl Compton, Brendan O'Loughlin, Olly Walsh, Martin Flynn, Glen Brown, Paddy Brennan, Barbara Joyce, and Teddie Palmer for additional info and photos. 

Click on a thumbnail photo to see a full size image and additional information.

Airchords Showband (JD) Pat Lynch & The Airchords Airchords Showband (JD) Avonairs Showband (LR)

Mick Roche & The Arrows-1971 (KS)

The Airchords - 1971 (KS)

Arrivals - 1966 (LR) Airchords - 1966 (LR) Avonaires Showband (LR) Astronauts Showband (DL)
Altonaires Showband (JB) Ambassador 7 (PB) The Airchords (JB) Arrans Showband (JB) Airchords Showband (PB)
Altonaires Showband Arrivals Showband Avengers Showband (LR)

Merv Allen (EA)

Merv Allen (EA)

Arrivals Showband Airchords - 1964 Airchords - 1967 Airchords - 1965 Arrivals - 1968 (RK)
Ray Allen Band - (JF) Arcadians Showband (JH) Annalees (KS) Airchords (KS) Airchords-1966 (MY)
Airchords (LR) Airchords (GF) Airchords (GF) Arrivals (GF) Paul Ashford - 1967
Arrivals - 1969 Airchords (LR) Airchords (LR) Airchords - 1969 Airchords - 1968
Airchords - 1970 Arrivals - 1968 Arrivals - 1970 Arrivals - 1969 Annalees - 1971
Allegros - 1969

Annalee's Showband

Adelaide (RF) Agents (RF) Airchords (RF)
Airchords (RF) Airchords (RF) Airchords-1962 (RF) Airchords (RF) Airchords (RF)
Airchords (RF) Airchords (RF) Airchords (RF) Airchords (RF) Airchords (RF)
Airchords (RF) Airchords (RF) Airchords (RF) Airchords (RF) Airchords (RF)
Airchords (RF) Airchords (RF) Airchords (RF) Airchords (RF) Airchords (RF)
Airchords (RF) Airchords (RF) Airchords (RF) Airchords (RF) Airchords (RF)
Airliners (RF) Airliners (RF) Alberta Five (RF) Alpine Seven (RF) Alpine Seven (RF)
Altonaires (RF) Altonaires (RF) Altonaires (RF) Altonaires (RF) Annalees (RF)
Annalees (RF) Annalees (RF) Annalees (RF) Annalees (RF) Apollo (RF)
Arabs (RF) Arrivals (RF) Arrivals (RF) Arrivals (RF) Arrivals (RF)
Arrivals (RF) Arrivals (RF) Arrivals (RF) Arrivals (RF) Arrivals (RF)
Arrivals (RF) Arctic (RF) Artones (RF) Artones (RF) Assassins (RF)
Astrals (RF) Astronauts (RF) Atlantic (RF) Atlantics (RF) Atlantic (RF)
Atlantis (RF) Atlantis (RF) Avengers (RF) Avengers (RF) Avengers (RF)
Artones (WM) Artones (WM) Artones (WM) Arcadian (DM) Agents - 1967
 
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Photo Credits:

(DD) Photos courtesy David Dwane of the Western People
(LR) Photos courtesy Liam O'Reilly
(MN) Photos courtesy Mike Niblett
(PB) Photos courtesy Paddy Brennan of the Limerick Rock n' Roll Club
(JD)  Photos courtesy Joe Dodd
(BS) Photos courtesy Billy Swann
(BL) Photos courtesy Brendan O'Loughlin
(BK) Photos courtesy Brian "Shorty" O'Kane
(GB) Photos courtesy Glen Brown
(MF) Photos courtesy Martin Flynn
(TP) Photos courtesy Teddie Palmer
(DL) Photos courtesy Dick Lynott
(MH) Photos courtesy Michael O'Hara
(LC)
Photos courtesy Louis Chapman
(DM) Photos courtesy Danny McLaughlin
(MB) Photos courtesy Michael Brennan
(LG) Photos courtesy Liam Gilmartin
(MG) Photos courtesy Mick Gilligan
(GC) Photos courtesy Gerard O'Connor
(KS) Photos courtesy Kathleen Smith
(DH) Photos courtesy David Hayes
(DK) Photos courtesy Des Hopkins
(TF) Photos courtesy Tom Foley
(DX) Photos courtesy Dessie Lennox
(PY) Photos courtesy Peter Brady
(DC) Photos courtesy Declan Colgan
(BY) Photos courtesy Barbara Joyce
(BF) Photos courtesy Brian Furey
(JB) Photos courtesy John Baird
(JM) Photos courtesy Jim Moss
(EA) Photos courtesy Elaine Allen
(RK) Photos courtesy Bobby Kelly
(JF) Photos courtesy John Fennessy
(JH) Photos courtesy Joe Higgins
(MY) Photos courtesy Mickey Brennan
(DM) Photo courtesy Derek McCluskey

Click here to view the individual special collections donated by various members.

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