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The Showbands of the 50's and 60's: T (129) Photos

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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 and Teddie Palmer for additional info and photos. 

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

Jim Farley & The Tophatters (JD) P.J. Tierney Orchestra - (MB) Times - 1968 (PB) Trident Showband (BL) Transit (Dublin) (TF)
Tara Showband - 1966 (LR) Tropical Showband (LR) Trident Showband (LR) Tahiti Showband (JB)

Tides Showband (KS)

Joe Tyrell of the Miami - 1966 (LR) Times Trixons Showband (PB) Times - 1969 Trixons
Trixons Showband (RK) Tara Showband (CN) Tropical Showband (PL) Trixons Showband (MY) Teenbeats - 1967
Trixons - 1967 The Times - 1969 The Times - 1969 The Times - 1969 The Times - 1969
The Times - 1968 Trixons - 1968

Trixons - 1968

Trixons - 1968

Trixons - 1968

Trixons - 1969

Trixons - 1968

Trixons - 1969

Trixons - 1969

Trixons - 1968

Trixons - 1969

Tropical Showband (RF) Trixons (RF) Trixons (RF) Trenniers (RF)
Trend (RF) Trend (RF) Travellers (RF) Travellers (RF) The Times - 1968
The Times - 1971 The Times - 1970 The Times - 1970 The Times - 1968 The Times - 1969
The Times - 1968 The Times - 1970 The Times - 1970 The Times - 1969 The Times - 1969
The Times - 1970 The Times - 1971 The Times - 1969 The Times - 1970 The Times - 1969
The Times - 1968 The Times - 1969 The Times - 1971 The Times - 1969 The Times - 1975
The Times - 1969 Times - 1974 Times - 1971 Times - 1973 Times - 1972
Times - 1974 Tides (RF) Tigermen (RF) Tigermen (RF) Tigermen (RF)
Times (RF) Times (RF) Times (RF) Times (RF) Top Flights (RF)
Toppers (RF) Toronto (RF) Tourists (RF) Tourists (RF) Transit (RF)
Travellers (RF) Tara (RF) Tartans (RF) Tears (RF) Teeveetones (RF)
Telstar-Carrick (RF) Telstar-Tralee (RF) Telstar-Tralee (RF) Telstar-Tralee (RF) Texans (RF)
Times (RF) Times (RF) Times (RF) Times (RF) Times (RF)
Times (RF) Times (RF) Times (RF) Times (RF) Times (RF)
Times (RF) Times (RF) Times (RF) Trend (RF) Trend (RF)
Trixons (RF) Trixons (RF) Trixons (RF) Trixons (RF) Trixons (RF)
Trixons (RF) Trixons (RF) Trixons (RF) Trixons (RF) Tokyo (RF)
Teenbeats (RF) Trixons (RF) Tartans (RF) Transit (Dublin) (TF) Telstars (PL)
 
Hughie Trainor (PL) Hughie Trainor (PL) Triffids (PL) Times - Sligo (C1) Coming Soon
         
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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
(LQ) Photos courtesy Len Quinn
(EN) Photos courtesy Eugene Nixon
(JB) Photos courtesy John Baird
(RK) Photos courtesy Bobby Kelly
(CN) Photos courtesy Chris Noone
(PL) Photos courtesy Phil Lynch
(MY) Photos courtesy Mickey Brennan

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

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