Showbands etc

Memories, Talent, Gigs, Bands etc over the years, please post it in here!

Postby grammer » Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:05 am

Hi snowwhite
Do you mean Pat and Marie
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Postby Snowhite » Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:09 am

Is Marie a Geoghegan ?????? if she is then that's who I mean. ;-) ;-)
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Postby grammer » Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:10 am

yeh Marie used to live in ballybrack moved to Athlone
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Postby Snowhite » Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:16 am

That's them, I actually dont know them but I'm a friend of Vinnie & Rose... ;-)
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Postby grammer » Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:21 am

yes Snowy (is it ok if I call you Snowy)

vinny and rose very nice people live in the area as me
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Postby Snowhite » Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:25 am

Ye Snowy's grand..........I work with Rose ;-) ;-) :D

PS. check your PM Messages top of the page, Grammer. ;-)
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Postby grammer » Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:22 am

hi snowy
got your message


g'd night sleep tight
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Postby Honey » Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:47 pm

Hey Grammer,

I've had that website on my fav's for a while, it's pretty good. I'm not really old enough to know that much about them but several of my friends and I have followed a band called The Indians for 16 years now. They've had a few change of lead singers in that time, including Noel Brady's son, Paul, but they're always good for a decent dance. In fact they do a gig on the north east of England around St Pat's day when Noel comes back for the 2 night session, which is always really good.

Also used to follow a band called The Conquerers but they seem to have disappeared from the English scene and I believe their lead singer, Sean Slattery, went off with another member to form their own duo but we never got to hear any more than that.

We used to have some great nights in the local Irish club with these bands, but they've shut down most of the clubs now and we have to travel much further afield to get any decent music action.
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Postby grammer » Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:58 pm

Hello Honey - I suppose the Showband site is really history now

but its brobably how your mam met your dad -

Yeh the Indians are still doing the rounds

The Irish clubs thru,' the years gave a lot of Irish bands a good wage -some of them spent most of their time in the UK-

What was the Conquerors biggest hit -Baby Blue -I think

I see Dickie Rocks son and Eileen Reids daughter have a show called Hucklebuck Shoes and Dancehall Qs- so nostalgia is big business-
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Postby Honey » Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:02 pm

Yeah mam and dad at dance halls, how things have changed!

Baby Blue of course, loved that, also Liza Jane!
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Postby grammer » Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:13 pm

Hi Honey :oops: :oops:

Yeh I saw a cd of the Conquerors some where a week or two ago

must look for it again

Bye
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Postby Snowhite » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:40 am

Just been listening to The Ronan Collins Collection of Showband Hits part one, jeez it brought back some great childhood memories.
Do ye remember these

I ran all the way Home.......Brendan Bowyer & The Royal

If I could Choose.......Sean Dunphy & The Hoedowners

Bucks Polka........Clem Quinn & The Miami

and lots more. ;-)
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Postby grammer » Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:08 am

yeh snowy

werent some of them really good

ronan collins was (is) a drummer -i think he was with dickie rock for a while after the miami broke up

when the showband were all making records- alot of the bands used to give them out as spotprizes in the ballrooms and a week or two later they would claim them as sales and they would then have ahit in the irish charts-

it was reckoned a couple of years ago that a lot of attics around the country contained boxes of brand new showband singles


great recordings tho'

memories are made of these
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Postby spudseamus » Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:51 am

Yes i remember the yung ones lookin up at the Miami and shoutin "spit on me Dickie" omg! what were we thinkin lol
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Postby grammer » Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:54 am

hey spud was that you in the top hat in d/l then on a saturday night

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Postby Snowhite » Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:57 am

I think they still say it...........I got to meet him once in The Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney, :roll: But he is a good showman. ;-)
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Postby spudseamus » Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:10 am

grammer wrote:hey spud was that you in the top hat in d/l then on a saturday night

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Ha ha only once and that was a mistake lol usually only went when skid row of such like were playin ROCK ON! lol showbands wrent cool
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Postby grammer » Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:10 am

yes he is !no doubt about it !

he always puts on a good show


dont touch my hair -ok
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Postby spudseamus » Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:11 am

he must be pushin 70 or 80 by now !! lol
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Postby grammer » Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:15 am

ahahahahahahahahaha !

hey spud did you frequent the rose park in your rockin'days

when mrs moran owned it ?

Saturday and sunday nights


:roll: :roll: :razz: :razz: :razz: ;-) ;-) :mrgreen:
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Postby spudseamus » Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:29 am

no never -- was usually in da city or goin to clubs or top hat
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Postby grammer » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:52 pm

hi spud

ya musta been a cool dude

struttin your stuff in town


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Postby grammer » Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:00 pm

reading during the week that the guy who wrote =merry christmas everyone=for shakin' stevens -gets 17,000stg in royalties


every year!

nice work if you can get it ---

ok pens out everyone -now is the time for the next one----


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Postby Strum » Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:57 pm

I remember Noddy Holder laughing his head off when asked in an interview how much he gets EVERY year for
"So here it is Merry Christmas"!

He wouldn't tell but can you imagine how many times that song gets played worldwide at this time of the year!
Rock on Slade! :D :cool:
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Postby grammer » Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:06 pm

Your right strum no wonder he always has a big smile on his face
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