Friday night May 31st, 2002 at the Forest Park Hotel, Boyle the
Jivenaires play once more together. This promises to be a very big
event and hopefully an enjoyable one for the band, for those who
remember the band, and for all 60’s/70’s music
Sean Kenny and Monty onstage, will be Evelyn (O’Mara) who is
flying in from Italy. Evelyn, known widely as "Ireland’s Little
Miss Dynamite" and was considered among the foremost female singers in
the country. Evelyn moved to Italy after the band broke up and married
Roberto. She is now settled in Italy and loves the country there.
Evelyn is a sister (twin) of Anne O’Mara who works as a
receptionist in the Royal Hotel Boyle.
an equally long trip to be with the ex-Jivenaires is Patrick Hoye who
now resides in Boston. When approached about the re-union Patrick
expressed no hesitation in coming over. Patrick has continued in the
music business and is a professional musician in Boston playing the
music circuit there. Hoye needs no introduction to the people of Boyle,
as he was a very popular guy around town and a brilliant bass-player.
Playing with the Swingtime Aces and the Drifters before emigrating to
the US, Patrick subsequently studied for a while in the US and obtained
a Music Degree there.
regarded drummers Pat Hever and Liam Conroy will both be in town for
the evening. Liam took a long break from music pursuing a technical
career in the dental profession. Pat Hever spent ten years out of the
country before moving back to Ennis. He has since been playing
professionally with a band called "Touchwood" performing mainly at
weddings and other functions. A little birdie has told us that he also
does a very good ?Elvis? session. Perhaps with a little encouragement
from the audience, Pat can be persuaded to let Elvis take the stage!
Hever will be remembered in Boyle as a great jokester – always
very fast with words and enjoyable company.
also hoped that Ricky McCaffrey, Christy Regan, Andrew McKeon, Michael
Kennedy Danny Murray, will be in the audience on the night. Sadly
missing and missed will be Pat Feely (R.I.P.), vocalist and a leading
light in the band from early on.
Celtic FC, who are helping with the promotion of the gig will be the
beneficiaries of the proceeds.
hoped that all their friends from years gone by will make it to the
Forest Park on Friday 31 May for what could prove to be the biggest
event on Boyle’s 2002 calendar.
Interested parties may obtain more information about the
reunion dance at the Jivenaires Website or by contacting Sean Kenny on