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"Starting at 8 it was not unknown for these events to bounce on beyond midnight, the same band playing all the time. "(Source Highland Archives: http://www.internet-promotions.co.uk/archives/northlands/north3.htm)

January 31, 2004

  • This might sound a little bit like a disc skipping ...but yes, you guessed it, more Drifters - Joe Dolan, this time.

January 29, 2004

  • Another pic added to the Drifters section.

January 26, 2004

  • A new colour pic added to the Drifters section.

January 25, 2004


January 23, 2004

  • Added a new pic to the Green Angels (Antrim) section - from Gerry McLean, Jr., by way of George Dillon.

January 20, 2004


January 19, 2004


January 18, 2004

  • Two new photos added to the Walter Lewis Showband section - from Cliff Ledger (Guitar, Walter Lewis Showband) by way of George Dillon.

January 17, 2004


January 15, 2004


January 14, 2004


January 13, 2004

  • A new pic added to the Clipper Carlton section - a bit of a slow-loader but worth the wait!

January 11, 2004

  • Started the San Bernadino section....and....
  • One more picture added to the Countrymen (Antrim) section.
  • Apologies for some glitches on the front page yesterday and this morning - the graphic links are clickable again.

January 10, 2004

  • Continuing the story of the Countrymen (Antrim) - with one more picture .

January 8, 2004

  • An addition to the Cadets section.

January 7, 2004


January 6, 2004


January 5, 2004


January 4, 2004

  • Not a site addition per se, but rather, a little flight of fancy stemming from a conversation with Larry Kirwan of Black 47. Larry writes: "I was in the infamous Johnny Reck Showband which changed its name frequently to amongst others The Liars Showband and The Palladium - to get more jobs. Now Johnny Reck is 84 and is still gigging on Sunday nights in Broaders' Pub in Wexford Town. Johnny also claims to have owned the first electric guitar in Ireland. His brother, Markey - an electrician made him a Hawaiian Steel guitar, sometime after the 2nd World War... GE Smith of the Bob Dylan Band and the Saturday Night Live band is fascinated with him and his claim. He wanted to get the guitar. When I asked Johnny, he said "I think it's out in the coal shed somewhere..."

This leads, logically, to speculation - Was Johnny Reck's guitar , indeed, Ireland's first electric guitar? If anyone would like to weigh in on this - drop a line to webmaster@jivenaires.com. The responses will (if enough come in) be compiled and shared at a later date.

  • The first submission of the year from John Baird - starting off the Raindrops Showband (Galway) section.

January 3, 2004


January 2, 2004


January 1, 2004

  • A brand new page for a brand new year. We wish everyone a Happy and a prosperous New Year !
  • Added a new pic to the Countrymen (Antrim) pages



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