Good, hairy times.
Daniel Sexton writes:
Cleaning out the in-laws’ attic. Found this 50 year old gem from the Showband era full of full page colour photos Band pics here…
Name those stars (clockwise from top centre), anyone?
Spotted in D8, yesterday.
John Gallen writes:
TR Dallas ‘The Collection’ CD3, Medicine for Melancholy DVD-R and The Original SHOWBANDS LEGENDS DVD.
Remember ‘Sweet’ Cigarettes?
Sugar replicas of cigarettes, with red tips, marketed to children?
Well, they had their own cigarette cards.
From The Irish Traditional Music Archive
In the 1960s the Dublin sweets firm of Liam Devlin & Sons issued at least two undated series of sweet cigarette cards. The second series was ‘Irish Theatre and Showband Stars’ (36 cards in all, issued in 1967) In spite of its title, the series also includes contemporary ballad singers and ballad groups, a stepdancer, a harper, a traditional cabaret group, a showband that showcased Irish traditional music, and a ceili band.
Thanks Sibling of Daedalus