Sligo Band Archive

The following is a partial listing of the pub groups and local bands that have may have appeared in the Sligo Champion entertainment pages or been culled from other sources between about 1970 and 1990 (and beyond). Trying to list all the musicians is an impossible task, but if you know someone in any of these bands (or bands not on the list) please let us know by clicking here:

42nd Street
Absolute Zero (Sean Sweeney, Joe Hunt, Martin Harte, Tommy Kivlehan  (1983-1986)
Alberta Bound
Aquarius (Linda Marshall, Henry McGlade, Pat Phillips, Gerry Gallagher, then Michael Lynott & Kieran Dykes - 1973-4)
Belhavil Ceili Group
Betty Reilly & The Escorts
Bill Quinn & Mick O'Hanlon
Bill Quinn and the Brakemen
Blue For You
Bobby McCaffrey Trio
Brendan McGee
Bush Ceili Group
Canadian Express
Chapman Brothers
China Red  (Colette Coen, Ray Coen, Sean Sweeney, Helga Keogh, Enda Healy, Cian Duignan - 1995-1998)
Coleman Country Trio
Colm Mulligan
Country Express
Country Feeling
Country Roads
Country Sunshine
Countryside Traditional Group
Dave & The Friends (Dave Gordon, Joe Foley, Rip Carty, & Michael Lynott - early 70's)
D.C. Sound
Dee Leydon and Lincoln Express
Dee Leydon and the Powermen
Delta Dawn
Des and the Strangers (Dessie Kerins, and others?)
Des and Good Times
Des Kelly
Des O'Kelly & The Buccaneers
Des O'Kelly and Group
Diesel Heart (Sean Sweeney,  Martin Harte, Helga Keogh, Christy Behan, Declan Harrison, Joe Hunt 1991-1994)
Eastern Star
Easy Action
Easy Listenin' (Gerry Gallagher, Michael Lynott & James Blennerhassett-1974)
Emmett and Killoran
Extension 3
Family Unit (Tony, Liam, Michael & Joe O'Donnell)
Feedback (Gerry Gallagher, Tony Gilhawley, Tom Phillips, Fergus Burke, Anthony "Magoo" McGoldrick)
Francis & Monty
Francie Roberts
Frankie Simon
Free & Easy
Gary Brogan
Gentle Breeze
Green Gravel
Harp of Erin
Heartbeats (Joe Foley, Rip Carty, & Whitey Conlon?)
Indian (click for link) (Martin Harte, Christy Behan, Joe Hunt, Leon Donnellan, and Pat McManus 1995 - present)
Irish Mist
Jack Daniels
Jazz Ladds (Padraic Potter, Denis Phelan, Mickey Brennan, Stan Burns, Carl Nielsen, Roddy Gillen, Eddie McFarlane, Robert Burnsides, Flukey Gorman, & others??) 
Jimmy Towey
Joe O'Dowd and friends
John & Jackie
John Crummy & The Emeralds
John Doyle Sound
John Farry
John Healy and his Ragtime Band
Kelly Brothers
Kentucky Gamblers
Kevin Thomas
Kieran Farrell Group
Killavil Ceili Group
Killiney Ceili Band
Kilmailey Ceili Band
Kim Newport and California (Gerry Gallagher, Kim Newport, Seamie McGowan, Dick Lynott, Joe Foley)
Kim Newport Band (Gerry Gallagher, Kim Newport, Seamie McGowan, Joe Foley, Dick Lynott, James Blennerhassett, Sean Ryan, Brian Mullin, Paul Hamilton, Michael Gallagher)
Leitrim Ceili Group
Lilac Wine (Terry Lenehan, Gerry Cox and ???)
Limited Company
Lissadell Ceili Group
Magnificent Two
Maisie McDaniel & Fintan Stanley
Marie & The Wild Life (Marie Scanlon, Joe Scanlon, Whitie Conlon, Dick Lynott, Flukey Gorman & others??)
Martin Wynne Ceili Group
Melotones (Vinnie Middleton and others??)
Misty Blue
Mountain Ash
Mountain Dew
Mountain Fever
Mountain Lark
Moving Cloud
New Edition
Orange Blossoms
Paddy Killoran's Ceili Group
Paddy Ward
Padraig Brennan Singalong
Paul & The Country Boys
Pauric Fox
Pearl Express
Perfect Match
Phil McConnell Group
P.J. Murray
Pumpkinhead (Thom & Cathy Moore, Rick and Sandi Epping)
Rainbow Country
Red River
Reverb (Sean Sweeney, Martin Harte, Tommy Kivlehan, Micky Barr, & Joe Hunt from circa 1982)
Rhythm Express
Robin Nancarrow
Rocky Mountain Rangers
Rory McGuiness Trio/Quartet
Round Tower Boys
Route 66
Saloon Beats
Sandy Duskey & Easy Listenin' (Sandy Duskey, Gerry Feeney, Gerry Gallagher, Sean Savage, M. Lynott, J. Blennerhassett '74)
Sean Dwyer
Seaside Ceili Trio
She Said (Noeleen Tyrell, Sean Sweeney, Helga Keogh, Kelvin Gilmor - 1994-1995)
Showband Boys (Joe Foley, Rip Carty, Tommy Conlon, Noel Stewart)
Sid & the Stonecrushers (Sean Sweeney, Martin Harte, Fran Healy, Enda Mc Goldrick, Sid Rainey - 1986)
Silver City Sound
Silver Star Trio
Sounds Easy
Sounds Traditional
Southern Comfort (Francie Lenehan, John Lenehan, Billy Kelly, Seamie McGowan)
Stoney Mountain
Strange World (Joe Hunt, Gerry Sweeney, C. Kivlehan, C. O'Donnell, J. Woods)
Sundown (Gerry Gallagher, Joe Foley, Michael Lynott)
Sylvie Golden Trio
The Abbey Folk
The Allamoes
The Allegros
The Allen Guitars
The Armstrong Group
The Avengers
The Barnstormers
The Blue Devon
The Boy The Boy (Sean Sweeney Martin Harte, Fran Healy, Enda Mc Goldrick, Sid Rainey - 1987-1990)
The Breakaways
The Bush Group
The Caballeros
The Carousels
The Craftsmen
The Diamonds
The Entertainers
The Envoys
The Finn Family
The Flying Aces
The Foremost
The Harmonics (Frankie McKiernan & George McKane)
The Harp of Erin
The Herrons
The Ivy Leaf
The Ladds
The Lakesiders
The Mariners
The Melody Makers
The Merry Folk
The Moyfolk
The Moysiders
The Muskateers
The New Sound
The New Spectrum
The Professionals
The Rafters
The Relations
The Residents
The Rustlers
The Strand Boys
The Sunshiners
The Tall Texan
The Travelling Folk
The Westerners
Thin On Top
Tom and Ann
Tom and Stan
Tom McGowan and The Glenside Folk
Tommy Higgins
Tony Marren
Tony & The Texans
Turning Point (Southern Comfort) (Francie and John Lenehan and Billy Kelly)
Two Paddys
Two Tommies
Wandering Minstrels



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