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James James

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IRISH SHOWBANDS a really great information website & forum
« on: September 09, 2017, 05:51:55 AM »
         

This site was recently mentioned by Belfast forum member White dee in a post on the music thread in the Lounge.

This is a really great information site about Irish Showbands... but it also has lots of information about all sorts of Irish popular music and performers.

http://www.irish-showbands.com/index.html

and... it also has a forum. !    http://www.irish-showbands.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl

and a guestbook,

http://www.irish-showbands.com/warning.htm

http://www.irish-showbands.com/book.htm

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Re: IRISH SHOWBANDS a really great information website & forum
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 11:25:23 AM »
Addendum about the Irish Showbands website which White dee originally posted,... this is a similar, and also very good site.
http://www.irishshowbands.net/index_show.htm

Not quite as well laid out and easy to navigate as White dee's site though, but it does have lots of very useful sources and information, e.g. ...

A list of individual artistes and what their musical specialty was...
http://www.irishshowbands.net/directory.htm

A list of showbands... http://www.irishshowbands.net/SBC.htm

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Re: IRISH SHOWBANDS a really great information website & forum
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 11:31:27 AM »
A poster on youtube called  hymacfive, jimmy fitzgerald ... has posted a lot of Irish Showband music videos.    https://www.youtube.com/user/hymacfive/videos

There are probably lot's of other youtube posters who have posted similar videos.

If you know of any such posters, please feel free to add a link to their youtube page.

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Re: IRISH SHOWBANDS a really great information website & forum
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 12:14:25 PM »
This is a 1998 RTE documentary "The Story of Irish Showbands"
https://tinyurl.com/yc34dflb        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_showband

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Re: IRISH SHOWBANDS a really great information website & forum
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 05:10:27 PM »
Some great links there James  :party: