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  1. If you don't see the band you are looking for here, it may be listed under another genre: Pop, Country, Rock, Orchestras, Ceili, Folk, Cabaret. Click here to see all showband photos. The true era of the Irish showbands actually started in the mid 's, but really didn't catch fire and explode until the early 's.
  2. 8 Things Ireland is Famous For. For a small nation Ireland well and truly punches above her weight! Think about it. The island of Ireland, north and south, has a population ranging approximately between 5 – 6 million people yet it’s one of the most famous countries in the world.
  3. Mar 23,  · These excellent albums might be just the introduction you're looking for. If you're already a big Irish music fan and you don't happen to have any of these in your collection, what are you waiting for? of The Chieftains: 'Water From the Well' Michael Brennan/Getty Images. The Chieftains are perhaps the best-known traditional Irish group.
  4. Apr 08,  · A nostalgic look at the Irish Showbands of the 50's and 60's. Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life Will Make You Smile | Short Film Showcase - Duration: National Geographic.
  5. Porcelain dolls that were made 80 to years ago or more can be quite valuable. For example, a doll made in by the French sculptor Albert Marque—one of limited edition dolls dressed by the Parisian couturier Jeanne Margaine-LaCroix—was sold in by auction house Theriault's for $,
  6. Oct 10,  · Ah, Irish people – famous worldwide for our hospitality, our Guinness and our inexplicable ability to memorise fairly crap pop songs (and some good ones too, to be fair). Here's the definitive list of song lyrics you probably know inside out – while you can't remember what you had for luncy yesterday or your mum's birthday. You're welcome.
  7. The Brooklyn Bridge. Irish immigrants were a major part of the labour force during New York’s construction boom in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including the men that laid the foundations for the iconic Brooklyn Bridge deep beneath the East River. Their contributions to this and other structures like the Erie Canal led Stephen Petrus of the New York Historical Society .
  8. Jun 22,  · The Showbands were a particularly Irish phenomenon that evolved from the strict-tempo dance-bands of the early s. Until that point Irish music was dominated either by traditional music or the big-band orchestras and balladeers.

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