Photographs contributed by the people featured on this site and others taken by Sara S. Goek.


Goek, Sara

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Kevin McDermott in London, 1960s
Photographs of Kevin McDermott playing the accordion as a young man in London. The first was taken in a pub on Holloway Road in 1962. The second was taken in the Duke of Clarence pub in Finsbury Park in 1964. Pictured (left to right) are Tony Howley…

Mitchelstown Brass & Reed Band, 1980
The James Fitzgerald Memorial Brass & Reed Band of Mitchelstown, Co. Cork in 1980 on their way to play at a competition in Clonakilty.

The Hijackers dance band
The Hijackers dance band playing at The Crown in Cricklewood, London, c.1970.
Left to right: Sean Chamberlain, Tom Godron, Bríd (Sean's wife), and Jack Crowley (from Ardgroom, Cork).

Tommy and the Whelps - dance band, c.1962
Tommy and the Whelps, playing at the Black Lion pub, Kilburn High Road, London, c.1962.
Left to right: Tom Gordon (from Dromore West, Sligo), Clark Gail (from Glasgow), Pat Brady (from Ballyfermot, Dublin), and Sean Chamberlain.

The Woodpeckers dance band, Cricklewood, c.1960
The Woodpeckers playing at the Cricklewood Hotel in London, c.1960. They started as part of the Cricklewood bus garage social club and eventually ended up playing for social events at other groups too.
Left to right: Jimmy Hanly (from Mitchelstown),…

The Popular Five dance band, Mitchelstown, 1950s
The Popular Five in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork in the 1950s
Left to right: Pa Duffy, TJ Hartigan, Sean Chamberlain, Charlie Sweeney, and Jimmy Walsh

Henry family, 1972
The Henry family, at their mother's funeral in 1972. It was the only time all eleven siblings were together in one place. Left to right they stand in order from youngest to eldest. Kevin is fourth from the left.

Kevin Henry photographs
Photographs of Kevin Henry, courtesy of his daughter, Mary Carroll.
In the order displayed they are:
A passport photo from 1950
Kevin holding a set of pipes at a feis in 1954
A studio portrait from 1970
Kevin wearing a tam o' shanter and playing…

Danny Meehan in London
Two photographs of Danny Meehan from his time in London. The first shows him holding an accordion and sitting with his cousin Johnny Meehan and Johnny's wife Brenda at The Vic in Kilburn in 1958. In the second, Danny is playing fiddle on stage in the…

Danny Meehan family photographs
Photographs from Danny Meehan's childhood and of his family members. They depict:
1) Peter Meehan, Danny's grandfather
2) Susan McGroarty, Danny's grandmother
3) Danny (holding fiddle) with his Aunt Jane and family
4) Danny as a baby being held…
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