We need your band's story!

Click HERE to see a list of the bands we want to know about. If any of your family, friends or relatives played in or managed any band on our list, do please send us an email to

post @ irishshowbands.net

with any photos you may have, names of band members and the instruments they played, management, where they were based, any TV appearances, any recordings, etc.


THE MINERAL BAR is a weekly feature in IRELAND'S OWN magazine. Up to now we have published photos and a brief biography of almost 200 bands! There were many more showbands which we might have pictures of but we now little or nothing about the band or the musicians. Perhaps YOU can help?

NIall Power's book is now I'm in a few book shops in Newbridge, Naas, Kilkenny, Tullamore and Carlow and it's available online as a paperback at www.eprint.ie . His web page is www.niallpower.ie  He retired in 2012 after a 40 year career due to Parkinson's disease and wrote this memoir about his showband days and beyond.