Their single "Three Jolly Little Dwarfs" was one of
the best Irish "psychedelic" singles and reached No.14 in the Irish
charts. It and its follow-up 'You Can All Join In' are keenly sought
by collectors worldwide. Ernie Durkin later joined
Gentry, Tommy Kinsella joined the
Cotton Mill Boys
drummer Jimmy Greally became a successful radio broadcaster. Lead
guitarist was Robin Crowley.
"I think the Orange Machine was a
great group. We had some original songs that did not get recorded
because of the break-up of the group, we were all very young and did
not know what we really had. What we needed was a good manager to keep
us on the right track and give us some direction - then maybe the
group could have stayed together and made some more recordings.
We could have been one of Irelands top original groups. We had a
really original sound, and everyone complemented each other."
Ernie Durkin - October 2008