The Glensmen

Related: Glen Country


From left: Dan Doherty, Dunloy; Joe Reilly, Cloughmills; Owen Smith, Newry; Seamus Richmond, Cloughmills;
Tony Lyndsay, Dunloy; Sammy Beggs, Leo Mccaffrey, Ballymena. Dan Doherty,Joe Reilly and Leo McCaffrey have sadly passed away.
By Paul Mulholland: The Glensmen were from County Antrim and were very popular around Co. Antrim and further afield. They played as resident band in the Flamingo, Ballymena every Wednesday night and it was always packed to capacity. Manager and lead vocalist Leo McCaffrey was from Ballymena, the rest of the band members were from Dunloy and Cloughmills. I was talking to two of the surviving members of the Glensmen, Seamus Richmond And Tony Lyndsay who are still playing music and they told me the names of The Glensmen on the photograph which was taken in 1962-63.
Lead Vocals: Leo McCaffrey
Lead Guitar:
Tony Lyndsay
Accordion:
Dan Doherty
Bass:
Owen Smith
Sax/Clarinet:
Fiddle: Seamus Richmond
Trombone:
Drums:
Joe Reilly
Organ/Piano:
Sammy Beggs
Manager:

Based in Antrim

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