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
and 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