A strange thing happened with this band. They began as
The Pasadena Showband, led by Ballina musician, Tom Kelly. Then they
became The Tom Kelly Sound. In Edenderry, there was a band named The
Agents who changed its name to The Fairways. Here's where the story gets
Larry Cunningham left The Mighty Avons, needed a new
band and hired most of The Fairways as his new backing band which he
named The Blue Boys. This left Fairways singer Gary Street without a job
so he accepted a job with The Tom Kelly Sound.
But . . . after a few months, Tom Kelly decided to
call his own band 'The Fairways', seeing that the Fairways didn't exist
anymore! Soon after, Sandy Dusky joined, married Tom's brother Michael,
who played bass in the band, and we had Sandy Kelly & The
Fairways! Joe Conway (Gary Street) was the only member of the original
Fairways in the band.
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