Kevin Harper had a ceili band and he also started a
modern dance band. Mark Canavan who was in the dance
band started a band called Mark and his Swingsters
which included some future members of Arklow's Red
Seven. Some members of the Swingsters left and
formed The Avonairs and from there went on to form
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Back: Matt Sharpe, Eamonn Lee, Frankie Harper, Paud O'Brien, Kevin Harper. Front:
Jimmy McManus, Noel Byrne.
Town/Village/County: Arklow, Co. Wicklow
2nd Guitar: Jimmy McMahon
Bass: Eamonn Lee
Sax/Clarinet: Paud O'Brien Sax:
Drums: Frankie Harper