The
Dawnbreakers

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Town/Village/County: Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

Lead Vocals: Philomena Maguire (Quinn)
Lead Guitar:
John Murphy
2nd Guitar:
Bass:
Trumpet:
Sax/Clarinet:
Trombone:
Drums:
Organ/Piano:
Manager:
Sean McGrade

Philomena who fronted the Dawnbreakers was Philomena Maguire from Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh, (married name now Quinn and still living with her husband Gerry and family in Irvinestown). That photograph was taken in 1967 in Forthill Park, Enniskillen! Philomena married Gerry Quinn who played sax and vocals firstly with The Trenniers, then with The Claxton, also Brian Coll and the Buckaroos.

Philomena and Gerry are parents of Sinead Quinn who in 2002 came second in BBC TVís FameAcademy. Sinead now lives in St Albanís with her husband Paul Stewart who is drummer with top UK band The Feeling. Sinead now has reinvented The Dawnbreakers and if you Google Sinead and the Dawnbreakers youíll get some of what sheís up to.   (courtesy of SeŠn McGrade)

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