The
Drifters
Showband

Fronted by Joe Dolan, The Drifters were one of Ireland's top showbands during the early 1960s. Five members broke away to form The Times. If you would like to write a piece about The Drifters Showband, if you can fill any of the spaces in the line-up or if you have a different photo to those on this page, please let us know by clicking on the Contact button below. Comments and memories of friends, band-members and fans will be published on this page.

Related: Times, Madisons

Town/Village/County: Mullingar

Lead Vocals: Joe Dolan
Lead Guitar:
Gordon Coleman
2nd Guitar:
Bass:
Jimmy Horan / Pat Hoye
Sax/Clarinet:
Ben Dolan
Trumpet: Tommy Swarbrigg / Frankie McDonald
Trombone:
Joey Gilheaney / Seamus Shannon
Drums:
Donal Aughey / Maurice Walsh
Organ/Piano:
Des Doherty / Ciaran McDonald / Kevin Cowley
Manager:
Seamus Casey

Selected Discography - soon!


The first known photograph of The Drifters Showband. Trombonist John Kelly left to form The Madisons
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