The
Monarchs
Showband

Former boy-soprano Tommy Drennan spent some time with The Freshmen before coming home to Limerick to front The Monarchs. If you would like to write a piece about The Monarchs 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: Freshmen, Top League, Bojangle

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Town/Village/County: Limerick

Lead Vocals: Tommy Drennan
Lead Guitar:
Brendan Moynihan /
Frank Coughlan / Ray Fitzgerald / Gerry Fitzgibbon
2nd Guitar: 
John Frawley
Bass:
Dermot Heraty
Sax/Clarinet:
Frank Hogan
Trumpet: Jim Connolly
Trombone:
Drums:
Frank Hogan
Organ/Piano:
Brian Meehan
Manager:
Ray Heraty

Discography - soon

Gerry Fitzgibbon joined The Monarchs in 1970. Replacing Ray Fitzgerald as lead guitarist. He remained with the band until they dissolved. Then he joined Tina and the Real McCoy until their car accident. He then joined Danny Doyle, Maxi and the Music Box. After that he played with Maxi & Company before returning to Limerick and finished his showband career playing again with Tommy Drennan, where he began. Today he plays the Uilleann Pipes in local venues.
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