In 1963, three members of Dundalk’s
Woodpeckers Showband, Jimmy Mackin, Gerry Foran, and Ray
decided to form The Paragon 7.
They were joined by the McEvoy brothers guitarist Shay
and bassist Gerry along with trombonist Seán McArdle
from Armagh and trumpeter Tony Condon who joined from
Waterford’s Blue Aces.
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