LEO FITZPATRICK 28.01.2012 - 14:28:43 - host109-149-85-115.range109-149.btcentralplus.com (184.108.40.206)
Roy not sure you remember me but i lived in belmont and traveled few times with Russel your son . We where friends in our young days . I was about 12 years old but by 15 i had jointed showbands and toured then as a lead guitar player . Im still playing and 57 this year so it feels like a life time . my band is at www.leeroybrown -theband.com . hope all the family is well . Leo Fitzpatrick Derry
norman ferguson 30.04.2012 - 21:34:55 - 220.127.116.11 (18.104.22.168)
Robbie Walsh was great crack was mad when he climbed on the other band member shoulder. the band used to play for us regularly in St John of Gods Islandbridge
on a sunday night. I knew Tony very well he went with a girl from ballyfermot that i knew he was a really nice guy
Frank Hayes 17.07.2012 - 16:26:50 - 86-46-65-130-dynamic.b-ras1.wtd.waterford.eircom.net (22.214.171.124)
Re Des Furlong Showband pic, the second guitarist / male vocalist (bottom right of photo) is Barry Roe, from Donnycarny, Dublin.
He went on to lead his own small band in the rather sophisticated restaurant at Dublin Airport in the 1960's (patronised by the Charlie Haughey entourage etc.)
Later again he had quite a successful Dublin caberet career with his pleasing pop voice for many years.
I am a sister of Frank Nolan who played the keyboard with the Cadets in the early 1960s. I noticed in one of your photos in the early 1960s you have Gerry Hayes's name as the keyboard player when my brother Frank is in the photo and was the keyboard player at that time. I was pleased to see him in the photo as Frank has passed away since. Eileen was at his funeral. Please I would like you to alter the name to Frank Nolan Myself and my friends followed the Cadets wherever they played and have great memories.