Larry Cunningham &
The Country
Blue Boys

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Related: Mighty Avons, Fairways, Agents

Town/Village/County: Edenderry, Offaly

Lead Vocals: Larry Cunningham
Lead Guitar: Mick Bryan
Steel Guitar: Aidan Cunningham
Bass: Ollie Kennedy
Trumpet: Bobby Clarke
Sax/Clarinet: Michael Keane
Drums: Terry Reynolds
Organ/Piano: Pat Cleary


When Larry Cunningham left The Mighty Avons, he hired members of the Edenderry-based showband, The Fairways as his new backing band and changed the name to The Blue Boys. The word 'Country' was added later when a legal challenge was initiated by Jim Reeves' widow as Reeves' backing-band was named The Blue Boys. The Fairways name went to the Tom Kelly Sound in Ballina, Co. Mayo along with singer Gary Street.
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