The Monarchs

Related: Freshmen, Top League, Bojangle


Former boy-soprano Tommy Drennan spent some time with The Freshmen before coming home to Limerick to front The Monarchs.

Lead Vocals: Tommy Drennan
Lead Guitar:
Brendan Moynihan /
Frank Coughlan / Ray Fitzgerald / Gerry Fitzgibbon
2nd Guitar: 
John Frawley
Dermot Heraty
Frank Hogan
Trumpet: Jim Connolly
Frank Hogan
Brian Meehan
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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