Showbands of the North West

Our ‘Showbands of the North-West’ Exhibition was created in 2018 and has proved very popular as a travelling exhibition ever since.

Now, in conjunction with the Mayor’s First Online Tea Dance, we have made this exhibition available online. This exhibition was created by Johnny Murray in partnership with DCSDC Museum and Heritage Services.

Check out the video and links below to take a trip down Memory Lane!



Created by Johnny Murray

We would like to say thanks to the following for their assistance in the delivery of this Exhibition:

Derry City and Strabane District Council
The Inner City Trust
DCSDC Museum and Heritage Service
Maura Mc Cafferty/Julia Kiernan from Garden of Reflection Gallery
Blane O Donnell Marketing I.C.T.
Deirdre Doherty Manager of the Fashion and Textile Design Centre
Willie Derry
Francis Kaye
Felix Healy
Councillor Eric Mc Ginley
Unit 7
Steph McNicholl

A Special thanks to the following musicians:

Gay Mc Intyre
Frankie Robinson
Tony Mc Gonagle
Harry Mc Gilloway
Seamus Downey
Frank Mc Laughlin
Dia Parkhouse
George Hasson
Roy Arbuckle
Jack Molloy
Billy Tyson
Michael Parkhouse

Our Thanks to the following websites and all contributors to this exhibition:
The Jivenaires
John Baird
Donegal Art
Album of Irish Showbands
The Showband Era
Ian Gallagher
Guildhall Press
Music City
The Late Harry Mc Court “Oh How we Danced/ Willie Deery” Dance Halls of Romance “
Joe McAllister, Hive Design Studios, Rath Mor Centre 

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