Ireland’s Showband expert speaks in Mullingar

Tony Brown, Tommy Swarbrigg, Tom Hunt and John O’Sullivan at the lecture in the Greville Arms Hotel.

Westmeath Archaeological and historical society hosted a most unusual lecture in the Greville Arms Hotel on Wednesday last.

Ireland’s foremost expert on The Showband era, Tony Brown from Limerick, himself a musician who played in the bands, shared some of his unique collection of over 4000 photos with the well attended audience which turned up despite the terrible weather.