Showband Memorabilia Exhibition

To mark our 50th Anniversary, we’re not just bringing back Gina & The Champions, we are also bringing back Philip Darcy’s “Remembering The Showbands” an exhibition of original memorabilia from the Showband Era. This vast collection has been carefully curated by Philip Darcy and includes material from the golden era of the Irish Showbands – many of whom performed in Claremorris Town Hall and includes many original posters, flyers, handouts and LPs from the 60s, 70s & 80s. The exhibition runs from Thursday October 3rd through to Monday October 7th, and will take place in the Town Hall Studio.

“To date the exhibition has visited 43 venues. I now have over 1000 pieces in my collection which is growing weekly. Recently, I met four stars of the Showbands; Dickie Rock, Gina, Paddy Cole and Red Hurley in the Millennium Forum in Derry. They each showed great support for my exhibition. It has been a busy four years promoting and touring with my next date in Claremorris, Co. Mayo to remember fifty years of Claremorris Town Hall”.

Philip Darcy


Exhibition Opening Times
Thursday:4.00pm – 8.30pm
Friday:10.00am – 8.30pm
Saturday:10.00am – 8.00pm
Sunday:12.00pm – 6.00pm
Monday:10.00am – 2.00pm

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