The lads from Annagry would take some beating!

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Annagry is a small place with a small population but somebody, with a real passion for music, appears to have assembled a very large band! At first glance I thought that it was in some way connected to the Boys Brigade with that headgear on the younger folk but the banner with Kevin Barry would rule that out. I wonder if they still survive and what instruments they played?

Photographers: Denis Tynan 1923 - 2010

Collection: Tynan Photographic Collection

Date: 17th March 1957

NLI Ref: NPA TYN159

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    Roberto Bendini

    • 11/Mar/2022 08:34:11

    This is an excellent Black and white Photo. Seen in Black & White Unlimited (pool) Your photo deserves a compliment from the special fish!!! compliment copy Please be sure your photo is TAGGED "Black & White" Black and White unlimited (pool) post 1 comment 2

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    ɹǝqɯoɔɥɔɐǝq

    • 11/Mar/2022 08:45:39

    They survive ! - youtu.be/Xtx9vXBvo_U Am I right in thinking just fifes and drums?

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    John Spooner

    • 11/Mar/2022 09:47:09

    The Frontier Sentinel of Saturday 15 April 1950 mentions the "newly-formed Fianna Fail Annagry Band" taking part along with Brinalack Band and Derrybeg Band in a ceremony at Kincasslagh Cemetery to honour "Plunkett" O'Boyle.

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    marc.barrot

    • 11/Mar/2022 10:22:45

    This is an excellent Black and white Photo. Seen in Black & White Unlimited (pool) Your photo deserves a compliment from the special fish!!! compliment copy Please be sure your photo is TAGGED "Black & White" Black and White unlimited (pool) post 1 comment 2

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 11/Mar/2022 11:23:59

    They are still a thing . . . donegalnews.com/2018/04/age-is-no-barrier-for-a-true-ross...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 11/Mar/2022 13:21:37

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] From that article: Traditionally, even if people left the Rosses in search of work, they would arrive back home for the St Patrick’s Day and Easter Sunday celebrations and play with the fife and drum bands. NPA TYN154 shows the band outside the church, getting blessed, so likely to be Easter? Easter Sunday was the 21st of April in 1957. EDIT: NPA TYN 155 shows the band with people wearing shamrock, so St. Patrick's Day.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 11/Mar/2022 21:44:16

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley Date updated

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    John A. Coffey

    • 14/Mar/2022 11:52:33

    Photograph hanging in Sharkey`s Bar Anagaire, they were called Ghandi`s Band. Ghandi being one John McBride from the locality,many from Rann na Feirste in the band.