Home Up

1979 Gig Schedule

Under Tom Kelly's management the band slowly started to travel further afield and get involved in the ballroom circuit. Releasing their first single early in the year and then getting a spot on the Late Late Show for Kim, the band's reputation and horizons started to expand. 

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Day Date Advert Place
Sun January 7th
1979
Coolera House, Co. Sligo
Thurs January 11th
1979
Kingsbridge Inn, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Fri January 12th
1979
Talk of the Town, Donegal - Closed several years ago
Sat January 13th
1979
NOT ADVERTISED Bunnacurry Hall, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
Wed January 17th
1979
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Sun January 21st
1979
NOT ADVERTISED Clifden Hall, Co. Galway
Wed January 24th
1979
Travellers' Friend, Castlebar
Dancing after Gloria in cabaret
Thurs January 25th
1979
Kingsbridge Inn, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Sat January 27th
1979
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Sun January 28th
1979
Talk of the Town, Donegal
Sun January 28th
1979
Opportunity Knocks First Heat
Abbey Cinema, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal
Sun February 4th
1979
Opportunity Knocks Finals,
Abbey Cinema, Ballyshannon

Band competed under the name "Spoonful"
and won the overall competition and 200.
Fri February 9th
1979
Beaten Path, Claremorris, Co. Mayo
Sat February 10th
1979
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Fri February 16th
1979
Talk of the Town, Donegal
Thurs February 22nd
1979
Kingsbridge Inn, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Mon February 26th
1979
Connaught Telegraph Poll Awards
Dancing-Travellers' Friend Hotel, Castlebar
Fri March 9th
1979
NOT ADVERTISED Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
Sat March 10th
1979
St. Anne's Tops of the Town Cabaret Show,
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Mon March 12th
1979
Stop Think Campaign Launch,
Sligo Park Hotel
Mon March 12th
1979
Travellers' Friend Hotel, Castlebar
Buffet and Social following Kevin Johnson Concert
in the Royal Ballroom
Fri March 16th
1979
Talk of the Town, Donegal
Sat March 17th
1979
Bunnacurry Hall, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
Wed March 21st
1979
Travelers' Friend Hotel, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Advert says with Cathal Dunne
Diary says with Tony Kenny (not sure which it was)
Thurs March 22nd
1979
Kingsbridge Inn, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Fri March 23rd
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo
Sun March 25th
1979
NOT ADVERTISED Clifden Hall, Co. Galway
Thurs March 29th
1979
Kingsbridge Inn, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Fri March 30th
1979
NOT ADVERTISED Private Function,
Imperial Hotel, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal
Sat March 31st
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Ardmore, Co. Waterford
Sun April 1st
1979
Murphy Flood's Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Sat April 14th
1979
NOT ADVERTISED Bunnacurry Hall, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
Sun April 15th
1979
Hibernian Hotel, Mallow, Co. Cork
Mon April 16th
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Bangor-Erris Hall, Co. Mayo
Tues April 17th
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Hotel Innisfree, Sligo Regional Youth Council
Sun April 29th
1979
Borrisokane Festival, Co. Tipperary
Stood in for Pay Ely and the Rocky Tops
Sat May 12th
1979
Searson's Hotel, Portarlington, Co. Laois
Fri May 18th
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Galtee Hotel, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
Sun May 20th
1979
Tourmakeady Summer Festival, Co. Mayo
Fri May 25th
1979
NOT ADVERTISED Killeavy Youth Club, Newry, Co. Armagh
Thurs May 31st
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Donegal Tops of the Town Concert, Blue Lagoon
Fri June 1st
1979
Marine Hotel, Bundoran
Sat June 2nd
1979
House of Music, Cong, Co. Mayo
Stood in for Fairways
Sun June 3rd
1979
Charleville Cheese Festival, Co. Limerick
Sun June 10th
1979
Ashbourne Festival, Co. Meath
Sat June 16th
1979
NOT ADVERTISED Bunnacurry Hall, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
Tues June 19th
1979
Shamrock Inn, Donegal
Fri June 22nd
1979
CAN'T FIND AD The Westering Inn, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick
Sat June 23rd
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Gleann Community Hall, Co. Sligo
Sun June 24th
1979
Urlingford Fete, Kilkenny
Sat June 30th
1979
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Sun July 1st
1979
Mountbellew, Co. Galway
Wed July 4th
1979
Murphy Flood's Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Band stood in for San Bernadino
Thurs July 5th
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Clifden Carnival, Co. Galway
Sat July 7th
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Boyne Valley Inn, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Sun July 8th
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Templemore Carnival, Co. Tipperary
Wed July 11th
1979
Annaly Hotel, Longford
Sat July 14th
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Sun July 15th
1979
Oughterard, Co. Galway
Wed July 18th
1979
NOT ADVERTISED Bunnacurry Hall, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
Fri July 20th
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Galtee Hotel, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
Sat July 21st
1979
Portarlington, Co. Laois
Sun July 22nd
1979
John Joe's, Kilcar, Co. Donegal
Fri July 27th
1979
Sportslann / Mitchels Monster Festival
Sports Complex, Castlebar
Sat July 28th
1979
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Sun July 29th
1979
Killala Summer Festival, Co. Mayo
Fri August 3rd
1979
Shamrock Inn, Donegal
Sat August 4th
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Tourmakeady, Co. Mayo
Sun August 5th
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Tinahely, Co. Wicklow
Wed August 8th
1979
Race Night Dance, Sligo Lions Club
Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo
Thurs August 9th
1979
NOT ADVERTISED Bunnacurry Hall, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
Fri August 10th
1979
Shamrock Inn, Donegal
Stood in for Monkeys
Sat August 11th
1979
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Fri August 17th
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry
Sat August 18th
1979
Searson's Hotel, Portarlington, Co. Laois
Thurs August 23rd
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Clifden, Co. Galway
Sat August 25th
1979
Freemount, Co. Cork
Sun August 26th
1979
Murphy Flood's Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Tues August 28th
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Ardara, Co. Donegal
Fri August 31st
1979
Marine Hotel, Bundoran, Co. Donegal
Sat Sept 1st
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Border Inn, Castlefin, Co. Donegal
Sun Sept 2nd
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Anner Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Thurs Sept 6th
1979
Astoria Ballroom, Bundoran, Co. Donegal
Fri Sept 7th
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Hayes Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Sat Sept 8th
1979
Beara Bay Hotel, Castletownbere, Co. Cork
Sun Sept 9th
1979
Hilton Club, Munster Hotel, Cork
Mon Sept 10th
1979
Country Cabaret Show
Travellers' Friend Hotel, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Tues Sept 11th
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Roundstone, Co. Galway
Thurs Sept 13th
1979
Arcadia Ballroom, Belcarra, Co. Mayo
Stood in for Bill Ryan and Buckshot
Sat Sept 15th
1979
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Sun Sept 16th
1979
Dromore West Annual Carnival, Co. Sligo
Sat Sept 22
1979
Searson's Hotel, Portarlington, Co. Laois
Wed Sept 26th
1979
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Sat Sept 29th
1979
NOT ADVERTISED Bunnacurry Hall, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
Sun Sept 30th
1979
Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, Co. Carlow
Wed October 3rd
1979
St. Mary's Hall, Tourmakeady, Co. Mayo
Thurs October 4th
1979
Arcadia Ballroom, Belcarra, Co. Mayo
Sat October 6th
1979
Scouts Hall, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Wed October 10th
1979
Annaly Hotel, Music City Club, Longford
Fri October 12th
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Sixmilebridge, Limerick
Sat October 13th
1979
Gleann Hall, Co. Sligo
Kim on Late Late Show - Midnight Lullaby
Sun October 14th
1979
Mulranny Hall, Co. Mayo
Fri October 19th
1979
Kiltyclogher New Social Center, Co. Leitrim
Sat October 20th
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Hilton Club, Munster Hotel, Cork
Sun October 21st
1979
Murphy Flood's Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Fri October 26th
1979
Dowra, Co. Cavan
Stood in for Driftwood
Sat October 27th
1979
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
October 29th to November 17th - Band Holidays
Sun Nov 17th
1979
Freemount, Co. Cork
Sun Nov 18th
1979
Poteen Still, Inverin, Co. Galway
Sat Nov 24th
1979
Bear Bay Hotel, Castletownbere, Co. Cork
Sun Nov 25th
1979
Oisin Ballroom, Killorglan, Co. Kerry
Fri Nov 30th
1979
IPOEU Conference Fund Event
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Sat Dec 1st
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Edenderry, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath
Sun Dec 2nd
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Galtee Hotel, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
Fri Dec 7th
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Abbots Dinner Dance, Jurys
Sun Dec 9th
1979
County Hotel Middleton, Co. Cork
Wed Dec 12th
1979
Western Journal Star Awards
Jury's Hotel, Sligo
Sat Dec 15th
1979
Gleann Community Hall, Co. Sligo
Wed Dec 19th
1979
Music City Club, Annaly Hotel, Longford
Thurs Dec 20th
1979
Arcadia Ballroom, Belcarra, Co. Mayo
Fri Dec 21st
1979
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Sat Dec 22nd
1979
Iveragh Ballroom, Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry
Wed Dec 26th
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Ladysbridge, Co. Cork
Fri Dec 28th
1979
Hilton Club, Cork
Sat Dec 29th
1979
CAN'T FIND AD Cooraclare Parochial Hall, Co. Clare
Mon Dec 31st
1979
Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, Co. Carlow

 


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