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1980 Gig Schedule

As 1980 progressed, the band played less and less local gigs and started travelling further afield, often playing in Kerry and Cork. The band released several more records during the year, including their first self-penned songs on their own Sunset Record label. Things were improving, but it was slow going and very gradual.    

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Day Date Advert Place
Thurs January 1st
1981
NOT ADVERTISED Bunnacurry Hall, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
Sat January 3rd
1981
Beara Bay Hotel, Castletownbere, Co. Cork
Fri January 9th
1981
Bangor-Erris Hall, Co. Mayo
Sat January 10th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath
Fri 16-Jan-81 Fintra House, Killybegs, Co. Donegal
Sat January 17th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Magnet Inn, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Fri January 23rd
1981
Crossmolina Hall, Co. Mayo
Sat January 24th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Market Hill, Armagh
Sun January 25th
1981
Ladysbridge, Co. Cork
Sat January 31st
1981
Silver Slipper, Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Kim's name down as "Tina," that was new...lol.
Sun February 1st
1981
Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, Co. Carlow
Sun February 8th
1981
Ormond Hotel, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Sat February 14th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Ashford Tavern, Limerick
Sat February 21st
1981
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Sun February 22nd
1981
Horan's Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry 
Fri February 27th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Strand Hotel, Portstewart, Co. Derry (Kim Newport Band II)
Sun March 1st
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Ashbourne Hotel, Lurgan, Co. Armagh
Wed March 4th
1981
SBB Ina Shui televised on RTE 1
Thurs March 5th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Sligo Park Hotel, Tech School Graduation dance
Sat March 7th
1981
Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone
Sun March 8th
1981
Ormond Hotel, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Mon March 9th
1981
Sligo Journal Awards, Baymount, Strandhill
Fri March 13th
1981
NOT ADVERTISED Killeavy Youth Club, Newry, Co. Armagh
Sun March 15th
1981
Border Inn, Castlefin, Co. Donegal
Mon March 16th
1981
NOT ADVERTISED Bunnacurry Hall, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
Sat March 21st
1981
Riviera Club, Standhill, Co. Sligo
Sun March 22nd
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Galtee Hotel, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
Fri March 27th
1981
Pilgrimage to Lourdes Charity
Town Hall, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Sat March 28th
1981
Green Acres, Carlow, Co. Carlow
Fri April 3rd
1981
Riviera Club
Baymount, Strandhill
Band played instead of Joe Dolan who failed to show
Sun April 5th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Anner Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Sat April 18th
1981
Bear Bay Hotel, Castletownbere, Co. Cork
Sun April 19th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Kilkishen Carnival, Co. Clare
Mon April 20th
1981
Killasser Community Centre, Co. Mayo
Wed April 22nd
1981
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Thurs April 23rd
1981
NOT ADVERTISED Sancta Maria Hotel Party, Regional Youth Council
Fri April 24th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Castle Inn, Castlderg, Co. Tyrone
Sun April 26th
1981
Finuge, Co. Kerry
Sun May 3rd
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Ashbourne Hotel, Lurgan, Co. Armagh
Tues May 5
1981
Newport, Co. Mayo
Sat May 9th
1981
Hilton Club, Cork
Sun May 10
1981
Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, Co. Carlow
Mon May 11th
1981
Northwest Showbiz Awards, Abbey Hotel, Donegal
Tues May 12
1981
Beaten Path Charity Cabaret, Claremorris, Co. Mayo
Thurs May14th
1981
Ballina Song Contest,
Kim sang "Yo Yo Jo Jo" written by Tommy Battle
Sat May 16th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath
Sun May 17th
1981
Tourmakeady, Co. Mayo
Sat May 23rd
1981
Iveragh Ballroom, Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry
Sun May 24th
1981
Bruree Festival, Co. Limerick
Fri May 29th
1981
Fintra House, Killybegs, Co. Donegal
Sun May 31st
1981
Benbulben, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo
Fri June 5th
1981
Manhattan Club, Donegal
Sat June 6th
1981
Holyrood Ballroom, Bundoran, Co. Donegal
Sun June 7th
1981
Nephin Festival, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo
Fri June 12th
1981
Ballymagorry Arms, Strabane, Co. Tyrone
Sat June 13th
1981
The Towers, Duckett's Grove, Carlow
Sun June 14th
1981
Royal Oak Lounge, Rathkieran, Mooncoin Co. Kilkenny
Sat June 20th
1981
Cush Inn, Kildangan, Co. Kildare
Sun June 21st
1981
McElroy's Hotel, Omagh, Co. Tyrone (Paul Hamilton joins)
Fri June 26th
1981
NOT ADVERTISED Killeavy Youth Club, Newry, Co. Armagh (Brian Mullin joins)
Sun June 28th
1981
Westlodge Hotel, Bantry, Co. Cork
Fri July 3rd
1981
Manhattan Club, Donegal
Sat July 4th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Copper Beech, Edenderry, Co. Offaly
Sun July 5th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
Wed July 8th
1981
Kingsbridge Inn, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Sat July 11th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Freemont, Cork
Sun July 12th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Kildorrery GAA Mid Summer Festival, Co. Cork
Fri July 17th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Donloy, Co. Antrim
Sat July 18th
1981
Bear Bay Hotel, Castletownbere, Co. Cork
Sun July 19th
1981
Queen of Connemara Festival
Oughterard, Co. Galway
Wed July 22nd
1981
NOT ADVERTISED Bunnacurry Hall, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
Sun July 26th
1981
Skibbereen Welcome Home Festival, Co. Cork
Mon July 27th
1981
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Tues July 28th
1981
Holyrood Ballroom, Bundoran, Co. Donegal
Wed July 29th
1981
Bangor-Erris Hall, Co. Mayo
Fri July 31st
1981
Downtown Country Club
Castle Inn, Castlederg, Co. Tyrone
Sat August 1st
1981
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Sun August 2nd
1981
Abbey Hotel, Donegal
Mon August 3rd
1981
County Hotel, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo
Fri August 7th
1981
Ballymagorry Arms, Strabane, Co. Tyrone
Sat August 8th
1981
The Towers, Duckett's Grove, Carlow
Sun August 9th
1981
Ormond Hotel, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary/Kim out
Fri August 14th
1981
Geesala Festival, Co. Mayo
Sat August 15th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow
Sun August 16th
1981
Golden Ball, Kiltiernan, Co. Dublin
Wed August 19th
1981
NOT ADVERTISED Bunnacurry Hall, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
Fri August 21st
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Dunamanagh, Co. Tyrone
Sat August 22nd
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Bridge End, Co. Donegal
Sun August 23rd
1981
Crossmolina, Co. Mayo
Fri August 28th
1981
Riviera Club, Standhill, Co. Sligo
Sat August 29th
1981
Silver Slipper, Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Sun August 30th
1981
Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, Co. Carlow
Fri Sept 4th
1981
Fintra House, Killybegs, Co. Donegal
Sat 5-Sep-81 Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Sun Sept 6th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Ashbourne Hotel, Lurgan, Co. Armagh
Wed Sept 9th
1981
NOT ADVERTISED Bunnacurry Hall, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
Thurs Sept 10th
1981
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Stood in for Pat Ely and the Rocky Tops
Fri Sept 11th
1981
Manhattan Club, Donegal
Sat Sept 12th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Freemont, Cork
Sun Sept 13th
1981
Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone
Sun Sept 20th
1981
Enniscrone, Co. Sligo
Thurs Sept 24th
1981
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Stood in for Pat Ely and the Rocky Tops
Fri Sept 25th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Iniscathaig Hotel, Kilrush, Co. Clare
Sat Sept 26th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Ballymoney, Co. Antrim
Sun Sept 27th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Royal, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
Fri October 2nd
1981
NOT ADVERTISED Killeavy Youth Club, Newry, Co. Armagh
Sat October 3rd
1981
Holyrood Ballroom, Bundoran, Co. Donegal
Sun October 4th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD New Ross Club, Co. Wexford
Fri October 9th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Sixmilebridge, Limerick
Sat October 10th
1981
Bear Bay Hotel, Castletownbere, Co. Cork
Sun October 11th
1981
Gulf Stream Hotel, Baltimore, Co. Cork
Thurs October 15th
1981
Blue Lagoon, Sligo
Played as Sundown without Kim
Fri October 16th
1981
Fintra House, Killybegs, Co. Donegal
Sat October 17th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Copper Beech, Edenderry, Co. Offaly
Sun October 18th
1981
Dundaingean, Bealadangan, Co. Galway
Fri October 23rd
1981
Manhattan Club, Donegal
Sat October 24th
1981
Ardgroom, Co. Cork
Sun October 25th
1981
Astoria Ballroom, Bundoran
October 27th to November 12th - BAND HOLIDAYS
Fri Nov 13th
1981
Ortine Hotel, Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh
Mon Nov 16th
1981
Ballinamore Concert, Co. Leitrim
Fri Nov 20th
1981
Halla Einne, Carraroe, Co. Galway
Sat Nov 21st
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Railway Arms Hotel, Kildare
Sun Nov 22nd
1981
Ormond Hotel, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Tues Nov 24th
1981
Concert, Pontoon Ballroom, Co Mayo
Fri Nov 27th
1981
Ballymagorry Arms, Strabane, Co. Tyrone
Sat Nov 28th
1981
The Towers, Duckett's Grove, Carlow
Sun Nov 29th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Galtee Hotel, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
Mon Nov 30th
1981
NOT ADVERTISED Sligo Park Hotel, Concert
Sat Dec 5th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Casablanca, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Sun Dec 6th
1981
Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, Co. Carlow
Mon Dec 7th
1981
Longford Football Concert, Sunset Club, Longford
Fri Dec 11th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Cancelled due to snow
Sat Dec 12th
1981
Freemont, Cork
Sun Dec 13th
1981
Abbey Hotel, Donegal
Cancelled due to snow
Sat Dec 19th
1981
Bear Bay Hotel, Castletownbere, Co. Cork
Sun Dec 20th
1981
Ormond Hotel, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Wed Dec 23rd
1981
Crossmolina, Co. Mayo
Fri Dec 25th
1981
Gurteen, Co. Sligo
(Mike Gallagher joined Band)
Sat Dec 26th
1981
CAN'T FIND AD New Ross Club, Co. Wexford
Sun Dec 27th
1981
Ladysbridge, Co. Cork
Mon Dec 28th
1981
Casino Ballroom, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
Stood in for Shaun O'Dowd and Ding-a-ling
Thurs Dec 31st
1981
CAN'T FIND AD Ashbourne Hotel, Lurgan, Co. Armagh
Kim out with appendicitis

 


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