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1983 Gig Schedule

By early 1983, it became obvious that things were changing rapidly on the ballroom scene.
Ballrooms were closing on nearly a daily basis and hotels, which had once been a great source
of income for 2nd tier bands, were now being taken over by the top bands who were cutting down
their numbers and willing to play for less. After being cancelled twice within a short time and
learning on the second occasion that Shaun O'Dowd was doing the gig, the band fired Paddy
and Gerry took over management of the band. It soon became obvious the band's days were
numbered unless they downsized drastically and went back to be a regional band. Instead,
Gerry and Kim returned to the United States in September, 1983.         

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Day Date Advert Place
Sun 2-Jan-83 Flamingo Ballroom, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick
Sat 8-Jan-83 Holyrood Ballroom, Bundoran, Co. Donegal

Junior Chamber Over 21 Club
Sligo Park Hotel, Co. Sligo as California

Tues January 18th
1983
Junior Chamber Over 21 Club
Sligo Park Hotel, Co. Sligo as California
Sun January 23rd
1983
Pearl's Nite Club, Georgian Hotel, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Sun February 6th
1983
National Ballroom, Dublin
Tues January 9th
1983
Grand Hotel, Sligo as California
Sun February 13th
1983
County Hotel, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo
Fri February 18th
1983
CAN'T FIND AD Deb's Ball, Hotel Westport, Westport, Co. Mayo
Sun February 27th
1983
Silver Swan Hotel, Sligo
Wed March 2nd
1983
Grand Hotel, Sligo as California
Fri March 4th
1983
Ambassador Hotel, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry
Wed March 16th
1983
Junior Chamber Over 21 Club
Sligo Park Hotel, Co. Sligo as California
Thurs March 17th
1983
CAN'T FIND AD Newcastle West, Co. Limerick
Sat March 19th
1983
Baymount, Strandhill, Co. Sligo
Sun March 27th
1983
CAN'T FIND AD Bealadangan, Co. Galway
Sat April 2nd
1983
CAN'T FIND AD Two-Mile Inn, Limerick
Sun April 3rd
1983
CAN'T FIND AD Two-Mile Inn, Limerick
Mon April 4th
1983
Silver Swan Hotel, Sligo
Tues April 19th
1983
Junior Chamber Over 21 Club
Sligo Park Hotel, Co. Sligo as California
Fri April 22nd
1983
Abbey Hotel, Donegal
Sat April 30th
1983
Pearl's Nite Club, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Fri May 6th
1983
Fintra House, Killybegs, Co. Donegal
Mon May 9th
1983
Sligo Showbiz Awards, Baymount Strandhill
Sat May 14th
1983
Cong, Co. Mayo
Sun May 15th
1983
National Ballroom, Dublin
Sun May 22nd
1983
CAN'T FIND AD Anner Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Tues May 24th
1983
Junior Chamber Over 21 Club
Sligo Park Hotel, Co. Sligo as California
Sat May 28th
1983
  ESB Dinner Dance, Sligo Park Hotel
Sun May 29th
1983
INF Hall, Omagh, Co. Tyrone
Fri June 3rd
1983
Horshoe Inn, Ballindrait, Co. Donegal
Sat June 4th
1983
Mountain Inn, Coolaney, Co. Sligo
Sun June 5th
1983
CAN'T FIND AD Kilrush, Co. Clare
Mon June 6th
1983
CAN'T FIND AD Brownsgrove, Tuam, Co. Galway
Tues June 21st
1983
Junior Chamber Over 21 Club
Sligo Park Hotel, Co. Sligo as California
Fri June 24th
1983
Lord Mayor's Ball, Wheel Inn
Castletownbere, Co. Cork
Fri July 1st
1983
Georgian Hotel, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Fri July 8th
1983
Fintra House, Killybegs, Co. Donegal
Sun July 10
1983
Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone
Thurs July 14th
1983
Blue Lagoon, Sligo - California
Sun July 17th
1983
CAN'T FIND AD Anner Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Tues July 19th
1983
Junior Chamber Over 21 Club
Sligo Park Hotel, Co. Sligo as California
Sat July 23rd
1983
Orena Hotel, Knock, Co. Mayo as Sundown
Sun July 24th
1983
CAN'T FIND AD Two-Mile Inn, Limerick
Fri July 29th
1983
National Ballroom, Dublin
Sun July 31st
1983
Festival of the Carberies
Lepp, Co. Limerick
Wed August 3rd
1983
CAN'T FIND AD Tourmakeady G.A.A. Festival, Co. Mayo
Fri August 5th
1983
Geesala Festival, Co. Mayo
Sat August 6th
1983
Yeats Lounge Rathcormac, Co. Sligo
As California
Sun August 7th
1983
Abbey Hotel, Donegal
Sun August 14th
1983
Swan Hotel, Sligo/Davis Lounge as Sundown
Tues August 16th
1983
Junior Chamber Over 21 Club
Sligo Park Hotel, Co. Sligo as California
Sun August 21st
1983
Highland Hotel, Glenties, Co. Donegal
Fri August 29th
1983
Michael Nielsen, Destination USA Concert
Hawks Well Theatre, Sligo. Co. Sligo
Fri Sept 2nd
1983
Fintra House, Killybegs, Co. Donegal
Sat Sept 3rd
1983
Baymount, Strandhill - Last Kim Newport Band Appearance
Tues Sept 6th
1983
Junior Chamber Over 21 Club
Sligo Park Hotel, Co. Sligo as California

 


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