The Royal Blues

The Royal Blues were the first act from the West of Ireland to top the Irish charts.  They achieved this feat in 1966 with their hit Old Man Trouble.  

The group was formed in 1962 with Doc Carroll, Ballinrobe, on vocals and Claremorris’s Gill brothers, Frank and Vincent, on saxophone and trombone respectively.  Another Mayo man, Andy Creighton, managed the band.

Over the past year, Claremorris Community Radio members have been interviewing the surviving band members, former fans of the group and Marie Creighton, to build a picture of the excitement of those years, when this local group was one of Ireland’s biggest acts.

This special documentary will be broadcast on Sunday next at 5pm.  It will be repeated on Monday (29th) at 8pm and also on Wednesday (31st) at 7pm.

Update: You can now listen to this show on our Mixcloud stream:

October team meeting

The October team meeting takes place in the Dalton Inn tonight at 7pm.  All  members (including those with concessions), associate members and, of course, the staff are all members of the Radio Team and all are welcome.  

The meeting will be about the plans for the future of the radio, now that a large portion of the cost of the move to the new studios is to be covered by a grant from Leader.  The Agenda will consist of:

  • presentation of the plans for the relocation of our studios, together with the financial implications, led by Pat Keane  
  • discussion of the plans by all present 
  • any other business (time-sensitive matters only, please, to keep the meeting from running on for too long!).

We hope to see as many members of the Team as possible. This is all about the future of our radio and the new opportunities now open to it.

Claremorris Community Radio

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