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  1. Amazing. Found this on Irish Showbands: “Michael was called the “five year old wonder-boy” and was from Kilcullen Co. Kildare. He dressed in a white sailor suit and his first record “If I could be a sailor man” went to number 1 in the Irish Charts. His next record “But You Love me Daddy” also went to number one, both were on the release records label.”


  2. His three singles on Ruby Records were;
    RUB 131 Michael Landers – If I Could Be A Sailor Man [1971]
    RUB 144 Michael Landers – Poor Little Orphan Boy / Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep [1972]
    RUB 157 Michael Landers – In Grandma’s Rocking Chair / Let the Sun Shine [1972]

    All of them listed as “child singer, novelty single” at http://irishrock.org/labels/ruby.html
    Now to find them..

    1. As Fustar said above, amazing! Thanks for posting info.

  3. “1971 was also the year that a concert was organised to raise funds to send local people on a trip to Lourdes. The concert, while featuring all the local talent was spearheaded by a five year Boy Wonder, a singing sensation from Kilcullen named Michael Landers.

    Riding high in the charts with a number entitled, “If I Could Be a Sailor Man” he became the youngest recording artist in the world making his first record before making his First Communion. He was managed by a young Edenderry man Kevin Farrell, who, fortunately for the Lourdes Committee was involved in the organising of the concert.”


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