from New Spotlight, June 1971 1971 / 70s / Music - Mainstream Tags: showbands share You Might Also Like Ireland’s First Music Festival – with Thin Lizzy – Sept 4, 1970 August 27, 2012 Streaking in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, 1974 August 25, 2011 Philips Philishave Advert 1972 March 4, 2013 This Post Has 3 Comments gerry molyneaux 17 Sep 2012 when i see the mainliners mentioned i’m thinking…aaaarghhh a showband.but if they were a “genuine” band great.there were other bands like PIG IRON,and THE WATCHTOWER about at the time.PIG IRON were a prog rock band who were pictured doing an open air jam session at College Green,on one of the dailies.think Frances Black sang with THE WATCHTOWER. stephengilsenan 3 Oct 2016 I remember the photo of Pig Iron playing in (I think) Trinity College grounds in The Irish Press circa 1971.The bass player was (Keith?) Mansfield, brother of the fab Thelma of TV fame.Don’t think they ever played the Afton in Dundalk, but could be wrong. TomG dubdoug 17 Sep 2012 Hi Gerry, yes, there were plenty of “genuine” groups about. This Band Of Old series will include some of them but also all kinds of bands, Good, Bad and Ugly. Will focus on pix that are not already available online. Comments are closed.