About the Books

"Play It Again Paddy" presents a light-hearted journey through the recent past of Drogheda's social & musical history. It provides a snapshot of some of the town's finest orchestras, showbands and groups, from the 1940s through to the 1970s. It includes profiles of some of our nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians most of whom I have enjoyed sharing a stage with during the course of my own career.

The book follows the writer and his friends through the exciting era of the 1950s & '60s, a wonderful time to be in the music industry. Most of the musicians were semi-professional, as was the author, and were obliged to hold down a day-job as well as play into the early hours of the morning.

The follow up book, "Stars, Showbands and Troubadours" is now available.

Both books are available to buy online.

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"From the opening pages of this book one can tell that it was written by a musician who knows the music business from the inside." Ireland's Own


"I loved it. You did a terrific job recognizing all the fantastic musicians we have had in Drogheda over the years." Ena, Toronto