Paddy and Peter’s love for the showband days live on

THE memories of the showband era are fading with each passing year, but for Fermanagh’s Paddy McDermott and Peter Watson, it seems like only yesterday they were selling out London’s Royal Albert Hall. Today, Fermanagh’s the home to some of Ireland’s leading Country music stars. But at one time, the county’s showband business and bands were […]

Fermanagh’s Philip is ‘Ireland’s Own’

FERMANAGH man Philip Darcy hit the national headlines over Christmas, when his dedication to recording the history of the local showbands was featured in one of the country’s favourite magazines. An institution in many homes across the county, Ireland’s Own ran a two-page spread on Philip in its popular festive annual, its biggest publication of […]