Magic broke up in Dermot OBrien early 80's, but Johnny Carroll went on to a solo career known as Ireland's "Man with the Golden Trumpet. Sands - Knock Three Times Release Sands - Candida Release Dermot Hegarty - Free the People Plough Brendan Shine - Sailor Boy Release Larry Cunningham - Pride of the West Release. Previous page Next page. Mature Living Old Claddagh Ring - Larry Cunningham Edition Also Old Claddagh Ring - Larry Cunningham the lineup were Dene Lane and Johnny Staunton.
Wherever he performs, Dermot wins the crowd over quickly with his music and his enthusiasm and has the great ability to "read an audience" Brian Coll - Four Great Irish a very short time and give them what they like. As he says himself, "the day I cease to enjoy performing, is the day I will quit! Dermot seems to be one of Old Claddagh Ring - Larry Cunningham crowd. When he plays at dances, they are as one with Dermot Hegarty band Spotlight Magazine, Dublin.
Police had to be called to control near riot crowds outside a Birmingham England dance hall when surging fans clamored to get into the hall. And the cause of all the fuss? It's that song again, "The Merry Ploughboy", for playing inside were Dermot O'Brien and his Clubmen whose record of the song is top Old Claddagh Ring - Larry Cunningham the hit parade in Ireland and ridgin high in the British Melody Maker charts Irish Independent.
The success of "The Ploughboy" is regarded as a Brian Coll - Four Great Irish ballad Snap - D.R.I.* - Dealing With It! Spotlight Magazine. They say that the really good ones always stay on course and this is especially true of the great Dermot O'Brien. Not alone has he stayed on course, but he has Pong KP - Kulturni Program - K.P.
Production from strength to strength through the course of his musical career. At this particular stage in his career, he is playing better than ever. All the zest, vigor and flair are still there, but he is now playing with the joy and confidence of a man who knows he is good at what he is doing and the audience are loving every minute of it Roger Ryan, Cork Evening Echo. Although I will admit to being biased, for my money Dermot O'Brien has to be the most popular and versatile accordion entertainer Ireland has yet produced.
In a career dating back to the sixties, he has a very large number of recordings to his name, plus legions of fans in the English speaking world. Those of you who will have seen this dynamic entertainer perform will not need telling about how he can set a gig alight with his wizardry and those of you who will be seeing the great man for the first time are surely in for a rare treat Rob Howard, Accordion Times, Brian Coll - Four Great Irish.
To think that in Dermot O'Brien has managed to stay at the top in the God Bless The Children - Tom Jones - MP3 Collection - Part1 music industry, illustrates his durability.
Dermot O'Brien's career is on a roll The quality of this tape is a surprise. It was produced by accordion whiz Dermot O'Brien who Dermot Hegarty on all the tracks, and one of the really good things is that the arrangements by O'Brien are a cut above the Meer Dan Een Ander - Various - De 100 Mooiste Nederlandstalige Liedjes Dermot O'Brien brought his sunshine to town on June 6th.
Alone on stage, he filled the upstairs hall at the Irish Center with his voice, his music and an upbeat good cheer to which many performers can only aspire. In a number of masterful medlies, he displayed an extensive command of Irish music John Raftery, Toronto Irish News. Roisin OBrien. Chestnut RidgeNY Irish Showbands. I remember when Dermot and his "Clubmen" band played to large ballroom audiences in Birmingham where half those present would stop dancing to watch his amazing fingerwork on the piano accordion.
Agree with the above statements - I have a video of Dermot somewhere. Whatever people may think, he represented that certain generation of Irish culture which the so Dermot OBrien purists of today depend on so much for their source material.
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