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A Little Bit Of Showband DVD
Ireland’s Showband Era of the 1950’s, 60’s and early 70’s was a phenomenon that will never be seen in this country again. At the height of its popularity there were over 800 individual bands playing to packed ballrooms throughout the country! It was an era of Beehive hair styles, sharp suits, Brylcreem and of course ‘boy meets girl’. It was when the ‘Ballroom of Romance’ was played out for real and where ‘dancing at the crossroads’ was an actuality. Narrated by Ronan Collins, ‘A Little Bit Showband’ is a new series from the RTÉ Archive Unit taking you on a nostalgic trip back to this golden period in Irish life. Each programme in the 6-part series features one of Ireland’s leading showband stars. Catapulted from their ordinary lives into a world of jiving, electric guitars, adoring fans and life on the road we find out what showband life was really like, and what happened to them once the mirror ball stopped spinning and the public turned its back on the ballrooms. 2008
PLEASE NOTE: Though this DVD is classed as multi-region (worldwide) it is broadcst using the PAL signal. If you are ordering from a NTSC region (Americas, Asia ect) please check if you DVD player and T.V are capable of displaying this signal. The DVD will work fine a computer/pc DVD players.
‘A Little Bit Showband’ uses a mixture of new interviews and archive footage from the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s to illustrate the highs and lows of this special group of men and women who kept Ireland entertained for so long.