The Paul Anthony Orchestra entertained audiences around Carndonagh and Inishowen for many years. Here we have some photos and postcards of different arrangements of the band. Let us know if you have any stories to share from one of their gigs, or can identify any of the musicians we’ve missed.
The Paul Anthony Orchestra, 1958
L-R: Tommy McElhinney, Packie McLaughlin (Joe Billy), Michael Monagle, Hugh McGettigan, Neal McBride, Rita Lafferty, Jackie Coyle
Front (L-R): Hugh McGettigan, Eamon McGonigle,
Centre: Neilly McBride, Jackie Coyle, Cartha Byrne, unknown
Back: Tommy McElhinney
L-R: Liam Kelly, Raymond Smyth, Tommy McElhinney, Charlie Lafferty, Michael Gilmore, Cartha Byrne, Coleman Doherty (Olly), Eamon McGonigle
L-R: Colman Doherty (O), Liam Kelly, Charlie Lafferty, Neilly McBride
Names not confirmed.
Front L-R: Eamon McGonigle, Liam Kelly, Raymond Smyth;
Back: Tommy McElhinney, Billy McLaughlin (J), Charlie Lafferty, Coleman Doherty (O).
Charlie Lafferty and the Paul Anthony Band, Christmas 1967.