Rare and unseen images of music legends, including The Dubliners, Thin Lizzy, Tom Jones and the Everly Brothers, are among over 300 photographs that feature in a new book, Dancehall Days, celebrating the halcyon days of the showband era.

Taken from the remarkable private collection of former Spotlight Magazine photographer Michael O’Reilly, the mix of dynamic live shots and intimate portraits capture the excitement, glamour and hysteria of the showband scene, as well as the emergence of the folk and Irish rock movement.