The showband era touched the lives of many across the island of Ireland. Whether you remember loading onto a bus en route to the dancehall yourself – a Club Milk and red lemonade the refreshments awaiting you – or your parents regaling you with stories of the role it played in their romance, almost everyone can make a connection.

The most famous of all the showbands was of course, The Miami Showband. First led by Dickie Rock, throughout the 60s and 70s The Miami Showband were the pinnacle of fame in this country. The band brought great joy to the very many people they got out dancing.