The Woodlawn Dance Band

May 1945

Des Doherty

Woodlawn Dance Band
Courtesy of Des Doherty

Back Row – Johnny Fury (Postman) Joe O’Brien (Drummer) Martin Barry (Accordian)

Front Row – Mrs. Dolly Doherty (Des’s granny) Kevin Doherty (Des’s Father) Martin Pritchard (Sax/Fiddle) Bartly Doherty

The Woodlawn Dance Band played together for over twenty years, starting in the forties. A dancehall was built in Woodlawn in the early nineteen thirties, from mass concrete, mixed by hand by locals. The shapes were supplied by Thomas Mitchell & Sons. 

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