Stories of Dance Hall Days


‘Ronnie the Musician’


Ronnie reminisces about life as a musician during the Showband Era of the 1950s when popular American-inspired Big Bands, playing in the dance halls that sprung up across the country, created Ireland’s first teenage culture phenomena bringing  soda pop, jive, fashion and romance to young people much to the chagrin of their parents.


Interview conducted by Transition Year students of Presentation College, Galway city