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From: Howth, Dublin

Active: circa 1971

Style: Rock



Cemetary was the first ever band of drummer Gerry Daly of The Dark / The Spies fame. The average age of the band members in 1971 was 16. They played almost exclusively covers (Taste, Cream, Iron Butterfly, etc) apart perhaps from a couple of Fin O'Ceallachain originals though the details are now dim memories of those concerned.

Fin was the son of RTE sports commentator Sean Og O'Ceallachain. Almost certainly as a result of this RTE connections, Cemetary was featured playing a cover of Cream's "Sunshine of your Love" at various stages throughout a documentary in the Radharc series. This particular programme was about teenage pregnancy or teenage sex or some such burning issue of the day. The recording was made in Belfield (UCD) where the band was playing a support gig to Chips, who were pretty popular at the time and had already released a couple of singles. They were rather surprised to find a camera crew setting up and recording the support band and then shutting down when they were finished! Unfortunately this film does not seem to be listed in the Radharc archive. If anyone knows any more details, please get in touch.



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See Also: The Dark / The Spies

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