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|Caption||The Straw Hat and Garter Company in the National Song Contest (1980)|
|Programme||National Song Contest 1980|
Straw Hat and Garter Company (The)
The Straw Hat and Garter Company perform 'Take Me Back Again' in the 16th National Song Contest, held in RTÉ Television's Studio 1 on 9 March 1980. From left to right; drummer Eugene Malone, singer Ray Doherty playing banjo (he also composed the song) and 'flapper' girls are Geraldine and Imelda (unknown who is who). The group are all wearing 1920s-style costumes.
RTÉ broadcast this competition, which selected a contestant to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest, live on television and radio. The RTÉ Guide of 7 March 1980 published details on all of that year's National Song Contest entrants.
|Collection||RTÉ Stills Department|
|Date of photograph||
(09/Mar/1980 - 09/Mar/1980)