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The Straw Hat and Garter Company in the National Song Contest (1980)

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Caption   The Straw Hat and Garter Company in the National Song Contest (1980)
Programme   National Song Contest 1980  
Programme type    
Personalities/Groups   Straw Hat and Garter Company (The)
Malone, Eugene
Doherty, Ray
Description   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  
Photographer   Rowe, John  
Date of photograph   09/Mar/1980
(09/Mar/1980 - 09/Mar/1980)  
Rights holder   RTÉ