McNamara's Band

group and band

c. 22

"McNamara's Band" (originally "MacNamara's Band") is a popular song composed in 1889 by Shamus O'Connor (music) and John J. Stamford (lyrics). The song was performed as a music hall routine by William J. "Billy" Ashcroft. It has been recorded by a number of artists, most notably Bing Crosby. The song is associated with Ireland and often performed on St. Patrick's Day in the United States.

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McNamara's Band 1905 - 1927. 'My name is McNamara and I'm the Leader of the band'. This world-wide celebrated musical ensemble got its name from four Limerick brothers; Paddy, Michael, Jack and Tom McNamara, all of whom were born in St. Marys' Parish.

Creagh Lane, off St Mary's Street, Englishtown, Limerick, Ireland where it was born (1905)