The Leader of the Band (includes 2 CDs), by Derek Mulcahy
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A new book written by Dr Derek Mulcahy and published by the Limerick Writers’ Centre called ‘The Leader of the Band’, depicts the life and history of Limerick man Patrick J. McNamara along with his brothers Michael, John and Thomas who formed the original McNamara’s band and emigrated from Limerick in early 1900s.
The book comes with two CDs of the music of McNamara’s Band New York recordings from 1921 to 1927.
This is history of probably the most famous band of the early 20th century, McNamara’s Band, made famous in the song by Bing Crosby.