Tops Videos

Video – The Electric Chair Comedy – Nokia Tops 1987

Here is a bit of classic comedy from Nokia Tops 1987 with some legends on display!

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Video – 1987 Finale From Waterford Crystal Tops

Here is the finale of the 1987 Tops from Waterford Crystal. This went the whole way to the televised Gaiety final and so this is from the Gaiety Stage, live on RTE.

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Video – Joseph Megamix – 1992 Tramore Tops

Here is a classic from Bryan Flynns 1992 Tramore Tops show. It’s worth noting what an amazing wig Brian Collins is wearing! 🙂

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Video – 1980 Banks & Finance – Des Manahan and the Guitar Band

Here is a great little scene from the 1980 Tops of The Town Banks & Finance show featuring the legendary Des Manahan on guitar with a host of performers singing and playing with him.

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Video – 42 Seconds of Eddie Wymberry!

A 42 second video from the Banks & Finance 1980 national final appearance with Eddie Wymberry leading the troupe. Yep – 42 seconds!

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Video – 1990 Waterford Crystal Tops – Dance Scene

From the 1990 Tops here is Waterford Crystals Dance scene. This was recorded at the national quarter final stage.

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Video – Nokia Tops – 1986 – the ‘Just Say No’ scene..

Here is the legendary ‘Just Say No’ scene from the 1986 Tops with Paul Corcoran in full hip swinging form…

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Video – Applause/Broadway Baby – Tramore Tops 1992

From the Tramore Tops 1992 here is the Applause / Broadway Baby scene featuring Vicki Graham and Carrie Crowley.

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Video – Skid Row / American Dream from Tramore Tops 1993

Here is the show stopping Skid Row / American Dream from the 1993 Tramore Tops produced by Bryan Flynn. This one is fronted by Liam Butler.

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The Spirit Of Man / War Of The Worlds – Crystal Tops 1990

The legendary Dermot Power with a showstopper from the 1990 Waterford Crystal Tops – ‘The Spirit Of Man’ – mixed in with some War Of The Worlds for good measure.

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Video – Opening – Nokia Tops 1987

Here is the opening of the Nokia Tops from 1987.

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1983 – Waterford Glass Tops Finale

Here is the finale from the 1983 Waterford Glass Tops show fronted by a host of familiar faces…

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Video – Love On The Rocks – Waterford Glass Tops 1982

Here is the Boss himself Denny Corcoran singing ‘Love On The Rocks’ in the 1982 Waterford Crystal Tops show.

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Video – Waterford Glass 1985 Tops Finale

Here is the finale to the 1985 Waterford Glass Tops of the Town production.

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Video – Chess / Maybe This Time from Nokia 1989 Tops

From the 1989 Nokia Tops show here is a great scene featuring songs from Chess and Cabaret.

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Video – Nokia Comedy 1986

There’s more than a legend or two in this extract from the Nokia 1986 Tops show!

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Video – The Peace Scene from Banks & Finance – 1980 Tops Of The Town

The controversial but brilliant Peace Scene from the 1980 Banks and Finance Tops Of the Town Show produced by the legendary Dermot Graham.

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Video – Nokia Comedy – 1986

A great comedy scene from the 1986 Nokia tops featuring John Corcoran, Denny Corcoran, Ann McGrath and Boola Power.

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Video – John Hayes as Tommy Cooper – Port & Docks 1992

Have a look at the brilliant John Hayes nailing a brilliant impersonation of Tommy Cooper from the 1992 Port & Docks show.

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Video – Nokia Tops 1989 – Opening

Here is the opening from the 1989 Nokia Tops entry.

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Video – Tell Me It’s Not True – Ray Ban Tops 1993

From the Ray Ban Tops in 1993 here is ‘Tell me Its Not True’ featuring a fine chorus!

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Video – Children Of Eden – Tramore Tops 1992

Here’s ‘Children Of Eden’ from the Tramore Tops 1992.

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Video – Nokia Tops Finale – 1989

Another one from the Nokia 1989 show from our recent stream – this time it’s the finale.

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Video – 1989 Tramore Tops Finale

Here is the finale from the 1989 Tramore Tops of the Town entry that we showed recently on our stream.

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Video – Paint Your Wagon – Tramore Tops 1989

For today it’s back to 1989 again and it’s the ‘Paint Your Wagon’ scene from the 1989 Tramore Tops .

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The Ballroom Of Romance Full Scene – St. Pauls 1989 TOPS

Huge interest in seeing this one again as it seemed half of Lisduggan was in it.. here is the full ‘Ballroom Of Romance’ scene including the dancing at the start. Taken from the St. Pauls Tops 1989.

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Video – Big Time / Both Reached For The Gun – Nokia Tops 1989

A very popular item from our recent stream was this scene from Nokias 1989 Tops show featuring ‘Big Time’ , ‘I Won’t Send Roses’ and ‘We Both Reached For The Gun’. Enjoy 8 minutes of nostalgia!

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Video – Raytex Finale – 1983

Here is the final to the 1983 Raytex Tops of the Town show. Conducted by Patsy Sheridan the scene starts with him singing ‘In The Navy’ from the pit and goes on to feature Paddy Galvin as a soloist.

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Video – Is You Is – Ray Ban Tops – 1993

Here is the gorgeous 5 part harmony group from the 1993 Ray Ban Tops with the classic ‘Is You Is’.

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Video – Waterford Crystal Tops Opening 1994

More Tops goodies today – the brilliant opening from the 1994 Waterford Crystal Tops show fronted by Raymond Collins.

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Video – Big Deal from Waterford Glass 1987 Tops

Another classic Tops scene – this time the ‘Big Deal’ dance from the 1987 Tops from the Gaiety Theatre.

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Video – Wishing And Hoping – Nokia Tops 1990

Some more Tops memories – this time from 1990 and the Nokia ‘A Scoop for NTV’ show. Here is the ‘Wishing and Hoping’ scene.

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Video – The Dog and Duck Band – Nokia Tops 1986

Here is a real favourite amongst our stream followers – the ‘Dog and Duck’ band from the Nokia Tops from 1986. A gallery of legends in this one.

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Video – 42nd Street – St. Pauls Tops 1989

Here is another classic from the 1989 St. Pauls Tops – the 42nd street scene.

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Video – The Java Jive – Clover Tops 1984

Here is the Java Jive quartet from the 1984 Clover Meats Tops show.

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The Ballroom Of Romance – 1989 St. Pauls Tops

Time for a bit of comedy today… it’s ‘The Ballroom Of Romance’ from the 1989 St. Pauls Tops show. A lot of St. Pauls on display this week!

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Video – Blood Brothers Scene from 1993 Ray Ban Tops.

Fronted by Hazel Kelly (Tebay) here is the Blood Brothers scene from the 1993 Ray Ban Tops, produced by Michael Grant – also featuring Damien Squell Walshe, Paul Greene and Brenda Giles.

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Videos – St. Pauls Viking Opening – 1989

Here is the opening scene from the St. Pauls Tops , 1989 – the Viking Scene.

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Videos – St. Pauls Tops Finale 1989

Here is the finale to the St. Pauls Tops Of The Town 1989 show. It features Brian ‘Mod’ Kennedy on lead vocals.

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Videos – Skid Row – Ray Ban 1992 Tops

Here is Skid Row from Ray Bans 1992 show featuring the ‘Voice of Waterford’ himself the late great Billy McCarthy.

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Videos – Irish Scene – 1990 Waterford Crystal Tops

Here is the Irish scene from the 1990 Waterford Crystal Tops fronted by Liam Molumby.

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Videos – Ray Ban Opening – Tops 1993

Here is the opening to the Ray Ban Tops show from 1993 that made it to the national quarter finals in Wexford.

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Video – 1987 Tops – Nokia Les Miserables Scene

Here is the Nokia version of ‘Les Miserables’ from the John Player Tops competition, 1987.

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‘You Are The Light’ from Waterford Crystal Tops 1990

Here is the finale from the Waterford Crystal Tops 1990 – ‘You Are The Light’ from Metropolis. This version is recorded in Athlone and not the Theatre Royal.

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Videos – The Flea Comedy, Nokia 1986

Some classic comedy today from Nokia Tops 1986 – Denny and Paul Corcoran in ‘The Flea’ (with some help from Anne McGrath)

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Video – Raytex Comedy 1981 – Petey Graham, Leo Walsh and Nicky Cummins

A classic moment from the past with Petey, Leo and Nicky in fine form – from the Raytext 1981 Tops of the Town show.

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Video – 1989 – Tramore Tops Opening

From the opening of the 1989 Tramore Tops Of The Town Show.

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Video – The Nuns Comedy / No Bad News – Tramore Tops 1993

Here is the Nuns comedy and the ‘Don’t Nobody Bring Me No Bad News’ scene from the Tramore Tops – 1993. Featuring Susan Murphy on lead vocals.

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Videos – Sit Down You’re Rocking The Boat – Waterford Glass 1986

Here is the ‘Trial’ scene from the 1986 Glass show featuring ‘Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat’ fronted by Gary Power.

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Video – Waterford Tops Memories Slideshow

Here is the slideshow from our June Bank Holiday weekend Stream – I’ve had a lot of requests to see this one again.

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Video – ‘Ladies’ On The Quay – St. Pauls Tops 1989

Well… ‘Ladies’ is the polite way of putting it… some comedy from St. Pauls 1989 – enjoy…

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Video – Finale from the Nokia John Player Tops 1987 Show

This from the final of the 1987 Nokia ‘Tops’ show produced by Denny Corcoran featuring Enda Jackman and John Corcoran.

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Video – Egyptian Comedy / Bartman from Ray Ban Tops 1993

Here’s the Egyptian Comedy Scene / Do The Bartman from Ray Ban 1993 as featured on our recent stream.

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Videos – Hans Christian Andersen – 1980 Banks & Finance Tops

This is the centrepiece scene from the 1980’s Banks & Finance Tops show that reached the national final in the Gaiety Theatre. Des Manahan leads the charge.

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Videos – Tramore Tops 1993 – Opening / Fantasy Street

Here is the spectacular opening from Bryan Flynns 1993 Tramore Tops show fronted by Keith Dunphy – Fantasy Street.

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Videos – Port and Docks Tops 1992 – The Dockendales

This from the 1992 Port and Docks Tops of the Town show – The Dockendales!

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Videos – Waterford Glass Tops 1987 – La Cage Aux Folles

Here is the brilliant ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ scene from the 1987 Waterford Glass Show with Gary Power leading the charges.

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Videos – Ray Ban Tops 1993 – Finale

Here is the brilliant finale to the Ray Ban ‘For Your Eyes Only’ 1993 Tops entry.

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WTA 145 – Tramore Tops 1993 – An Election Parody

Timely at the moment considering what’s coming up next weekend! Join Nicky Cummins and Sean O’Kelly for a couple of minutes to see what was topical 27 years ago. The lads are hilarious as ever!

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WTA139 – Backstage At The 1990 Nokia Tops

Happy Bank Holiday Weekend! Heres another one of the lovely vintage videos taken backstage and around the Theatre during the John Player Tops. I’m not 100% on it’s origin, but there’s loads of familiar young faces in there. Have a look!

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Video – 1981 Waterford Glass Tops – Xanadu Scene

Way back to our first video from 1981 today and the central ‘Xanadu’ scene from the 1981 Glass tops. It was a long 10 minute pivotal scene in the middle of the production.

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WTA 136 – The Finale From The Tramore Tops 1993

The brilliant family from the 1993 Tops of the Town Tramore show that reached the televised final in the Gaeity Theatre. Using songs from the Pyjama game to a Chorus Line it was a show stopper. Enjoy.

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Videos – 1984 Clover Meats Opening.

Featuring the legendary Ritchie Collins leading the troops is the 1984 Clover Tops opening which started with “No Business Like Show Business’.

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WTA 134 – Little Shop Of Horrors from Ray Ban Tops 1992

Todays video comes from the Ray Ban Tops show of 1992 and its an extract from Little Shop Of Horrors featuring Skid Row (led by Billy McCarthy), Little Shop Of Horrors and Mean Green Mother from Outer Space.

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WTA 126 – The Irish Scene from the 1994 John Player Tops

Continuing our Tops Anniversary weekend – here is the Irish Scene from the John Player Tops national award winning show from 1994.

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WTA 125 – Garth & Dolly

Some more comedy from the 1994 Tops of the Town national winning show. This time from Davy Sutton and Nicky Cummins as Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton.

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WTA 124 – The Flintstones Comedy – Tops 1994

A huge part of any Tops show was the comedy team. Here is the ‘Flintstones’ sketch from the 1994 national award-winning show. Enjoy!

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WTA 123 – Ray Ban Finale 1992

Another Tops clip – this time from Ray Ban again – 1992. The Finale of the show started with a Blues Brothers ‘Gimme some lovin’ lead by Terry ‘Scol‘ Grant and led into ‘Blow Gabriel Blow’ led by Hazel Tebay. Another classic scene.

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WTA 122 – Ray Ban Tops 1992 – Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

A throwback today and a first appearance from the Ray Ban 1992 Tops of the Town show – featuring ‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ scene. Produced by Pat McEvoy

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WTA 121 – CHAPLIN 1994

Today is the fifth anniversary of the passing of our dear friend and inspiration Bryan Flynn. Here is the video of the Tops Of The Town final 1994 Chaplin scene. No further description is necessary. #genius https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z-ZCABFTNI&feature=youtu.be

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WTA 113 – Tramore Tops 1992 Opening

This is the opening from the Tramore Tops 1992 production produced by the late great Bryan Flynn. This show got to the national quarter finals. The opening featuring songs from Company and Godspell was fronted by Carrie Crowley and Keith Dunphy.

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WTA 104 – Waterford Glass Tops Opening 1983

Featuring such songs as ‘Kisses of Fire Burning Burning’ and ‘Come on Baby Light My Fire’ – it’s easy to see the common theme in the opening to this particular ‘Glass’ show. The video quality isn’t great, but you can still sense the energy from the stage and make out some familiar faces! Enjoy.

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WTA 099 – The Opening – John Player Tops 1987 Waterford Glass

Today it’s back to the classic 1987 televised final and the opening from the Waterford Glass show which featured heavily ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’. Some familiar faces and names in this video. Enjoy

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Video – The Dr. Dolittle Scene from Nokia Tops 1990

This scene features the legendary Gary Power as Dr. Dolittle from the 1990’s Nokia Tops of the Town entry, produced by Michael Grant. It also has some familiar faces popping up along the way including Davy Sutton on his Ostrich! Enjoy.

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WTA 086 – Waterford Glass Tops Opening 1982

Some more Tops nostalgia here – the opening to the 1982 Waterford Glass Show.

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WTA 081 – 1987 – Tip Tops – Nokia Les Mis Scene

Our mini series of ‘Tip Tops’ from 1987 comes to a close with this ‘Les Mis’ scene from Nokia recorded live from the Gaiety stage. Nokia were the beaten local finalists in 1987, losing out to Waterford Crystal who marched to the national final that year, narrowly losing out.

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WTA 080 – The Silent Mikes – Nokia Tops 1987

From the ‘Tip Tops’ series live from the Gaiety stage here is the ‘Silent Mikes’ comedy mime routine from the 1987 Nokia production. Spearheaded by the legendary Eddie Cody the Silent Mikes had a cult following back in the late 80’s / early 90’s.

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Video – Lady In Red Scene from Nokia Tops 1987

More than one or two legends in this one – taken from the RTE Tip Tops Programme in 1987 which was filmed live on the Gaiety Stage. Enjoy as it starts with Denny Corcoran and Anne McGrath and goes into a mad musical ensemble …..

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WTA 075 – 1986 Waterford Crystal Opening – Gaiety Final

The opening of the 1986 John Player Tops National Final. Waterford Crystal – produced by Michael Grant.

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WTA 071 – Nokia Finale 1990 – We’re In The Money

Today it’s back to 1990 and Nokia’s ‘We’re In The Money’ finale from their 1990 Tops show directed by Michael Grant.

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WTA 065 – Ain’t It Good – 1992 Tramore Tops

Another classic video from 1992 and the Tramore Tops entry that reached the national quarter finals. Featuring ‘Ain’t it Good’ – from Children of Eden.

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1987 Waterford Crystal Vs Cork Teachers & Students National Semi – Show Programme

Back to 1987 today and a show programme from the National Tops competition where Waterford Crystal marched to the National Final. Produced by Michael Grant it featured an epic Les Miserables scene. Have a look. 1987 – Waterford Crystal Vs Cork Teachers & Students – Show Programme

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WTA 059 – The Opening From The Nokia Tops 1986

It’s time for another Tops video and we are back to 1986 and Nokia, produced by Denny Corcoran. This time Denny chose a ‘Swing’ opening with a song from A Chorusline added in for good measure.

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WTA 056 – Eddie Wymberry

Another legend has left the Waterford Theatre circle. A compere, comedian, producer, performer, broadcaster, soundtrack to so many peoples St. Patricks Day Parade… the list goes on and on. A man who made so many people laugh and who did so much for charity. Some people have been on to ask had I anything from Eddie, and thankfully I do. …

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WTA 052 – Gee Officer Krupke – Waterford Crystal 1985 Tops

Back to 1985 and Gee Officer Krupke featuring Davy Sutton and a host of legends was one of the key scenes. It’s a bit dark – but it’s great – enjoy!

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WTA 048 – Tramore Tops 1993 – Musicals Scene

One of the great scenes from the Tramore Tops show that made the final in 1993 – a medley of songs from West End and Broadway musicals. Soloists are Liam Butler, Karen Steenson, Liam Molumby and Seneiva Magill. Hard to believe it’s 25 years ago now!

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WTA 043 – Nokia 1990 Opening Tops VIDEO

Back to Tops today and a video from 1990 featuring the opening of the Nokia show and an extract from ‘Anything Goes’, produced by Michael Grant.

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WTA 039 – 1994 Tops – The Aladdin Scene

Here is the centrepiece scene from the 1994 Waterford Crystal Tops show – Aladdin – which at the time was just a brand new Disney Film. Enjoy!

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WTA 038 – Waterford Crystal Tops 1987 – The Les Mis Scene

Another stroll down Tops memory lane today. 1987 was the year of Les Mis in Tops shows and Michael Grant’s Crystal show marched to the national final. In this clip you’ll see too many familiar faces to mention – best to just sit back and enjoy it – it’s a great bit of nostalgia.

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Videos – Waterford Glass Tops 1983 – Underneath the Arches with Denny and Boola

Today’s video is a right trip back memory lane in Tops land. This scene was pure nostalgia when it went on in 1983, so 34 years later it’s even more nostalgic! Denny and Boola take us through a Flanaghan and Allen routine centering around ‘Underneath the Arches’ – they are joined by a full chorus and later by Ken Barry …

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Video – A Taste Of Tops RTE Programme

Delighted to get a copy of this 1993 feature programme that RTE ran coming up to the national final. Its an hour long feature with familiar faces including a song from Liam Butler and an interview panel that featured Bryan Flynn. There are a host of other national faces such as Pat McGann and Niall O’Flynn there as well, performances …

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Video – Tramore Tops 1989 – The Lullaby of Broadway

This is a clip from the 1989 Tramore Tops production – the ‘Lullaby of Broadway’ scene featuring some Tramore legends.

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WTA 029 – 1986 – Nokia Tops of the Town Finale

I’m doing my weekly Tops video on a Monday this week as I missed last Thursday somehow! This is the finale to the 1986 Nokia tops of the Town produced by Denny Corcoran. Featuring ‘Big Time’ from Mack and Mabel, ‘I Am what I Am’ from La Cage Aux Folles and ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ amongst other …

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Video – Song And Dance Man from Port and Docks 1992

Another legend from Tops days and Waterford Theatre in general is one Patsy Sheridan. Here he is from the 1992 Port And Docks tops show with his team of tap dancers performing ‘Song and Dance Man’. This scene was notable because Patsy was conducting the show in the pit and every night in the blackout climbed up onto the stage …

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WTA 025 – 1985 – Waterford Crystal Finale

Here’s another treat from the past – the finale from the 1985 Waterford Crystal Tops show produced by Michael Grant with a host of Waterford Legends featuring on the vocals. It is ‘of it’s time’ so the video quality isn’t the best, but it’s good enough to give an idea of the vibe of the show. It’s a classic !

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WTA 023 – Tops Slideshow

This is a great little slideshow that was originally put together by Michael Grant for the Variety Club of Waterford’s Tops dinner back in 2008. It has quite a lot of personalities in it (not just Dee Lanigan!), crossing between quite a number of the Tops shows over the years.  Well worth a watch to find all the heads you …

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WTA 022 – 1984 Clover Meats Finale

Today we have the finale from the 1984 Clover Meats Tops of the Town show produced by Michael Grant. It’s a great clip because it features another Waterford Legend of days gone by – Richie Collins singing Alexanders Ragtime Band. This 1984 show upset the odds by beating the much fancied Banks and Finance show produced by Dermot Graham in …

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WTA 019 – More Faces In the Crowd

People seemed to really enjoy the last ‘Faces from the Crowd’ video – so here’s another one, also taken before a Tops show in 1990. There’s loads more familiar faces in there in the Theatre Royal. Enjoy!

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Video – The Perfect Man – Tramore Tops 1993

In 1993 Tramore Players Anonymous were ‘Making the Perfect Man’, based on the Chris DeBurgh song of the same name. The scene was lead by Liam Molumby and the entire show was produced by Bryan Flynn. It’s a great scene and a brilliant example of making a scene out of a song in a different context.

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Video – Metropolis from Waterford Crystal 1990

In 1990 Waterford Crystal were presenting ‘Metropolis’ as the Centre scene of their Tops entry. This entry went as far as the national quarter-finals in Athlone. Produced by Denny Corcoran.

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