Waterford Crystal got to the national final in two successive years in the 1980’s – ’86 and ’87, both produced by Michael Grant. Unfortunately neither resulted in a win for Waterford, but it was very very close! Here is the programme from the 1986 national final, courtesy of Aidan McGrath.
Adding to the archive of Tops material we have 3 vintage Tops programmes – the 1975 National Semi-final in Salthill between Waterford Banks and Finance and Sunbeam ltd, the 1980 local rounds between St. Paul’s (non competitive) and Waterford Crystal, and the 1974 local final between the ACEC and Waterford
Todays update is a video put together by John Player towards the very end of the Tops competition in an attempt to encourage groups to enter.. feauturing adjudicators, Niall O’Flynn and others – but it also features Peter Doyle, who was at the time local tops co-ordinator and some footage
Today’s update is a video. It is the scene from the 1983 Waterford Crystal Tops where ‘My City Of Music’ first appeared. Featuring music from Val Doonican, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Tom Dunphy, and William Vincent Wallace, the scene is tied together at the end with the iconic first ever performance of
This is quite a find – the original adjudication sheets from the Waterford Crystal tops show of 1979. The show was adjudicated on 3 separate occasions, and you can see each adjudication and marking there. Also included is the quarter-finalists of 1979 and their marking and also some rules pertaining