WTA 138 – 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 […]

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Showtime – Season 2 Ep 1 – John Player Tops Special Podcast

To round off the weekend 25th Anniversary here is a special episode I put together with the help of Bill Stafford, Paul Browne, Karen Hearne, Ben Hennessy, Richie Hayes and Seneiva Magill […]

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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 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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RTE GUIDE FROM 1994 – TOPS FEATURE

For the weekend that was in it back in 1994 the RTE Guide ran a feature for ‘Tops’. Here it is to peruse. 1994 – Tops Feature – RTE Guide

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1978 – Tops Local Rounds, Slieverue v Waterford Crystal

Back 40 years to 1978 today and a programme from the first local rounds of the Tops Competition that year. It’s the turn of Slieverue and Waterford Crystal. Added to the Tops […]

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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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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. […]

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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 050 – You Are The Light from Waterford Crystal 1990

This is the first time the epic song ‘You Are The Light’ from the ill fated musical ‘Metropolis’ was heard in Waterford. A huge choral gospel piece, it provided the finale for […]

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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 […]

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1986 – Tops Of The Town – National Final – Programme

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 […]

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WTA 036 – 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 […]

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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 […]

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WTA 024 – 1985 – The Military Fairy

From the 1985 Waterford Crystal show produced by Michael Grant comes this vintage piece of comedy – ‘The Military Fairy’. It’s only a short video – worth a look to see some […]

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WTA 020 – The Finale from the Waterford Crystal Show – 1994

The brilliant finale from the 1994 Waterford Crystal winning show featuring a huge finale version of ‘I Got Rhythm’. Produced by Bryan Flynn it swept to victory in the televised final against […]

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WTA 015 – 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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WAT 013 – Worlds Apart and Muddy Waters from The Waterford Crystal Show 1987

Starting with ‘Worlds Apart’ featuring Terry ‘Scol’ Grant and Tobie Hickey into ‘Muddy Waters’ featuring Ben Delaney and Rip The Calico this was a stormer of a scene from the 1987 National […]

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Tops Programmes Added

It seems like I could add Tops Programmes forever there are so many of them over the years. Today’s selection include – 1978 Raytex vs Banks and Finance in the first local […]

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WTA 007 – Waterford Crystal 1986 Me And My Girl Scene

Today I’m delighted to add the video of the 1986 ‘Me and My Girl’ scene that featured in the national final. Waterford Crystal reached the televised final 2 years in succession – […]

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Some Vintage Tops Programmes Added

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 […]

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WTA005 – John Player Tops Promo Video added

    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 […]

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WTA 002 – 1983 Waterford Crystal ‘My City Of Music’ scene video.

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 […]

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1979 Tops Original Adjudicators sheets added today!

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 […]

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Some Tops Programmes, Photos and Reviews added

If you were in, or know somebody who was in the 1985 National Semifinal – Waterford Crystal vs Analog, the 1987 Local Rounds Tramore Parish vs Nokia, the 1989 National Quarter Final […]

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Waterford Crystal 1994 National Award Winning Tops Video

The national Tops winning show of 1994. All copyright acknowledged to the respective owners. If anybody has any issues with this being uploaded it will be removed at once. Added to the […]

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1970 – Adjudicators report on Tops Of The Town First Rounds

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Way way back to almost 50 years ago today and Des Keogh was the national Tops adjudicator. I have come across a number of these adjudications – and they are always interesting. […]

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WTA 136 – The Finale From The Tramore Tops 1993

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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 […]

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1961 – Die Fledermaus – De La Salle MS

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Back 58 years to 1961 and the show programme from the De La Salle Musical Society production of Die Fledermaus. Added to the DLS Archive here. 1961 – Die Fledermaus – Show […]

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1976 – ACEC Audio From the Tops Of The Town National Final

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Here’s a blast from the past – 43 years ago the final of the Tops of The Top Final was won for the third time by the ACEC. No video exists (to […]

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