This is the programme from the infamous ‘Joseph’ Tops show produced by Dermot Graham in 1975. Have a browse!
Here is the pre-historic scene from the 1994 Waterford Crystal Tops show….
Here’s a ‘new’ old clip for you from the 1989 St. Pauls Tops entry. The Salvation Army Comedy. Enjoy! [AdSense-A}
Here is the Western Comedy from the 1993 Ray Ban Tops entry.
Encore – Show Programme – Jack Cunningham Productions Click below to read the programme from Jack Cunningham Productions ‘Encore’, a night full of Tops of the Town memories. For more Jack Cunningham Productions on the […]
Featuring a legendary line up here is a hilarious vintage comedy scene from the Waterford Glass 1983 Tops production.
Way back 52 years to the early days of Tops today and the show programme from the 1966 local rounds of the Builders vs Snowcream.
Here is Denny Corcoran & Company in full flow during the Western Comedy in the 1989 Tramore Tops production that reached the national quarter finals.
Some classic Tops Comedy from 1992. The Romeo and Juliet Comedy scene from the 1992 Port and Docks Tops show.
More from the Port and Docks 1992 Tops show – this time the previously unseen (on this page) Finale. [AdScene-A]
Here is the opening from the 1992 Port and Docks Tops of the Town show fronted by the wonderful Greta Rochford.
Here is one of the comedy scenes from the Ray Ban 1992 Tops Show featuring Konor Halpin, Terry ‘Scol’ Grant and Will Motherway.
1975 was the famous year of the ‘Joseph’ Tops presented by Dermot Grahams Waterford Glass team. Here is the programme from that famous production – in this round taking on the Foundry team who were […]
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.
In the 1970’s the ACEC dominated Tops both locally and nationally. 1978 saw the company present a 2 hour special show in the Theatre Royal to celebrate this success. Here is the show programme and […]
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.
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.
Here is the finale from the 1983 Waterford Glass Tops show fronted by a host of familiar faces…
A show programme today from the 1980 Local Rounds – Waterford Shopping Centre vs Waterford Glass. 1980 Local Rounds – Waterford SC Vs Waterford Glass
The controversial but brilliant Peace Scene from the 1980 Banks and Finance Tops Of the Town Show produced by the legendary Dermot Graham.
From the Ray Ban Tops in 1993 here is ‘Tell me Its Not True’ featuring a fine chorus!
Another one from the Nokia 1989 show from our recent stream – this time it’s the finale.
Here is the finale from the 1989 Tramore Tops of the Town entry that we showed recently on our stream.
For today it’s back to 1989 again and it’s the ‘Paint Your Wagon’ scene from the 1989 Tramore Tops .
Here is the gorgeous 5 part harmony group from the 1993 Ray Ban Tops with the classic ‘Is You Is’.
More Tops goodies today – the brilliant opening from the 1994 Waterford Crystal Tops show fronted by Raymond Collins.
Another classic Tops scene – this time the ‘Big Deal’ dance from the 1987 Tops from the Gaiety Theatre.
Some more Tops memories – this time from 1990 and the Nokia ‘A Scoop for NTV’ show. Here is the ‘Wishing and Hoping’ scene.
Here is another classic from the 1989 St. Pauls Tops – the 42nd street scene.
Here is the Java Jive quartet from the 1984 Clover Meats Tops show.
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!
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.
Here is the opening scene from the St. Pauls Tops , 1989 – the Viking Scene.
Here is the finale to the St. Pauls Tops Of The Town 1989 show. It features Brian ‘Mod’ Kennedy on lead vocals.
Here is Skid Row from Ray Bans 1992 show featuring the ‘Voice of Waterford’ himself the late great Billy McCarthy.
Here is the Irish scene from the 1990 Waterford Crystal Tops fronted by Liam Molumby.
Here is the opening to the Ray Ban Tops show from 1993 that made it to the national quarter finals in Wexford.
Here is the Nokia version of ‘Les Miserables’ from the John Player Tops competition, 1987.
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.
A classic moment from the past with Petey, Leo and Nicky in fine form – from the Raytext 1981 Tops of the Town show.
From the opening of the 1989 Tramore Tops Of The Town Show.
Here is the ‘Trial’ scene from the 1986 Glass show featuring ‘Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat’ fronted by Gary Power.
Here is the slideshow from our June Bank Holiday weekend Stream – I’ve had a lot of requests to see this one again.
Well… ‘Ladies’ is the polite way of putting it… some comedy from St. Pauls 1989 – enjoy…
This from the final of the 1987 Nokia ‘Tops’ show produced by Denny Corcoran featuring Enda Jackman and John Corcoran.
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 […]
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 […]
Featuring the legendary Ritchie Collins leading the troops is the 1984 Clover Tops opening which started with “No Business Like Show Business’.
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 , with thanks […]
Continuing our Tops Anniversary weekend – here is the Irish Scene from the John Player Tops national award winning show from 1994.
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.
A huge part of any Tops show was the comedy team. Here is the ‘Flintstones’ sketch from the 1994 national award-winning show. Enjoy!
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
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
In 1986 Waterford Glass reached the televised final of the Tops only to finish as runners-up. Here is the show programme from the quarter-final performance in Limerick vs the ESB group. 1986 – National Quarter […]
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
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 […]
To add to our collection of handwritten original adjudications we have this Waterford Glass one from the 1981 national quarter finals. Have a read to see what the adjudicator rated this production which did not […]
Some more Tops nostalgia here – the opening to the 1982 Waterford Glass Show.
Here is the programme from the 1989 Tops show when Tramore travelled to Dundalk for the national quarter finals. Click below to have a read. 1989 – National Tops Quarter Final – Tramore vs Clara
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 […]
The opening of the 1986 John Player Tops National Final. Waterford Crystal – produced by Michael Grant.
Here is the Tops Of The Town Local Rounds programme from 1990. Click below to have a read 1990 – Tops Of The Town Local Rounds Show Programme
Today it’s back to 1990 and Nokia’s ‘We’re In The Money’ finale from their 1990 Tops show directed by Michael Grant.
Here is the 1990 programme from Wexford when Nokia reached the national semi final stage 1990 – National Quarter Finals – Nokia – Programme
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.
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. […]
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!
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.
Here is the show programme from the 1992 Tops – Tramore vs the Port And Docks 1992 – Tramore vs Port And Docks – Show Programme
I love these old bits of memorabilia – once again a hand written adjudicators report, this time for the 1980 Waterford Glass Show. Worth having and preserving! Have a look. 1980 – Waterford Glass Tops […]
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!