1994 – Walk The Dinosaur / Land of A Thousand Dances – Waterford Crystal
Here is the pre-historic scene from the 1994 Waterford Crystal Tops show….
Here is the pre-historic scene from the 1994 Waterford Crystal Tops show….
1964 – Tops Programe – Snowcream Vs St. Otterans Click on the image below to see the programme. For more Tops programmes click here. 1964 – Tops Programe – Snowcream Vs St. Otterans For those of […]
Another classic Tops programme – this one from 1963 and it’s the turn of Snowcream vs Waterford Grocers and Drapers. Click below for a look.
Another vintage programme for the archive – this time the local rounds and the 1963 competition. This is ACEC vs Sack & Bag. Click below to have a browse.
By special request here is a video from 1984 – it’s the Loonies from the Clover Meats Tops.
Here is some classic comedy from the 1989 Tramore Tops with some legends on display including Denny Corcoran and Nicky Cummins !
How things changed from the early days of Tops – the 1995 rules booklet is one of the last sets of rules published as the competition was well in decline at that point. Click on […]
Here is the opening from the 1992 Port and Docks Tops of the Town show fronted by the wonderful Greta Rochford.
Here is another one of those Handwritten Adjudicators Reports – always very popular. This one from the local rounds in 1981 for Waterford Glass. Click below to have a browse. 1981 – Handwritten Adjudicators Report […]
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 […]
1975 and the ACEC were presenting ‘The Colour Cast Show’ against CIE’s ‘Railroad to Rhythm’. Here is the show programme from that years second round meeting. 1975 – Second Round – ACEC vs CIE – […]
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. 1978 – Tops Local Rounds – Slieverue […]
From the 1990 Tops here is Waterford Crystals Dance scene. This was recorded at the national quarter final stage.
Here is the show programme from the 1979 Tops local competition – this time it’s Banks and Finance Vs St. Pauls . Have a browse. 1979 – Tops Of The Town Local – Banks and […]
A show programme today from the 1980 Local Rounds – Waterford Shopping Centre vs Waterford Glass. 1980 Local Rounds – Waterford SC Vs Waterford Glass
Here is the opening from the 1989 Nokia Tops entry.
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 […]
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.
Continuing our Tops Anniversary weekend – here is the Irish Scene from the John Player Tops national award winning show from 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!
I love these old Tops Magazines – this one from 1985. The other 2 in the archive are here and here. As usual, there are loads of photos from around the country as well as […]
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 […]
The opening of the 1986 John Player Tops National Final. Waterford Crystal – produced by Michael Grant.
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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!
These are great to see – although over 40 years old you can still make out some familiar faces in these colour photos from the hey day of Tops in Waterford. See if you can […]
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 […]
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 […]
I like adding in bits of memorabilia now and again. This time it’s back to 1975 and the adjudicators report from Jack Cruise on The Foundry show. He also gives the breakdown of points for […]
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 […]
This is a clip from the 1989 Tramore Tops production – the ‘Lullaby of Broadway’ scene featuring some Tramore legends.
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 […]
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 […]
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’ […]
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 Waterford Legends threading […]
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 […]
An absolute rarity today – Sean Cotter’s handwritten ACEC Tops adjudication from 43 years ago – 1974. The show was the famous ACEC final show featuring Jesus Christ Superstar. Have a read… its great to […]
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 […]
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 Woodville community group.
This programme has an absolute multitude of reading in it. From interviews about the tops to pictures of the tops, memories of legends gone by – its worth a read for anybody with even a […]
Who could forget Paul Kavanagh in a bald wig and Kieran Doyle in full Rocky Horror garb as Tramore brought us a clip of the controversial ‘Rocky Horror Show’ in the 1992 Tops. Bryan Flynn […]
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 – 1986 and 1987, […]
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 […]
Have a look at the national magazine published in 1983 by the national Tops organisers. There’s loads of Waterford photos from various years, pieces on Waterford Tops, articles from Tops people – and what I […]
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, […]
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. […]
In 1977 the ACEC walked to their 3rd national title in the 1970’s with a show that was famous for featuring an extract from ‘Evita’ a full year before it was actually produced on stage […]
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