Here is a hilarious comedy scene from the 1994 national Tops final.
These documents are always popular – handwritten adjudication from the 1981 tops – Waterford Crystal. Click below for a read. 1981 – Tops Adjudication – Waterford Crystal
From the 1990 Tops here is Waterford Crystals Dance scene. This was recorded at the national quarter final stage.
More Tops goodies today – the brilliant opening from the 1994 Waterford Crystal Tops show fronted by Raymond Collins.
Here is the Irish scene from the 1990 Waterford Crystal Tops fronted by Liam Molumby.
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.
These old handwritten reports are priceless. Here is the report from the 1979 Waterford Glass Show – handwritten by Michael Twomey. Click below to have a read. 1979 – Tops Handwritten Adjudication Report
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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!
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 […]
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.
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.
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 Final produced by […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 – Tramore Community […]