Muff Divers

1979 - 1980

Tadhg Cland Vocals
Al Richardson Lead Guitar
George Bewley Rhythm Guitar
Steve Sylton Bass
John Hennessy Drums

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Gig Guide
29/06/1979 Bagnall's, Mullingar

30/06/1979 Bagnall's, Mullingar

05/07/1979 Hibernian, Mallow

06/07/1979 Sir Henry's, Cork

07/07/1979 Angelique's, Listowel

08/07/1979 Town Hall, Dungaruan

13/07/1979 Imperial Bar, Wexford

14/07/1979 Little Theatre, Gorey

15/07/1979 Gladstone Arms, Clonmel

17/07/1979 Munster Arms, Carrick On Suir

18/07/1979 Carlow

20/07/1979 Abbey Inn, Tralee

21/07/1979 Angelique's, Listowel

22/07/1979 Baldwinstown Inn, Wexford

26/07/1979 Hibernian, Marlow

27/07/1979 Teach Furbo, Galway

28/07/1979 Teach Furbo, Galway

30/07/1979 Blue Lagoon, Sligo

02/08/1979 Andy's Bar, Longford

03/08/1979 Sir Henry's, Cork

04/08/1979 Balwinstown Inn, Wexford

09/11/1979 Abbey Inn, Tralee

10/11/1979 Abbey Inn, Tralee

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23/12/1979 McGonagle's, Dublin Liam Mackey Hot Press. New Faces the Muff Divers are playing their second Dublin date, city boys who have served their apprenticeship throughout the country.The sound is crystal clear. Intelligent heavy metal pop, beaty and concise. A five piece, solid but subtle drumming, a bass, guitars, a guitar hero! Al Richardson, comes complete with ridiculous macho guitar poses and unusually woven guitar patterns.
A star is born. The Muff Divers ace vocalist and frontman Tyke. He cuts a ridiculous figure in tights and dressing gown, parading the stage, an intimate clown playing audience dynamics. He is a welcome addition to the Irish scene, carrying attention and interest, whether playing the part of a pusher in the insidious “Drop Another” (“Hey Kid! Ya wanna score?” he whispers, handing out Smarties) or deflating the other members poses (“Ladeez n’ Gentlemen, Al Richardson, guitar hero, Al Richardson, Ladeez n’ Gentlemen, AL RICHARDSON!”)
The Muff Divers major drawback is their inane and schoolboyish sexist posturing, designed to cause outrage but succeeding only in casting them as fools; it does not feature in the songs, so why the emphasis on the dirty mac brigade? Is there life beyond adolescence? Tomorrow knows.

02/02/1980 Crofton Airport Hotel, Dublin

06/02/1980 Magnet Bar, Dublin

09/02/1980 Crofton Airport Hotel, Dublin

13/02/1980 Magnet Bar, Dublin

15/02/1980 McGonagle's, Dublin

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16/02/1980 Crofton Airport Hotel, Dublin

20/02/1980 Magnet Bar, Dublin

23/02/1980 Crofton Airport Hotel, Dublin

27/02/1980 Magnet Bar, Dublin

29/02/1980 NCAD, Georges Quay, Dublin with The Spurts

02/03/1980 Crofton Airport Hotel, Dublin

05/03/1980 Magnet Bar, Dublin

07/03/1980 Kevin Street College, Dublin

08/03/1980 Dandelion Market, Dublin

09/03/1980 McGonagle's, Dublin

12/03/1980 Magnet Bar, Dublin

16/03/1980 McGonagle's, Dublin

19/03/1980 Magnet Bar, Dublin

23/03/1980 Crofton Airport Hotel, Dublin

26/03/1980 Magnet Bar, Dublin

25/05/1980 Crofton Airport Hotel, Dublin with The Resistors

02/06/1980 Crofton Airport Hotel, Dublin with The Resistors

07/06/1980 McGonagle's, Dublin

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09/06/1980 Crofton Airport Hotel, Dublin with The Resistors

15/06/1980 Crofton Airport Hotel, Dublin with The Resistors

03/08/1980 McGonagle's, Dublin

10/08/1980 McGonagle's, Dublin

17/08/1980 McGonagle's, Dublin

25/08/1980 McGonagle's, Dublin

07/09/1980 McGonagle's, Dublin

14/09/1980 McGonagle's, Dublin

21/09/1980 McGonagle's, Dublin

28/09/1980 McGonagle's, Dublin

09/11/1980 Abbey Inn, Tralee

10/11/1980 Abbey Inn, Tralee