The One Eyed Rattlers
Fundraiser for Limb-lengthening Clinic, Our Lady's Children
The One eyed Rattlers were formed in 1983 in The International Bar where they held a Thursday night residency for
the next 8 years and inspired the opening of Bad Bobs and the formation of many other good time outfits. Frankie Lane for example
(founder member of The Rattlers ) went on to front the very successful Fleadh Cowboys.
The Rattlers performed an
irreverent mix of bluegrass, country, tex/mex, rock'n roll and skiffle. The line up changed a little now and then and included
the afore mentioned Frankie Lane along with Don Knox and Smithy (both ex 'Spud' who discovered Paul McGuinness!), Randall
Rainwater, Mick McNally, Don Harris, brothers Brendan and Eddie O'Neil and also brothers Paul (Rock'n Roll Kid) Harrington
and Robert Harrington,
who was the acclaimed King of Skiffle Music in Ireland.
The Band continued to gig
sparodically, last performing in the Cobblestone in the dying days of the 20th Century. Sadly Robert Harrington passed away 5
years ago on the 1st July and the remaining members of the One Eyed Rattlers felt that it could never be as much fun without
They were persuaded however to play at the wedding of his daughter Susie to keep a promise Robert had made to her
and it was there that the idea of a memorial gig was discussed.
So to celebrate Roberts life and all the fun he created
in the world, his old musical friends are getting together for a performance on the 5th anniversary of Roberts final
departure from the stage. Frankie Lane, Paul Harrington, Don Knox, Mick McNally and Brendan O'Neil will all be there and many
more musicians are expected on the night.
Proceeds to a Charity yet to be confirmed!