are doing a better job of hanging on to their kids," he said.
pride themselves on sticking with issues over the long haul--like racial equality, economic justice, hunger, peace, and the environment--and pursuing these issues quietly rather than staging events merely to make news.
What the future will bring for moderates and mainliners
Graham exhibited the same openness toward over-scrubbed mainliners
on his theological left, under-scrubbed pentecostals on his theological right, and many folk who did not fit on any conventional theological map, including the Orthodox.
McBride had already announced plans for a countrywide tour with his original Mainliners
Showband in the New Year.
Many of the home-based singers are also doing very well while the past three nights have seen soldout shows in the Iontas Theatre in Castleblayney for the new Four Country Roads play, written by John McArdle, and based on the relationship between the songs of Big Tom and the Mainliners
and the Irish emigrant community overseas.
The proportion of all teenagers who identify themselves as mainliners
has fallen each decade -- from 22% in 1984, to 11% in 1992 and settling in at 8% according to the latest research.
In the earlier study, 58 percent of the mainliners
and 53 percent of the evangelicals did.
I had journeyed to the northlands for the premiere of Four Country Roads, the new play by Castleblayney man John McArdle based on the songs of Big Tom and the Mainliners
and their special link with the Irish emigrant community in the UK.
All the major bands of that era such as Big Tom and the Mainliners
, Roly Daniels, Brian Coll, Brendan Shine, Larry Cunningham, Gina, Dale Haze and the Champions, Brendan Quinn, DJ Cortin and the Kerry Blues, Brush Shiels, The Memories and others all entertained the dancers in the Ranch House.
THE world premiere of FOUR COUNTRY ROADS, a new play based on the huge impact Big Tom and the Mainliners
had on a whole generation of Irish people, and especially on the Irish emigrant community in the UK, takes place in the Iontas Theatre in Castleblayney tonight.
Here you'll find Big Tom and the Mainliners
with Lonesome At Your Table, the famous Clipper Carlton from Strabane with Can a Bluebird Fly, Brian Coll singing his lonesome Cattle Call and also Walk On By, and Roly Daniels with the title song, Old Ireland Is Goin' All Western.