A new book written by Dr Derek Mulcahy and published by the Limerick Writers’ Centre called ‘The Leader of the Band’, depicts the life and history of Limerick man Patrick J. McNamara along with his brothers Michael, John and Thomas who formed the original McNamara’s band and emigrated from Limerick in early 1900s. The book comes with two CDs of music of McNamara’s Band New York recordings from 1921 to 1927.
The Leader of the Band is available directly from the author, in St Mary’s Band Hall any Sunday from 12 to 1pm, on-line and various bookshops throughout the city from 27th November 2021.
Note: International postage may vary from website calculation: UK, USA, Canada is E7.50: Australia & New Zealand E9.50
“I never knew that Patrick J. McNamara and his band were the inspiration for Bing Crosbie’s song McNamara’s Band, wow!” Limerick Paddy.