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     There was a great sense of relief among the band members when Planxty broke up in November 1975. We were tired out and had no inspiration left. After a short period, the relief began to turn into a slight fear as to what we would do without Planxty!

     Paul Brady --- who had been in the band for about 16 months - and I had formed a very good working relationship and we decided to continue as a duo. We started slowly... On February 7th, 1976 we played our first gig in The Merriman Tavern in Scarriff, Co. Clare where Planxty had been a huge sell-out over the years. We had a very small crowd and earned £80! However, things improved quite rapidly. We rehearsed long and hard, usually in the house I was living in, in Donnybrook, Dublin. After a pretty good gig in Liberty Hall, Dublin, we never looked back! 

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