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The Purple Taxi (Un Taxi Mauve), 1977

The following is a clip from the final scene of the 1977 movie The Purple Taxi (Un Taxi Mauve), featuring Peter Ustinof, Charlotte Rampling & Fred Estaire. This scene features the Blanchardstown Band playing on the bandstand on Dún Laoghaire Pier while the ferry departs in the background….The conductor recieved an Oscar nomination for his performance!

RTÉ’s Capital D, 2008

The following is a programme about the band broadcast on RTÉ’s Capital D programme in 2008. It includes music by the band recorded at Farmleigh House with the Steadfast Shoes Brass Band, Carrickmacross and the Newtown Silver Band, visiting from Wales. It also includes interviews with some of the band members.

South of Ireland Band Championships, Clonakilty, 2013

The following are recordings of the band performing at the 34th South of Ireland Band Championships in Clonakilty on the 6th July 2013. The band performed Jarabacek, Moon River, Hello Mary Lou and My Way at the competition. Unfortunately, we don’t have a recording of Jarabacek, but we do have recordings of Moon River, Hello Mary Lou and My Way. We also have a recording of Slaidburn, which the band played at a concert in Asna square in Clonakilty after the competition.

South of Ireland Band Championships, Clonakilty, 2014

The following are recordings of the band performing at the 35th South of Ireland Band Championships in Clonakilty on the 5th July 2013. The band performed the fanfare Intrada (arranged by our conductor Zdenek Ondrousek), Star Lake, The Second Waltz and Bugler’s Holiday at the competition.

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