|Organisation :||Waterford County Museum|
|Article Title :||Tallow : An Outline History|
|Page Title :||Bands And Songs|
|Page Number :||11|
|Publication Date :||09 November 2013|
|Expiry Date :||Never Expires|
Tallow was renowned for its Irish dancing and ballroom dancing. The Piper Band in 1936 cornprised of :- J. Fenton, F. Prendergast, M. Davitt, Thomas Clancy, Thomas McSweeney, John Fraser, Sydney Fraser, Joe Prendergast R.I.P., Ned Condon R.I.P. and P. Keyes.
In 1931 there was a Tallow dance band consisting of Gerry Goggin, Thomas Fitzgerald and Francis Prendergast. This band played together for six years and their first venue was at Curraglass Harrier Dance at Glasshouse.
In 1937 The Brideside Serenaders came into being to give enjoyment and 'craic' to the teenagers of the time especially during war time when transport was virtually non-existant and money was scarce. Every Friday night they played at the local Regal Cinema known as the "Four-Penny Hop". It could well have been called 'The Ballroom of Romance". The founders were:- F. Prendergast, G. Goggin, Dave Doyle, V. Acres, T. Fitzgerald, J. Mellerick and M. Long.
The Bride-Side Serenaders are no more, but the memories of their music will linger on for many a long day for those who had the good fortune to have danced to it and indeed, for those who sat back and enjoyed it.
The Glancing Bride
The Bride side, the Bride side
One Sunday to Dungarvan town,
For the first five minutes of the play
And quick to Curley he did pass
And soon again another goal,
So here's to Tallow's brave fifteen