The Carlton Showband

The Carlton Showband

Profile:
The Carlton Showband is a Canadian musical group of the Irish genre. Formed in Brampton, Ontario in November 1963, the band initially named themselves the Carlton Danceband in reference to Toronto's Carlton Street where Maple Leaf Gardens was located.
The initial recording lineup included 5 musicians from Ireland: Chris O'Toole (leader), Christy McLaughlin, Mike Feeney, Seamus Grew, Sean McManus, and Fred White (the lone Canadian, from Nova Scotia). By their second album release, Irishmen Johnny Ferguson and Mitch McCoy were added. McCoy departed after 2 years, replaced by Bob Lewis (of Nova Scotia). This would be the most popular lineup from approx. 1968 through the mid-70s, and for most of their award-winning RCA years.
They were the regular band on The Pig and Whistle, a popular CTV television musical variety show that aired from 1967 to 1977.
Despite the end of their regular national television series exposure, the band continued to perform until their dissolution in 1996. Fred White continues to do the occasional show using the Carlton Showband name.
McManus died 1989; O'Toole in 2005; Patterson in 2007; Lewis in 2008; Feeney in 2011. McLaughlin died in November 2014 Grew and White are the surviving members from the popular '60s lineup.
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The Carlton Showband Discography

Albums

The Carlton Showband We're Off To Dublin On The Green (Album) Mala US 1966 Sell This Version
CLS 904 (D) The Carlton Showband The Carlton Showband(LP, Album) CASL CLS 904 (D) Canada 1966 Sell This Version
PCS 1173 The Carlton Showband The Carlton Showband(LP, Album) RCA Victor PCS 1173 Canada 1966 Sell This Version
The Carlton Showband A Night At The Pub With The Carlton Showband (Album) RCA Victor Canada 1967 Sell This Version
PCS-1203 The Carlton Showband On Tour(LP, Album) RCA Victor PCS-1203 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
The Carlton Showband At The Pig And Whistle (Album) Arc Records (4) Canada 1969 Sell This Version
The Carlton Showband Time Gentlemen, Please (Album) RCA Victor Canada 1970 Sell This Version
CASX-2539 The Carlton Showband Sing Irishman Sing(LP, Album) RCA Camden CASX-2539 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
CASX-2597 The Carlton Showband Special(LP, Album) RCA Camden CASX-2597 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
The Carlton Showband By Request (Album) RCA Camden Canada 1973 Sell This Version
CASX--2620 The Carlton Showband Carlton Country(LP, Album) RCA Camden CASX--2620 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
The Carlton Showband Any Dream Will Do (Album) RCA Victor Canada 1975 Sell This Version
TA-1028 The Carlton Showband First Choice(LP, Album) Tee Vee Records TA-1028 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
KXL1-0142 The Carlton Showband One Up On The World(LP, Album) RCA Victor KXL1-0142 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
KXL1-0259 The Carlton Showband Here We Go Again(LP, Album) RCA Victor KXL1-0259 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
KSL2-7064 The Carlton Showband 20 Gospel Favourites(2xLP, Album) RCA Special Products KSL2-7064 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
The Carlton Showband 16 Most Requested Songs (Album) RCA Victor, RCA Special Products Canada 1978 Sell This Version
KXL1-0333 The Carlton Showband Hard Times(LP, Album) RCA Victor KXL1-0333 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
KXL1-0362 Carlton Showband* Back to the Sod(LP, Album) RCA KXL1-0362 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
WRC1-2634 The Carlton Showband Three Steps To Heaven(LP, Album) World Records (3) WRC1-2634 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
The Carlton Showband Reflections (Album) World Records (3) 1985 Sell This Version
CSBLP-02588 The Carlton Showband 25th Anniversary(LP, Album) Not On Label CSBLP-02588 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
WRC1 4774 The Carlton Showband We Wish You A Merry Christmas(LP) Carlton Showband WRC1 4774 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

57-3418 The Carlton Showband Bonnie Wee Jennie McCall(7", Single) RCA Victor 57-3418 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
CC-2107X The Carlton Showband Up Went Nelson(7", Single) CASL CC-2107X Canada 1966 Sell This Version