The 50s and 60s Rock 'n' Roll scene is alive and well in Limerick as Buddy Holly fans flock from all over Ireland to celebrate.
Paddy Brennan from the Limerick Rock 'n' Roll Club describes the music of Buddy Holly as memorable and melodic. He also says that the Buddy Holly look was something which attracted fans to him with many opting to wear his trademark glasses. Brennan says of the event that he is
Trying to recreate the era of the 50s and 60s rock 'n' roll for the people of Limerick.
The event attracts people of all ages.
Music on the night was supplied by Drogheda band 'Dave Maher and the Rockets' with a special dance display given by All-Ireland Jiving Champions Mary Waters and Paddy Reilly.
An RTÉ News report by Michael Walsh broadcast on 4 February 1986.
Buddy Holly was killed in a plane crash at the age of 22 on 3 February 1959.