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mainliner

A regional street term for a person who injects an illicit substance, usually heroin, into a vein.
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Tommy McArdle, director of the play, believes audiences will make an immediate connection with the theme of the play which is named after one of Big Tom's best known hits, Four Country Roads, written by Derry man, Johnny McCauley: "The story is about Bailey who comes home from England to have a video made with young handsome band-members acting as The Mainliners in their heyday.
LOOKING GOOD: Big Tom McBride and the new Rose of Tralee, Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain in the studios of the Mid-West Radio roadcaster during a recent broadcast from Castlebar; STEPPIN' OUT: Clare and John Reilly from Castleblayney danced the night away to Big Tom and the Mainliners in the Glencarn Hotel, Castleblayney
Over the past two years with his band The Mainliners, he has headlined two phenomenally successful tours with packed houses at venues around the country.
Fresh from playing support to Big Tom And The Mainliners at several of Tom's summer tour shows, John Feehan and Michael O'Grady have just released a promotional two track CD recorded at Jonathan Owens' studio in Granard.
Last summer, they played support to Big Tom and the Mainliners at a number of gigs in various parts of the country.
The cameras were in the Glencarn Hotel later the same night to capture the atmosphere as a capacity crowd danced the night away to Big Tom and the Mainliners and when his hit single Goin' Out the Same You Came In nearly brought the place down.
Margo has resided in Castleblayney for several years, a town and an area synonymous with Big Tom and the Mainliners.
When a listener to Eddie Murphy's showband show on Shannonside Radio wanted to hear a track from Big Tom and the Mainliners album, THE IMAGE OF ME (recorded around 1970-71), Eddie put the wheels in motion.
That was back in the summer of 1975 when John was chosen to front the Mainliners after Big Tom's departure some weeks earlier.
John is the man who fronted the Mainliners after Big Tom's departure back in 1975.
In the early years there were Larry Cunningham and the Mighty Avons, Butch Moore and the Capitol, Brendan Bowyer and the Royal, Doc Carroll and the Royal Blues, the Melody Aces, Clipper Carlton, Johnny Flynn, as well as Big Tom and the Mainliners, Margo and her band, Hugo Duncan, Phil Begley, Susan McCann, Gene Stuart, Brian Coll and Brendan Shine to mention but a few.
All good knockabout stuff and a programme which reminded us that even allowing for the aberration that was Big Tom and the Mainliners, Castleblaney did produce some musical talent.