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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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The mainliners are doing a better job of hanging on to their kids," he said.
Many of the home-based singers are also doing very well while the past three nights have seen soldout shows in the Iontas Theatre in Castleblayney for the new Four Country Roads play, written by John McArdle, and based on the relationship between the songs of Big Tom and the Mainliners and the Irish emigrant community overseas.
Mr Basil Williams, Mainliners, 38-40 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4RS
In the earlier study, 58 percent of the mainliners and 53 percent of the evangelicals did.
I had journeyed to the northlands for the premiere of Four Country Roads, the new play by Castleblayney man John McArdle based on the songs of Big Tom and the Mainliners and their special link with the Irish emigrant community in the UK.
All the major bands of that era such as Big Tom and the Mainliners, Roly Daniels, Brian Coll, Brendan Shine, Larry Cunningham, Gina, Dale Haze and the Champions, Brendan Quinn, DJ Cortin and the Kerry Blues, Brush Shiels, The Memories and others all entertained the dancers in the Ranch House.
THE world premiere of FOUR COUNTRY ROADS, a new play based on the huge impact Big Tom and the Mainliners had on a whole generation of Irish people, and especially on the Irish emigrant community in the UK, takes place in the Iontas Theatre in Castleblayney tonight.
Here you'll find Big Tom and the Mainliners with Lonesome At Your Table, the famous Clipper Carlton from Strabane with Can a Bluebird Fly, Brian Coll singing his lonesome Cattle Call and also Walk On By, and Roly Daniels with the title song, Old Ireland Is Goin' All Western.
FOUR Country Roads, a new play based on the colossal impact Big Tom and the Mainliners had on a whole generation of Irish people, and especially their incredible link with the Irish emigrant community in the UK through their songs and music, will have its world premiere in Castleblayney next week.
When Ireland's Big Tom recorded Gentle Mother in 1966, it was only the B side of a single featuring Ginger Morgan of the Mainliners.
Henry McMahon, one of the original Mainliners and current manager of Jimmy Buckley and Thomas Maguire and Fhiona Ennis, was suitably impressed by the talent of Leanne and Carrie, and decided to sign them up.
According to Spotlight magazine, the bible of the entertainment business in the country at the time, the Top 10 bands in 1968 on the basis of average crowd attendance were (in alphabetical order): Dixies, Dreams, Drifters, Freshmen, Hoedowners, Miami, Mainliners and Big Tom, Mighty Avons, Royal, Sands.