Give it up for a decade of The Shanks, a Cork band that shook the Irish music scene in the 1990s.
The Shanks hailed from Newmarket in Co. Cork but relocated to Cork city in 1990.
The band started out as a four piece, the original line up under the management of the legendary Jim Clancy, featured Tim Murphy (guitar and vocals), Eoin Stan O’Sullivan (guitar), Mick Hayes (bass guitar) and Niall Lynch (drums).
However, Tim departed the band after their Sultans of Ping tour support slot in May 1992.
The band members continued to be contributors to the Cork music scene with Stan playing in The Céilí Allstars and Stanley Super 800. Mick and Niall would go on to perform with Rulers Of The Planet, while Niall currently drums with Cork indie outfit Jonny Rep.
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