- 6 years ago
For countless Irish emigrants to London during the 20th century the Galtymore in Cricklewood, London was more than just a dance-hall. It was a home from home, a piece of Ireland where each weekend they could meet Irish friends from all over London, hear the music from the Irish country and showband scene and better still, get to see the showband stars in person.
Holidays like St. Patrick's Day and Christmas were always special at this venue for those who were exiled in London. Stars like Big Tom, Dickie Rock and Joe Dolan were all frequent visitors. The Galtymore was the original Ballroom of Romance and many a lifelong relationship began at this famous dancehall.
This documentary looks back on the glittering life and times of the infamous dance hall, and records the final nights at the Galtymore, speaking to some of the many Irish who have fond memories of the dance hall.