The Mere Mortals (1990)

mere mortals

From Portlaoise, The Mere Mortals were a six piece band featuring Paul Marron (vocals), Paul Brophy (guitar, vocals), Ollie Plunkett (guitar), Des Rigney (bass), Pat Critchley (percussion, accordion) and Dick Duff (drums). This song was later released as their debut single in 1991. It entered the Irish charts in June peaking at #11. A second single was recorded but financial constraints prevented it from being properly promoted. Photo courtesy

Travelling On (1990)

3 Responses to “The Mere Mortals (1990)”

  1. I just love this song. I’ve been searching for a copy of it for years. Any chance it will be made available as a download? One of the many great Irish bands that didn’t make it. Anyway, the song still sounds as great nearly 20 years later. Thanks for putting up here.

  2. I love this song. I hope you respond and send me some of these beautiful songs that previous comment. thanks

  3. Dave Robinson Says:

    You guys might like to hear that the Mere Mortals are getting back together for a reunion gig as the entertainment highlight of the Monasterevin Venice of Ireland Festival. All six original members will perform in the Hazel Hotel Monasterevin, Co. Kildare on the 17th July 2010. Doors open 8.30pm. Booking details will be posted soon on

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