The Partisans

Photo via Jack Lyons (Irish Jack)

Photo via Jack Lyons (Irish Jack)

The Partisans were a post Blades Paul Cleary vehicle which featured Conor Brady (guitar), Damien McGoona (bass, ex No Name Band) and Tony Smyth (brother of The Bogey Boys’ Jimmy Smyth, also ex No Name Band) (drums). They released a 7 track mini LP on Hotwire Records in 1987 from which they released one single ‘I’m Doing Fine’. The Partisans released one further single ‘Open Your Eyes’ on Hotwire in 1988 followed by a single ‘Different Dance’ in 1989 on Trap Records. Paul Cleary’s next release was a solo album ‘Crooked Town’ on Reekus in 2001. Conor Brady went on to feature on The Commitments soundtrack and toured with The Corrs. Most recently he has played with Jerry Fish And The Mudbug Club but is now concentrating on production at his Phonic Studios where he worked in March 2009 with Stars Of Heaven and Revenants man Stephen Ryan.

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6 Responses to “The Partisans”

  1. DEREK DORAN Says:

    HI I AM LOOKING FOR The partisans ALBUM impossible A SONG ON IT CALLED DUBLIN CITY TOWN ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT THANKS GREAT WEBSITE KEEP UP YHE GOOD WORK

  2. sheelagh Says:

    Hi Derek, I have The Partisans album “Impossible” Why are you looking for it?…

  3. They also had Damien McGoona-Bass and Tony Smyth (brother of Jimmy Smyth, The Bogey Boys) on drums..
    Great site!

  4. Fanning Sessions Says:

    Thanks Toby, I have updated the post.

  5. Hi,I’m looking for a copy of the album impossible and a copy of the single by ray lynum and Paul cleary called too late.

  6. Does anybody have more information on existing recordings from Paul Cleary and The Partisans? We are trying to catalog their recording with the aim to have them released digitally (especially unreleased recordings)? See https://www.musicfadein.com/paul-cleary-the-partisans for current status. Any further information or contacts appreciated.

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