My thanks to Alan Stapleton for sending through these pictures. During ’64 / 65 the Trems and me went to Ireland to make a film called ‘A Touch of Blarney’. Alan (then aged 10 years) was one of the Stapleton children and they lived in a big white house in Silverpine Studios in Bray. I’m really grateful to Alan for sending these pictures through as there are not many pictures from our film making days around!



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  1. Dick Stoll says:

    Very nice now to see pictures of ‘A Touch Of Blarney’, a film from 1964 with the song ‘Don’t Cry’. There is very little information about this film on the internet. Information can be found about the films’ Just For Fun ‘(1963;’ Keep On Dancing ‘) and’ Africa Shakes’ (1966; probably with ‘Don’t Cry’, ‘Do You Love Me’, ‘Someone, Someone ‘and’ Come On In ‘), but almost nothing about’ A Touch of Blarney ‘. Grandiose now to see some photos. Thanks, Brian (and Alan Stapleton).

  2. Harry Knowles says:

    Hi, I have been a solid fan of Brian Poole since I was a young teenager. I collected every record for my own pleasure. When u was older u took my grandson to see him live in Llandudno . He was as thrilled as me as his music was still magic even ti the two new generations . My only wish now is to try and get a copy of a single that no one seems to recall. It was number 7 on Radio Caroline hit list .but I couldn’t buy it anywhere I saw Brian and the Trend live at Felixstowe .they sang it and Bacj stage Alan Blakey said he was suprised as it’s been released . The song was called ‘ Smile Now ‘ .. I haven’t heard it played ever again . I’d love to hear original recording and know what was on the B side. ( as they were always great sings aswell ) if posdible I’d appreciate hearing it. I did manage to contactsomeone ar Decca ( that’s how kern a fan I was/ am) they said if they pressed less than six hundred they broke the mould . So that must be what happened Radio Caroline had it and played it several times a day but wasn’t generally released. I’m 74 now with cancer so doubt I will get to hear it again unless Mr Brian Poole is good enough to play it on site or add it to any releases he may consider . I saw the farewell concert in Llandudno and had a brief chat and a photo with you But didn’t mention it this time, as I had asked both Brian a few years earlier and Rick West , who I saw at a petrol station on the M 1. RICK REMEMBERED It, SAID HE HAD A COPY . BUT WAS But wasn’t really interested. Understandably I supose as he probably gets fed up of fans questions ..especially when your just filling uo yhe car. Anyhow . I just wanted to say again as I did at the farewell concert. ThANK YOU FOR the FANTASTIC ENTERTAINMENT AND . Even when you went soli I collected your songs and any posters I could . . Hope you rock for many more years

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