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Gregory Donaghey Passes Away May 2 2024
Former Band Member of The Carlton Showband
By John Gavin, Wednesday, May 8, 2024


ASGregoryDonagheyPassesAwayMay22044.jpgIt is with Heavy Heart to report that Gregory Donaghey former

member of the beloved legend Irish music group,

The Carlton Showband has passed away on Thursday,

May 2, 2024 at age 78 of a massive stroke. He was a band member for

20 years (1976-1996).

He originally hailed from Sion Mills, County Tyrone, Northern

Ireland and began his musical journey with a band called The Cadets. Immigration led him to Canada,

where he found his place with the Carlton Showband. He joined the band in 1976.The Carlton Showband, formed

in Brampton, Ontario in 1963 was a mainstay in the Canadian music scene, particularly in Newfoundland,

a place thats holds the Carlton Showband in high regard. Gregory even spent some time living in NL before eventually

returning to Toronto.He was a regular performer on the National TV Show,

Pig & Whistle for many years. Gregory's passing leaves a void in the hearts of those who cherished

the Carlton Showband's music.His time with the band, particularly during frequent

visits to NL, is a testament to the enduring legacy of the Carlton Showband in Canada.

He become a great singer and as a point of Interest, the band with Gregory toured Northern Ireland just a few years ago.

On March 15, 2024 in Brampton, Ontario, the Band received a star on Brampton's Music Walk of Fame

and Gregory was there for the event and even sang solo to perfection.

For all information regarding the Carlton Showband, go to their face Book.