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John Reddigan - c1975

John Reddigan - c1975

Date Added: 09 March 2006 Contributor: Roy Thomas Year: 1975 Picture No: 1568

John Reddigan behind the bar in the Royal.

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Used to sing some great duets with John, still have a copy on tape. If anyone knows where John is now please let me know. Comment left on 20 March 2006 at 12:00 by Roy Thomas
I think this is my first cousin John Reddigan. I live in Newfoundland, Canada Comment left on 25 June 2006 at 23:27 by Linda Reddigan
I know John Reddigan very well. John and I both played in a band located in Dingwall, Rosshire, Scotland, called the Melotones.
John now lives in Glasgow. Call me for his address.
Comment left on 19 October 2008 at 22:44 by Bert MacKay
Finally made contact with John after 29 years. In phone contact quite often. John now lives in Glasgow. Comment left on 28 July 2009 at 10:46 by Roy Thomas
I went to Fortrose Academy with a John Reddigan. Is it the same one we were at school in the mid fifties? Comment left on 28 July 2009 at 21:53 by Mary Mackay now Tomlinson Harrison
I talk to John quite often. I am in Alberta Canada and was back in Dingwall last year for a Melotones reunion. Regrettably most have passed away. John lives in Strathblane. email me for his phone number. He will welcome a call. I used to go to Cromarty, Fortrose and Rosemarkie often. The best looking girls were there. Comment left on 29 July 2009 at 22:13 by Bert MacKay (born in Beauly)
That's quite true about the girls, Bert. i know cos i was married to the "Best" looking girl in Cromarty.!!! Comment left on 30 July 2009 at 12:12 by Roy Thomas
This is my first cousin.He is a great entertainer. He sings the newfoundland songs his Father taught him.I hope he will soon come to visit us again. Comment left on 01 November 2009 at 16:10 by Eileen Crane
When I grew up in Beauly (was born on the Lovat Estate) We used to take regular trips to Rosemarkie. When I graduated from Inverness Royal Academy I took a bet to climb the TV tower that was new in 1954 and did that. Anyway I remember lots of friends and girlfriends down there some have passed on.

When I was playing with the Melotones Band we had a great fan called Willie Trail from the Black Isle. Is he still alive?
Also my sister Fiona Chisholm runs the Pace Petrol Station at Tore. If anybody remembers the Melotones just e-mail me. Black Isle, one of Scotlands friendliest places. If you want John Reddigan's phone number e-mail me also. Talk to him all the time about the great 50's and 60's.
Comment left on 02 November 2009 at 19:15 by Bert MacKay (played guitar with the Melotones)
Was back in Cromarty in February, got together with John again after 30 years and dueted again at Rosemary Hogg's house. Had a good time and it was nice to see Rosemary again after all those years. Comment left on 27 March 2010 at 22:54 by Roy Thomas
Thanks Roy.
John called me last week as gave me Rosemarys phone number. I will call her as I hear she is great on the keyboard.
Our family is still grieving after our daughter was killed in an athletic accident in Spain and the story was in the Rosshire Journal.
Bert MacKay, St Albert, Alberta, Canada.
Comment left on 28 March 2010 at 23:26 by Bert MacKay
Let me tell you Bert Mackay was the Guitarist with the famous Dingwall Melotones as all us oldies remember Bert had his own distinctive sound Fender Guitar Vox 30 amplifier.Ghost Riders in the sky.was the biggie number he was a great influence to me personally.I used to go home get guitar out and wish I could play like Bert.Bert left for Canada and never looked fate would have it I replaced him in the Meletones.a hard act to follow.but boy was I chuffed.Im happy to relate I have spoken to Bert many times in Canada he tragically lost a daughter in a cycling accident Bert started his musical career like so many in the Beauly Skiffle group.I loved dueting with Roy Thomas our voices clicked Roy is a him singing the song.In my Liverpool home.happy times Added by J. Reddigan 12/5/13/. Comment left on 12 May 2013 at 15:56 by JOHN REDDIGAN
Thanks John. Long time since the Melotones played at the "STRATH" but I hope to make a trrip[ back to Dingwall in to be set and John and I will be there to entertain all the old and young Melotones Fans at the LEGION.
Stay tuned for date.
Comment left on 15 May 2013 at 01:13 by Bert MacKay
Bert, I knew your mum and dad in Beauly. Can't email you because I don't know your email address! I will ask JR, he might have it.
Comment left on 12 December 2014 at 23:52 by John
Had a reunion with Fergie Brown the horn player in the Melotones but Jock(Ian) Fraser had to play at Skibo Castle and Eric Sutherland (bass) was very ill and could not make it but many of the Melotones family were there and the Legion with Billy and Meg handled all the PINTS and Sandwiches very well. Best of luck to all and a Happy New Year coming up. Comment left on 13 December 2014 at 22:46 by Bert MacKay, Edmonton, Alberta.
John - OF COURSE you know Bert's email address.

Just click on his name on this page and you can send him an email
Comment left on 14 December 2014 at 10:52 by Margaret Tong
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