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The Pattersons were an Irish folk band from County Donegal during the 1960s and 1970s. Originally consisting of Billy, Ronnie, Christine and Dorothy, they became a trio in 1969 when Dorothy left. The group released 5 LPs and achieved international recognition in the 1970s. They are remembered for their 13 appearances on the Morecambe & Wise show.
Ronnie Patterson married Rhona Duffy and produced two daughters, Stephanie and Gillian. He retired from RTÉ and now lives near Ramelton, Co. Donegal.
Christine Patterson married Dr. Michael O'Dowd and they have four children, Katy, Clare, Michael and David. They reside in Bearna, Co. Galway.
Billy Patterson married Carmel Gallagher and had three children, Aran, Iona and Adam. They now live in Manorcunningham, County Donegal. His first marriage to Jane blessed him with daughters Kiera, Jacqueline and Lizzie.
Dorothy Patterson married Bill Orr and they have three children, Tory, Ailsa and Christopher. They lived near Dungloe, Co. Donegal. Dorothy died in 2009.
- The Gramophone, Volume 48, p. 489