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Sabra
Dion Murphy, Cecile Murphy. and Robin Hope Guitar)

Dion and Cecile Murphy joined with Robin Hope and Fred Mummery in 1959 to create Dion Shannon and The Shamrocks, a group which played around the city of Christchurch and at New Brighton's Pier Restaurant, Sound Shell and local halls such as the North Beach Memorial Hall.  They played for many weddings, and spent 5 years in residence at The Copper Cat in lower High Street, playing 3 to 5 nights per week.  They went on from there to become Sabra and had residencies at hotels such as The Russley, The Clarendon and Noahs,as well as many local restaurants, as well as The Christchurch Town Hall.