The Three Gems


Derek Bacon was the keyboard player with a trio in the sixties called the Three Gems. The other two members were Raymond Burns and his brother Ian.

They worked all the clubs in the area, even getting booked on a Tuesday night.

They used to play in a pub called The Ship at Lowca. They worked with a trio from Ireland called The Three Days, working alternate nights at The Ship.

Raymond and Ian moved to the north east to live and Derek became a solo artist doing mostly private functions.