Folk favourites from legends in St Albans
The Dublin Legends are on tour with a stop off in our county on Friday evening, bringing a fabulous programme of classic songs and ballads known the world over.
Sean Cannon, Eamonn Campbell, Gerry O’Connor and Paul Watchorn are all true legends of Irish Folk music.
Sean and Eamonn were members of The Dubliners for almost 30 years, while Gerry joined them for their 50th anniversary tour. And Paul is one of the best five string banjo players in Ireland.
In 2012 the legendary Irish Folk group The Dubliners celebrated 50 glorious years in the music business by receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and rapidly followed it up with a sell out UK concert tour, the highlight of which was a magical night at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
But they subsequently suffered a body blow when founding member ‘Banjo’ Barney McKenna suddenly died. The other members took time out to decide how to go on, and John Sheahan, after 48 years of touring, decided it was time to step off the tour bus and it was agreed that The Dubliners, as a touring band, would come to an end.
The Dublin Legends was then born and continues the legacy started by Barney and John with Ronnie Drew,Luke Kelly and Ciaran Bourke back in 1962.
Their show includes all the old favourites, Whiskey in The Jar, Dirty Old Town, The Wild Rover, Seven Drunken Nights, The Rare Auld Times, Finnegan’s Wake, Molly Malone, The Monto, Hold Me Down Me Bible, The irish Rover and Black Velvet.
The Dublin Legends perform at at The Alban Arena in St Albans Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Friday May 13.
Tickets £21, concessions £19. Box office 01727 844488 or book online at www.alban-arena.co.uk