Reeling in the Showband Years
The Ronan Collins Showband Show, Reeling In the Showband Years, has been a smash hit for the past six years, and it returns once again to the Hawkswell Theatre with what could be the VERY BEST line up yet!
RTE’s Ronan Collins is host and compere for the evening and will be joined by Red Hurley, Gina from The Champions, Gregory from The Cadets, Keith and Lorraine McDonald and The Conquerors showband. The show’s exciting finale is an all cast salute to the showband era which will sendyou home with great memories of a wonderful and never to be repeated time in Irish popular music!
Red Hurley : A living Legend of showbiz for the past 40 years, his great big soaring voice has captivated audiences since he hit the stage with The Nevada Showband. Still a major force in Irish showbiz. Hear Love is all and many more of his greatest hits.
Gina from The Champions: Quite simply the biggest female vocalist of the Showband era, and loved North, South, East and West! Her smash hit songs will all be included.
Ronan Collins sings his renowned tributes to the great Joe Dolan and Dickie Rock and more!
Gregory from The Cadets. Gregory has been living in Canada for many years now and has had a great musical career there. He is delighted to be coming home for this tour. A great character, and a very funny man. His version of “The Laughing Policeman” brings the house down. Also his smash hit “More Than Yesterday” Still a terrific entertainer.
Keith and Lorraine McDonald. This great brother and sister combination from one of the oldest musical families in Ireland. Their father, Frankie was trumpet player with Joe Dolan for many years.
The Conquerors Showband: One of the greatest showbands of them all and still packing them in everywhere they go. The Galway boys sing Baby Blue and many more hits.