Reeling in the Showband Years
With Ronan Collins, Red Hurley, Gina from The Champions, The Conquerors Showband, Dave Lawlor, Keith and Lorraine McDonald, Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg, this all-star cast pays tribute to the great showband era. Bringing you back in time to this magical musical period, Reeling in the Showband Years will send you home with great memories of wonderful and never to be repeated time in Irish popular music!
Early booking advised
RTE’s Ronan Collins is host and compare.
Red Hurley - A living legend of showbiz for the past 40 years. One of the superstar of the showband rra! Has had a huge International career and has been feted from Las Vegas to the deep south of the USA. His great big soaring voice has captivated audiences since he hit the stage With The Nevada Showband and still a major force in Irish showbiz. Hear his stunning voice on “How Great Thou Art” and “When” to up tempo songs Like “Tennessee Special” and all of hiw other massive hit records.
Gina from The Champions: Quite simply the biggest female vocalist of the showband era, she was 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 much more besides! People are still surprised at just how good a vocalist Ronan really is!!!
Dave Lawlor is one of Ireland’s greatest vocalists. “Showband Nostalgia” was a smash hit for him and brought the man from Tullamore to national attention.
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. Lorraine is one of the brightest talents to emerge from the late Showband era and Keith is a star in his own right!
Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg sing all their great hits. “If Ma Could see me now” It’s nice to be in love again” “That's What Friends Are For” and many more.
The Conquerors Showband: One of the greatest Showbands of them all and still packing them in everywhere they go. The Galway boys sang “Baby Blue” and many more hits.
The show’s exciting finale is an ALL Cast Salute to the showband era where all of the stars join in for a medley of songs from the unique showband years, bringing you back in time to this magical musical period. It will send you home with great memories of wonderful and never to be repeated time in Irish popular music!