FOLLOWING the sudden death of founding member Barney McKenna in 2012 and the decision by John Sheahan to retire, it was agreed that The Dubliners, as a touring band, would end and The Dublin Legends were born.

The Legends, Sean Cannon, Paul Watchorn, Gerry O’Connor, and Shay Kavanagh, have more than 100 years of performing experience between them and Sean was the lead singer with The Dubliners for more than 30 of them.

The Dublin Legends are coming to Parr Hall on March 16 and we have a pair of tickets to give away to see the show.

The Dublin Legends will, of course, continue to play all the classic songs and ballads known the world over; Whiskey in The Jar, Dirty Old Town, The Wild Rover, Seven Drunken Nights, The Rare Auld Times, Molly Malone, The Irish Rover, Black Velvet Band, and many more.

When lead guitarist Eamonn Campbell sadly passed away in 2017 the lads asked an old friend, Shay Kavanagh, if he would like to come on the road with them and Shay readily agreed. He is a stalwart of the Irish Folk Music scene.

It was Eamonn’s wish that the band continue touring and finish off recording the album they had been working on. This is a follow-up to “The Dublin Sessions” which featured 16 newly recorded tracks and included some old favourites and classics that the lads wanted to get down on disc. . . The Leaving of Liverpool, Schooldays Over, Pub with No Beer, Rambling Rover, Hand Me Down My Bible and some scorching tunes from Gerry O’Connor: Billy in The Low Ground / The Temperance Reel and, of course, Seven Drunken Nights.

Over the past ten years the band have continued the legacy of The Dubliners by packing their bags and touring far and wide playing concerts to a whole new generation of Irish music fans. They have wowed audiences in Iceland, Norway, Finland, The Faroe Islands, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland as well as all over England, Scotland and Wales.

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