The Dublin Legends

/ Dec

The Dublin Legends

Vicar Street
08:00 pm

Featuring Sean Cannon, Gerry O’Connor, Shay Kavanagh & Paul Watchorn
(Formerly of The Dubliners)
Live at Vicar St on 28th December

Sean Cannon, Gerry O’Connor, Paul Watchorn and Shay Kavanagh are all true legends of Irish folk music. Sean was a member of The Dubliners for close to 30 years while Gerry joined them for the final part of their 50th Anniversary Tour. He was a member of the iconic Four Men & A Dog, has played with everyone from Sharon Shannon to Shane MacGowan and has just finished a World Tour with guitar legend Joe Bonamassa. Paul Watchorn, one of the best 5 string banjo players in Ireland, toured the world as a member of Derek Warfield’s Sons Of Erin for many years. Shay Kavanagh joined the Legends as guitarist this year. A former member of The Dublin City Ramblers, Shay is an accomplished acoustic guitarist and vocalist having worked with Mary Black, Frances Black, The Wolfe Tones and The Fureys.

In October this year we lost the legend that was Eamonn Campbell after a short illness. He had been touring with The Dublin Legends in Holland and Belgium when he fell ill. Eamonn, from Drogheda, officially joined The Dubliners as a guitarist in the 1980s. When the band stopped touring after the death of banjo player Barney McKenna, Campbell continued to play with The Dublin Legends. President Michael D Higgins said he had learned of the musician’s death “with great sadness” and extended condolences to his family and friends. “He will also be missed by those, in Ireland and further afield, who continue to enjoy his voice and his music, with The Dubliners, when Sabina and I met him so often. Many others will have the warmest memories of his work with many other artists.”

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.

Sadly, however, they subsequently suffered a body blow with the sudden tragic death of founding member “Banjo” Barney McKenna. Quite naturally this meant that the remaining members chose to sit down and decide upon the band’s future. 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 were born.

THE DUBLIN LEGENDS will continue the legacy started by Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Ciaran Bourke, Barney McKenna & John Sheahan back in 1962. As Barney himself said “It’s Too Late To Stop Now”. “The Lads” are looking forward to entertaining & meeting all their old friends & fans and will 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, Finnegan’s Wake, Molly Malone, The Monto, Hand Me Down Me Bible, The Irish Rover, Black Velvet Band & many more.

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The legend that was Eamonn Campbell: