Pat Egan presents
DOCKERS | Songs and Stories of Dublin Docks
by Gary Brown
Liberty Hall, Dublin
Saturday 18 May 2024
Featuring new songs by DAMIEN DEMPSEY, GARY BROWN and GEORGE MURPHY
Starring George Murphy
Dockers is a historical musical narrative of Dublin docks, its people, and its places. It is a way of life consigned to history, but full of culture and traditions, brought back to life on stage in a one man show, starring acclaimed singer and musician, George Murphy (The Rising Sons).
George plays Jacko Dunne, a Dublin docker, recounting the life of a docker through songs and stories. As Jacko, George Murphy brings his powerful presence and voice to new songs and ballads, written by internationally recognised singer songwriter Damien Dempsey, Gary Brown, and George Murphy himself. As always, Damien Dempsey’s music and songs are authentic, strong, and searingly honest.
In Dockers, the way of life on Dublin docks is hard, witty, poignant, and soulful, while also reminding us of the powerful history and culture of Dublin Port and its significance to modern Ireland.
Powerful ballads and music describe work practices, tools, and dockland landmarks. George Murphy’s inimitable voice as docker Jacko Dunne recounts working, carousing, loving, and leaving, through powerfully delivered ballads and music. The show is written by Gary Brown, a native Dubliner and son of a docker. He is the writer of the critically acclaimed show The Buttonmen.
Dockers is a musical history lesson of Dublin docks, with laughs, craic, tears, and powerful new and original ballads.
Not to be missed.