Reeling In The Showband Years - VISUAL

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Reeling In The Showband Years

by Tommy Swarbrigg

Friday 3rd of February 2023 | 8pm

Admission: €32

Book Tickets

“Reeling In the Showband Years” returns to Carlow for Its Record-Breaking 13th Year!

The Ronan Collins Showband Show “Reeling In the Showband Years” has been a smash hit for the past 12 years, and we are delighted to say it returns once again to Visual, Carlow on Friday 3 February, 2023 to celebrate it’s amazing 13th year touring and filling theatre’s all around Ireland.

RTE’s Ronan Collins is Host and Compere.

Red Hurley

A living Legend of showbiz for the past 40 years. One of The Superstar of The Showband Era! Has had a huge International Carrier and has been feted from Las Vegas to The deep South of USA.

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 his stunning voice on “How Great Thou Art” and “When” to up tempo Songs Like “Tennessee Special” and all of his other massive hit records.

Linda Martin. A Superstar of Showbiz.

Lead Singer with that great band “Chips” Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1992 with “WHY ME”. TV Presenter on multiple shows for RTE

All of her smash hit songs will be included. We are delighted, to have this World-Renowned Performer in the line-up for our 11th Anniversary Tour!

Ronan Collins “RTE’S Mr. Music” sings his renowned tributes to The Great Joe Dolan, The Eurovision and much more!

Keith and Lorraine McDonald.

The 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! Watch their smash hit show “Keith & Lorraine’s Music Hour”

On Spotlight TV. Sky 365. It’s been Number One in the ratings for weeks now!

Shaun O’Dowd. We are delighted to welcome back Shaun to this year’s show!

With his band “Ding-A-ling” he was one of the biggest drawing acts in Ireland right through the 70’s. He topped the charts for weeks with his smash hit records “You Are No Angel” and “It’s Good to See You” All you could ask for in an entertainer. An outstanding top-class Artist!

Dave Lawlor. This Tullamore man’s magnificent voice will capture you. Had a massive hit with his smash hit record” Showband’s on Parade” In the Seventies!

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.


And much more to be announced!!!

The show’s exciting finale is an ALL-Cast Salute to the Showband Era.

All 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

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