“Reeling In the Showband Years” returns to Carlow for It’s Record Breaking 14th Year!
The Ronan Collins Showband Show “Reeling In the Showband Years” has been a smash hit for the past 13 years, and we are delighted to say it returns once again to VISUAL, Carlow on Friday 23rd February, 2024 to celebrate it’s amazing 14th year touring and filling theatres all around Ireland!
RTE’s Ronan Collins is Host and Compare and also sings his renowned tributes to The Great Joe Dolan, The Eurovision and much more!
Red Hurley is a living Legend of showbiz for the past 40 years who is one of the superstars of the showband era! Red has had a huge international career 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. 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.
Gina From The Champions is another superstar of showbiz. Gina and The Champions dominated the showband era with multiple hit records and sold out shows right around the country for decades. Her biggest hits included "Minnie Minnie", "Do You Wanna Do It", "You're the Greatest Lover", "Who Do You Wanna Be", "Give Me Back My Love" and "Playing with Fire", plus many more. They were voted Top Irish Pop Band in voters polls year after year over the period also. She still belts it out and sounds as great as ever!!
Keith and Lorraine McDonald, the best brother and sister combination hail 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!
Shaun O’Dowd are delighted to be welcomed back 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, Shaun is an outstanding top class Artist!
Dave Lawlor from Tullamore is a magnificent voice that will capture you. He had a massive hit with his smash hit record ”Showband’s on Parade” In the seventies and still enjoys much success to this day!
The Conquerors Showband are arguably one of the greatest showbands and are still packing them in everywhere they go. The Galway boys sang “Baby Blue” and many more hits.
Many more still to be announced!!!
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