Happy St Patrick’s Day! Before you get stuck into the first of many drops of the black stuff, and start arsing about with daft hats, have a read on and win yourself tickets to a visit from ‘The Dublin Legends’ to Warrington this month. By Alan O’Hare.
Over half a century after The Ronnie Drew Ballad Group first rattled O’Donoghue’s on Merrion Row in Dublin, The Dubliners (as they soon became known) called time on an illustrious run at the top table of folk music following the death of founder member Barney McKenna in 2012. The Irish legends had just been given a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and it seemed the right time to call it a day.
However, band members Seán Cannon, Eamonn Campbell and Patsy Watchorn decided to continue touring that famous auld sound – under the moniker of ‘The Dublin Legends’ – and they arrive at Parr Hall, Warrington, next week as part of a UK tour. That’s the good news. The even better news? We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away for the gig on Thursday, March 23rd. Cannon, Campbell and Watchorn – alongside touring member Gerry O’Connor – have since been around the world to huge critical acclaim and their set list remains full of all your favourites: ‘Whisky in the Jar’, ‘Dirty Old Town’ and ‘The Wild Rover’.
To be in with a chance of hearing these folk classics live, head over to our Twitter account, follow us and tell us your favourite Irish song… a winner for the pair of tickets will be picked at random.
The Dublin Legends
Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 7pm
Parr Hall, Warrington
Pic courtesy Parr Hall