The Ronan Collins Showband Show ‘Reeling In the Showband Years’ returns to The Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday 18 January to celebrate its amazing 13th year touring and filling theatres all around Ireland. And what a line-up it is again in 2023!
RTE’s Ronan Collins is Host and Compere.
Red Hurley: a living legend of showbiz for the past 40 years and one of the superstars of the showband era - has had a huge International career, feted from Las Vegas to the deep south of USA. Red’s 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 hits.
Linda Martin: a superstar of showbiz. Lead Singer with that great band “Chips”, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1992 with “Why Me”. and TV presenter on multiple shows for RTE. All her smash hit songs will all be included. We are delighted to have this world renowned performer in the line-up for our 12th 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: This 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 on Sky 365 - it’s been Number One in the ratings for weeks now!
Shaun O’Dowd: 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 more to be announced!!!
The show’s exciting finale is an all cast salute to the showband era. All of 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 a wonderful and never to be repeated time in Irish popular music.
Duration 2 hrs 30 mins plus interval