The Dublin Legends, featuring members of The Dubliners, play at Lancaster Grand Theatre on Sunday night.
As their name suggests Sean Cannon, Patsy Watchorn, Eamonn Campbell and Gerry O’Connor are all true icons of Irish folk music.
Sean and Eamonn were members of The Dubliners for close to 30 years while Patsy joined them more than 10 years ago. Meanwhile Gerry was a member of Four Men & A Dog and has played with everyone from Sharon Shannon to Shane MacGowan and also tours with guitar legend Joe Bonamassa.
Last year The Dubliners celebrated 50 years in the business, receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and rapidly followed it up with a sell-out UK concert tour, the highlight of which was a magical night at The Royal Albert Hall.
But after the death of founding member ‘Banjo’ Barney McKenna, John Sheahan – after 50 years of travelling – decided it was time to step off the tour bus and take it easy for a while.
So the remaining four continue the legacy and play all the classic songs and ballads; Whiskey in The Jar, Dirty Old Town, The Wild Rover, Seven Drunken Nights, The Rare Auld Times, Finnegan’s Wake, Molly Malone, The Monto, Hand Me Down Me Bible, The Irish Rover, Black Velvet Band and more.
Box Office: 01524 64695 or www.lancastergrand.co.uk.