Irish folk singers The Dublin Legends are set to visit Darlington Hippodrome to delight fans for one night only this March. 

Following the sudden death of founding member Barney McKenna in 2012, and the decision of John Sheahan to retire, it was agreed that The Dubliners, as a touring band, would end – and The Dublin Legends were born.

The Dublin Legends – Sean Cannon, Paul Watchorn, Gerry O’Connor, and Shay Kavanagh, head to Darlington for a nostalgia-filled top-tier Irish performance.

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The band boast more than one hundred years of live performance between themselves, with Sean being the lead singer with The Dubliners for more than 30 of them.

Today, the band continue to play all the well-loved, classic, Irish songs and ballads known the world over such as Whiskey in The Jar, Dirty Old Town, The Wild Rover, Seven Drunken Nights, The Rare Auld Times, Molly Malone, The Irish Rover, Black Velvet Band and many more.

Show promoter Brian Hand said: “When lead guitarist Eamonn Campbell sadly passed away in 2017, the lads asked an old friend, Shay Kavanagh, if he would like to come on the road with them – and Shay readily agreed.”

Shay is a stalwart of the Irish folk music scene and was a founding member of General Humbert with the great Mary Black and has played with The Dublin City Ramblers for many years.

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Brian highlights it was Eamonn’s wish that the band continued touring and that the album the band had been recording was completed.

Over the past ten years, the band have continued the legacy of The Dubliners by packing their bags and touring far and wide playing concerts to a whole new generation of Irish music fans.

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They have wowed audiences in Iceland, Norway, Finland, The Faroe Islands, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland as well as all over England, Scotland, and Wales.

Their bags and cases are packed, and the tickets are tucked into their pockets as The Dublin Legends prepare to come to the UK.

Brian said: “From Seven Drunken Nights to Whiskey in The Jar, make sure you join the boys for a pint or two on the road.”

The Dublin Legends visit Darlington Hippodrome this year on Tuesday, March 19, 2024.

To book your seats contact the box office or call 01325 405405.