The Dublin Legends
Following the sudden death of founding member Barney McKenna in 2012 and John Sheahans’ decision to retire it was agreed that The Dubliners would come to an end as a touring band. Thus, The Dublin Legends was born. Members Sean Cannon, Paul Watchorn, Gerry O’Connor and Shay Kavanagh have over 100 years of performing experience between them, while Sean was the lead singer with The Dubliners for over three decades. Expect classic songs and ballads known the world over; ‘Whiskey in The Jar’, ‘Dirty Old Town’, ‘The Wild Rover’ and ‘Seven Drunken Nights’ to name but a few. Over the past eight 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.
One of the great storytellers, Ralph McTell, is now celebrating more than 50 years on the road. Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is primarily a prolific and gifted songwriter. With a style that invites you into a unique world, he weaves a narrative that is both significant and poignant. Ralph made his debut in 1968 with the album Eight Frames a Second and in 1974 the release of Streets of London earned him an Ivor Novello Award.In 2002 he was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Stockton’s Wing began their musical odyssey in the town of Ennis ‘sometime’ in 1977, taking their name from the Bruce Springsteen song ‘Backstreets’. The band signed a deal with Tara Records after winning the Trad section of a music contest in Limerick and their first album, produced by PJ Curtis, received rave reviews from national and international press. Stockton’s longevity is a testament to their virtuosity and passion. They have chosen TradFest Temple Bar amongst a few select shows to promote the release of their live album, Hometown – recorded in Ennis and at TradFest and featuring fan favourites alongside new material.
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