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Reeling in the Showband Years returns to Galway

Wednesday, 11th January, 2017 1:00am

Hosted by RTÉ’s Ronan Collins and featuring Red Hurley, Gina from The Champions, Gregory from The Cadets, Keith and Lorraine McDonald and The Conquerors Showband, Reeling in the Showband Years is sure to be an amazing night of music. The show comes to the Town Hall next Wednesday, 18 January.

Still a major force in Irish showbiz, Red Hurley is a living legend of the Irish music scene for the past 40 years. His great big soaring voice has captivated audiences since he hit the stage with The Nevada Showband. Hear ‘Love is All’ and many more of his greatest hits.

Gina from The Champions is quite simply the biggest female vocalist of the showband era. Her smash hit songs will all be included. The show organisers are simply responding to the numerous requests for Gina’s return!

Gregory from The Cadets has been living in Canada for many years now and has had a great musical career there. He is delighted to be coming home for this tour. His version of ‘The Laughing Policeman’ brings the house down. Also his smash hit ‘More Than Yesterday’ is played on radio all the time. A timeless classic!

Brother and sister duo Keith and Lorraine McDonald hail 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!

The Conquerors Showband are one of the greatest showbands of them all and still packing them in everywhere they go. The Galway boys will sing ‘Baby Blue’ and many more hits.

As well as playing host, Ronan Collins sings his renowned tributes to The Great Joe Dolan and Dickie Rock and much more!

The show’s exciting finale is an all cast salute to the showband era when all of the stars join in for a medley of songs from the showband years, bringing the audience back in time to this magical musical period. It will send you home with great memories of wonderful and never to be repeated time in Irish popular music!

The show takes place in the Town Hall Theatre, Galway on Wednesday 18 January at 8pm. Tickets are €30. See www.tht.ie or call 091-569777.

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