“Reeling in the Showband Years” returns to The Civic for its Record Breaking 13th Year!
The Ronan Collins Showband Show “Reeling in the Showband Years” has been a smash hit for the past 12 years, and we are delighted to say it returns once again to The Civic Thursday 23rd February 2023 to celebrate it’s amazing 13th year touring and filling theatres all around Ireland.
And what a line-up it is this year!
RTE’s Ronan Collins is Host and Compere.
Red Hurley, a living legend of showbiz for the past 40 years. One of The Superstars of the Showband Era! He has had a huge international career and has been feted from Las Vegas to the deep south of the USA. His great big soaring voice has captivated audiences since he hit the stage with The Nevada Showband & is 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 hit records.
Linda Martin, a Superstar of Showbiz. Lead Singer with that great band “Chips” & Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1992 with “WHY ME”. TV Presenter on multiple shows for RTE. All of her smash hit songs will be included. We are delighted, to have this world-renowned performer in the line-up for our 11th 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 (Sky 365). It’s been Number One in the ratings for weeks now!
Shaun O’Dowd. We are delighted to welcome back Shaun to this year’s show! 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. He had a massive hit with his smash hit record “Showband’s on Parade” in the Seventies!!
Presented by Tommy Swarbrigg
Duration: 155 minutes. One Interval
Age Suitability: All Ages