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Reeling in the Showband Years 2024


  • 15 - 16 Feb // 8pm
  • Main Space
  • €33
  • Meal Deal €54 Ticket + 2 course meal

A smash hit for the past 13 years, Reeling in the Showband Years returns once again to The Civic in February 2024 to celebrate it’s amazing record breaking 14th year touring and filling theatre’s all around Ireland.

And what a line-up it is again in 2024

RTÉ’s Ronan Collins is Host and Compère.

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 USA. 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.

A superstar of showbiz Gina from The Champions dominated The Showband Era with multiple hit records and sold-out shows around the country for decades. Her biggest hits included “Minnie Minnie”, “Do You Wanna Do It”, “You’re the Greatest Lover”, “Who Do You Wanna Be”, “Give Me Back My Love” and “Playing with Fire” plus many more. Gina still belts it out and sounds as great as ever!!

Ronan Collins “RTEs Mr. Music” sings his renowned tributes to The Great Joe Dolan, The Eurovision and much more!

Keith and Lorraine McDonald, a 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! Catch their smash hit tv show “Keith & Lorraine’s Music Hour” on spotlight TV.

We are delighted to welcome back Shaun O’Dowd. 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. Had a massive hit with his smash hit record ”Showband’s on Parade” in the 70s!!

The Conquerors Showband are one of the greatest Showbands of them all and still packing them in everywhere they go. The Galway boys sang “Baby Blue” and many more hits.

And much more to be announced!!!

The show’s exciting finale is an ALL Cast Salute to the Showband Era. All of the stars join in for a medley of songs from the unique Showband Years!  Bringing you 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.

Presented By: Tommy Swarbrigg
Duration: 155 minutes. One interval.

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