Seven Drunken Nights: The Story of The Dubliners

Seven Drunken Nights: The Story of The Dubliners

Enjoying the craic while listening to some seriously good musicians is a great way to pay tribute to one of Ireland’s best loved bands.

The Dubliners formed in 1962 and 62 years later, their tunes are just as popular judging by the crowd which packed into The King’s Theatre in Glasgow for the flying visit of the tribute show.

With the grizzly, but talented Ged Graham acting as narrator as well as playing the five string banjo and guitar and showing off his vocal skills, the fascinating story flowed like a great pint of Guinness.

The set features Donoghue’s, one of Dublin’s most iconic pubs where the band was formed by Ronnie Drew. With black and white images of times gone by in the background, it’s a real toe tapping show.

Ronnie and his pal Luke Kelly were the main stars of the band which gained international success with its lively Irish songs and traditional ballads including Seven Drunken Nights.

The stage show about Drew and Kelly is peppered with funny stories and beautiful songs and Ged is joined by a five piece band including his talented grandson, Adam Evans.

Seven Drunken Nights - The Dubliners cast

With fans of all ages determined to have a great time, the band revealed its talent with some fabulous renditions of The Dubliners’ most famous songs including “The Irish Rover”, “Whiskey in the Jar” and “Molly Malone”.

And what fun they guys had, with some fabulous acoustic guitar playing from Eoghan Burke and Aidan Keene on the 5 string banjo.

Sponsored by Tourism Ireland and with Derry Girls favourites Michelle and Erin providing the commentary, it’s a real testament to the talents of originals Drew, Kelly, Barney McKenna, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan, all who have sadly passed away.

They would be proud of the energy and love of The Dubliners songs and ethos which is portrayed in the stage show which moves on from Scotland to Ireland, Australia and Canada, before finishing in Paris in January.

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Author Bio:

Rebecca Hay is an experienced travel writer and member of The British Guild of Travel Writers. Follow her adventures with her family on Twitter and Instagram @emojiadventurer and on Facebook via EmojiAdventurers2.

Photographs by Prestige Productions

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