Reeling in the Showband Years

Reeling In the Showband Years returns to The Watergate Theatre for it’s record breaking 11th Year!

The Ronan Collins Showband Show Reeling In the Showband Years has been a smash hit for the past 10 years, and we are delighted to say it returns once again to The Watergate Theatre on Sunday 2 February.

And what a line-up it is this year!

RTE’s Ronan Collins is host and compare.

Red Hurley returns, a living legend of showbiz for the past 40 years and 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. His great big soaring voice has captivated audiences since he hit the stage with The Nevada Showband. Still a major force in Irish showbiz, you will enjoy hearing songs such as ‘How Great Thou Art’ and ‘When’ to up tempo songs such as  ‘Tennessee Special’ and many more massive hit records.

Linda Martin. A Superstar of Showbiz. The lead singer with the great band ‘Chips’ and winner of the Eurovision song contest in 1992 with ‘Why ME’. Linda has also been a TV Presenter on multiple shows for RTE. Enjoy all of Linda’s smash hit songs .

Ronan Collins sings his renowned tributes to the great Joe Dolan, The Eurovision and much more!

Keith and Lorraine McDonald. This great brother and sister come 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!

Shaun O’Dowd. We are delighted to welcome back 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’.

The Conquerors Showband also join us on the night, one of the greatest Showbands of them all and still packing them in everywhere they go.

Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg sing their Euro songs along with other massive hits including ‘If Ma could see me now’, ‘Looking through the eyes of a beautiful girl’ and many more.

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 a never to be repeated time in Irish popular music

  • Sunday 2 February
  • 8pm
  • €30
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