Meet The Dublin Legends

The Dublin Legends
The Dublin Legends

The celebrated sound of Irish folk music descends on Arbroath and Eamonn Campbell told our reporter Fiona Pringle what to expect.

“We are carrying on from The Dubliners so the audience can expect the old classics. They still want to hear the likes of Whisky In a Jar, Dirty Old Town so that’s what we give them.

“There will also be some newer stuff so look forward to that.”

Following the sad passing of ‘Banjo’ Barney McKenna in 2012 the remaining members retired the name and decided to continue the 50 year legacy reborn as The Dublin Legends.

With great fervour Sean Cannon, Eamonn Campbell, Gerry O’Connor and Paul Watchorn bring The Dubliners original tunes and toe-tapping sentiment to their new tour, stopping off at the Webster Memorial Theatre on January 22.

Eamonn has been a part of The Dubliners since 1987. He said: “I still get a buzz from heading out on tour. We have made so many friends in many different places and it is great to get back on the road, have a few drinks, laughs and a chat with them all.”

His enthusiasm is inspiring and he is keen for the audience to get on their feet and enjoy themselves: “There is sometimes a feeling in concert halls where the audience are too intimidated or afraid to let themselves go.

“I want to see them getting involved and dancing around.” He was rest assured that an Arbroath audience would not let him down, so get your tickets now! Available from Webster Memorial Theatre 01241 435800.