The Irish Rovers 2017 - Boys of the Emerald Isle Tour
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3017 SE Milwaukie Ave.
Portland, OR, 97202
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is minors under 21 with parent or legal guardian
The Irish Rovers
Boys of the Emerald Isle - The Irish Rovers 2017
2017 Tour will be the CD and DVD release of “LIVE on St. Patrick’s Day”. See the St. Paddy’s Day concert recorded LIVE. Plus on the 2nd DVD the Rovers party at home in Ireland as they celebrate their 50 years of music.
This final world tour has been selling out worldwide and is fast approaching!
The Celtic super-band was founded in Canada in Toronto but first became known on American television in the 60s. As guests on shows like The Tonight Show, The Smothers Brothers Show, Mike Douglas Show, The Virginian, The Dating Game (George Millar actually won the date), they gained experience before hosting their first international television series, “The Irish Rovers Show”.
Over the next twenty years they became staples of the world music scene with two more international television series, and performing at five World Expos. At that time, fans enjoyed their early hits like Black Velvet Band, The Unicorn, Whisky on a Sunday and Wasn't That A Party. These days they’ve produced two more television specials, “The Irish Rovers Home in Ireland” and “The Irish Rovers Christmas”, plus gone viral with Drunken Sailor!
The days of the long tours are finally coming to an end for these Irish lads as they are now completing one last world tour. After that, they will rove again only for special events, festivals and longer stays. International touring will happen only on a very limited scale. At concerts, fans will enjoy a mix of their hits, rollicking Jigs and Reels, plus hilarious stories from their years on the road.
“Sold out in New Zealand - There’s no getting away from the quality of the Miller cousin’s vocals, vintage Irish balladeers from Ballymena with calculated wit and whimsy and a brogue to win the ladies hearts-and more grey hair than you could shake a shillelagh at." Otago Daily Times, New Zealand
“Sold out in Tallahassee - All the years of touring and playing haven’t eroded the band’s ferocious chops. Those musicians are so tight. They’re virtuosos!” Tallahassee Democrat
"Sold out in Orange County - When the band was jamming through traditional Irish sets you could close your eyes and imagine yourself at a ceili in a pub on the shamrock shore with a pint and a rocking-tight house band of the lads." Orange County Register
"Sold out in San Luis - Impossible to sit still as they play song after merry song off the pages of Ireland’s historic songbook. What an unforgettable experience! The Irish Rovers excite even the most discerning audience member into having a rip-roaring good time." Foundation for the Performing Arts
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The Award-winning quartet from Galway, Ireland, deliver a ground breaking mixture of Irish Music and Old- Time American and Bluegrass influences with remarkable virtuosity and passion.
Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley are among the most celebrated and distinguished young musicians in Ireland today. Their competitive success is unrivaled, Martin holding 7 All Ireland titles, Enda with 4, while Fergal and David hold All Ireland titles on Banjo, Fiddle, Bodhran and Guitar.
…”Roots of the Banjo Tree”..(is) one of the most impressive debut recordings in several years. These Ultra-Talented Irish performers deliver hallowed musical traditions from Ireland and America with a freshness and finesse bordering on magical” – The Wall Street Journal
“Roots of the Banjo Tree” – Irish Times Traditional Album of the Year
“Count yourself among the fortunate. You are about to hear something new, something fresh, something daring, something that befits the bright, flamboyant spirit of the Banjo itself.” – Paul F. Wells, Director Emeritus, Mid Tennessee State Univ.
$42.50 ADV/ $45.00 DOS