Johnny Cash tribute for Royal Theatre show

Paul McCann from Get Rhythm

Paul McCann from Get Rhythm

Get Rhythm, the Johnny Cash tribute band who have made a name for themselves by touring Irish prisons, are coming to the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, on August 16.

The band recently replicated Johnny Cash’s fondness for playing in penitentiaries when they performed multiple shows in Dublin’s Mountjoy and Wheatfield prisons and they are now embarking on a nationwide tour.

Fronted by Paul McCann, the eight-piece band recreates the role and music of Johnny Cash with Louise O’Reilly on vocal duties as June Carter.

The show, which promoters describe as “dedicated to staying true to the spirit of the performances they are recreating”, has met with considerable success, playing at venues and festivals all over Ireland, including at the Electric Picnic.

The Irish Independent describes it as “almost worth doing time for – this two-hour cherry-pick of Cash’s finest material... a great night out at the theatre”.

Tickets, costing €20, are on sale from the Royal Theatre box office, Westport Road, Castlebar, and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide; by telephone at (094 ) 9023111 or 0818 300 000; or online at www.theroyal.ie or www.ticketmaster.ie

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