The Ronan Collins Showband Show, Reelin’ In The Showband Years, which was a huge success last year, comes to The Carlton Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe tonight, Friday January 20.
The smash hit show was the talk of the province last time and this new line-up promises entertainment with a capital E!
This year stars The King Brendan Bowyer, the biggest showband star of all. He sang ‘The Hucklebuck’, ‘It’s Now Or Never’, ‘Boolavogue’, and many more.
Brendan said, “Since the tour started, I have been having a wonderful time and audiences have been giving me a terrific reception. It feels like the 60s all over again!”
Also on the bill are Tony Kenny, The Sands Showband who were number one with ‘Any Dream Will Do’. Athlone’s own Lorraine McDonald will also sing on the night, singin a fantastic tribute to the showband ladies.
The big sound of The Conquerors Showband will be heard on the night, they are one of the greatest showbands of them all and still going strong.
Eurovision stars Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg, from Cootehill, Co Cavan will also play on the night. With no less than 20 hit records throughout their career, including ‘Looking Thru The Eyes Of A Beautiful Girl’ and ‘If Ma Could See Me Now’, they are guaranteed to delight.
The show’s exciting finale is an all-cast salute to the exciting showband era when all of the cast join up in a medley of songs from the unique showband years.
It will send you home with great memories of a magical and never to be repeated time in Irish popular music.
Tickets are available on the door tonight or by calling (090 ) 9630400. Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 8.30pm. Tickets are priced at €25.