Richie, Des, Sammy, Robbie, Johnny and Jerome hail from Coolboy in Wicklow. Six brothers, with just over a decade between the eldest and youngest, singing in harmony is what makes this act all the more special. They will take to the stage in the Royal Theatre on October 1 at 8pm. Their passion for singing and performing, combined with a genuine closeness, stems from a childhood filled with music and singing, a love they carried with them through the years into adulthood.
Des, the second eldest, is already prominent in the music industry as a successful Irish tenor. Having studied singing with the renowned Dr Veronica Dunne, he has sung at many prestigious events throughout Ireland and has performed extensively in the United States, both as a soloist and with The Three Irish Tenors. Croke Park provided the stage for the highlight of his career to date, having sung the National Anthem at a number of All-Ireland finals before audiences in excess of 80,000.
Their debut album The Promise, which includes their hit song ‘Where The Blarney Roses Grow’, is currently available in stores nationwide, for download on iTunes, and from their website www.thewilloughbybrothers.com The Willoughby Brothers create a very special sound with a repertoire featuring a blend of Irish ballads, popular classics and contemporary songs. Tickets are on sale from €22.45 on www.ticketmaster.ie as well as from The Royal Box Office on 0818 300 000. For further information please check The Royal Theatre and Event Centre website on: www.theroyal.ie or www.ticketmaster.ie