Legends of the Cork Showband Era coming to Cork Opera House


Legends of the Cork Showband Era coming to Cork Opera House

The Legends of the Cork Showband Era take to the stage of Cork Opera House on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th following on from sell out shows at Cork Opera House last year, The INEC and The Gleneagle Ballroom in Killarney. The show also sold out at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 for Women’s Little Christmas and will play again at Clayton Hotel Silver Springs on Sunday January 6th 2019.

Cork has produced many showband legends over the years: the never to be forgotten late Brendan O’Brien and the late Glenn Curtin, along with the recently deceased Steve Lynch of the Dixies and we also think of the late Pat Lynch the Airchords who died earlier this year. The legendary Dixie Joe Mac is still going strong and eagerly looking forward to performing at Cork Opera House on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th.

The effervescent Gortoe man, the legend that is Art Supple of the Victors, transcended every dance hall in the heady days of the Showband era from The Lilac in Enniskeane to The Majestic in Mallow and The Majorca in Crosshaven. Who will ever forget Redbarn and the legendary Arcadia and the Stardust in Cork City. Art is performing at the Cork Opera House with his seven piece band.

Ms. Sandy Kelly, fresh from her recent Cork Opera House show, plus Tony Stevens, Terry McCarthy, formerly of The Dixies, Declan Ryan, formerly of The Regal, Johnny Carroll (The Man with the Golden Trumpet) along with Mary, Derval and Derek Burke of Crystal Swing complete the line-up for the show. Also joining the shows are special guests the legendary Paddy Cole, formerly of the Capitol and Big 8 showbands along with Limerick singing legend Dennis Allen with many of his hit songs including ‘Limerick You’re a Lady’, the Limerick anthem for their forthcoming All Ireland hurling final appearance in Croke Park. The legend of ‘21 Years’ a huge hit for Dermot Hegarty of the Plainsmen is paying his first visit to Cork and the Opera House and his legions of fans for many years.

Both shows start at 7.30pm.

A show not to be missed. Booking is good already. Tickets €34.50 from the Cork Opera House Box Office 021 4270022. Make sure to book early!

Let’s make it a night to remember for all and have the audience hanging from the rafters. Roll Back the Years with the Legends of the Cork Showband Era!

A special tribute will be paid to the songs of the late and legendary Airchords star Pat Lynch by the showband show on the night.