Their final ever performance in Dublin
To be shown on Christmas day on TG4.
Deirdre Ní Choistín writes:
When five bearded balladeers started playing together in O’Donoghue’s Pub in 1962 little did they know the musical adventures that lay ahead or the lasting impression they would leave on the music world.
“The Dubliners”, a legendary folk group blessed with the iconic voices of Ronnie Drew and Luke Kelly and gifted with the musicality of Barney McKenna, John Sheahan and Ciaran Burke.
On a special night in January 2012, their melodic magic once again filled the air during what was to be their final ever performance in Dublin.
After 50 years on the road, Barney and John, the last surviving members of the original line up, decided to set sail on one last adventure. The Dubliners, which now included Sean Cannon, Eamonn Campbell and Patsy Watchorn were beginning a year-long 50th anniversary celebration.
The stage was set for a unique and memorable night inside the architectural splendour of Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral.
with special guests Declan O’Rourke, Maire Breathnach, Neil Martin and Seán Keane of the Chieftains
The Dubliners – The Parting Glass on Christmas Day at 9:55pm on TG4.