Golden voices for Opera House show
Nostalgia for the sounds of the Showband era is increasing with every beat since a sell-out revival of golden oldies legends like Joe Mac, Art Supple and Tony Stevens wowed the audience with a “reunited gig” at Cork Opera House.
It has now been confirmed that such stars of yesteryear, known officially as the ‘Legends of the Cork Showband Era’ will take to the stage of Cork Opera House on October 7 and 8 and The Gleneagle Ballroom in Killarney on October 14 as well as performing at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs on January 6 next for Women’s Little Christmas.
Two of the original Dixies still remain — the legendary Joe Mac, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, is still going strong and eagerly looking forward to the upcom- ing gigs.
The show on Women’s Little Christmas will also feature the legendary DJ Rockin’ Gerry.
The new breed of Showband stars, Crystal Swing, is also set to get in on the act. Mary, Dervla and Derek, who does a superb hucklebuck version of Brendan Bowyer’s classic, will be flying the flag for Cork talent at the three venues.
This year the organisers have also added the ‘Man with the Golden Trumpet’ Johnny Carroll and Cork Songstress Linda Kenny with Joanna of Tequila Sunrise to the list of talent appearing on stage.
Tickets have already gone on sale and can be bought at the Opera House box office on (021) 427 0022 or online at www.corkoperahouse.ie.
Early booking is advisable as the shows are likely to sellout.
At the launch of Rolling Back The Years, coming to Cork Opera House on October 7 and 8, were: Joe Mac, with his wife Ann McCarthy; Noreen O’Sullivan, Eileen and Tom McCarthy.
Noel Welch with Art Supple of the Victors at the Rolling Back The Years launch.
Tony Stevens and Johnny Carroll at the Opera House for the launch party.