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Dubliners show visits Mayo

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CAPITAL CRAIC The Liberties, whose Dubliners tribute show is stopping off in Ballina and Westport.

A new tribute show, ‘All For Me Grog – The Songs and Story of The Dubliners’, breathes new life into the songs and story of one of Ireland’s most internationally famous folk bands of all time. Presented by folk-ballad group The Liberties, it will be performed in Mayo twice this month – in Ballina Arts Centre on Friday, February 8, at 8pm, and in Westport Town Hall Theatre on Friday, February 23.  
The show is presented by The Liberties, who replicate the original Dubliners lineup of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Ciarán Bourke and John Sheehan, with the exact same instrumentation and sound to create an uncanny similarity.  The unique and wonderful voice of Ronnie Drew, is brought to life by Wayne Wilder, who is probably the most authentic Ronnie sound-alike in the entire world.
With his red hair and powerful melodic voice, banjo maestro James Gallagher not only looks like Luke Kelly, but sounds so close to the man that it has to be a fluke of nature. Bardán Johnson, is a man who can produce sweet backing and the jigs and reels on the fiddle in the style of John Sheahan with aplomb and finesse. While Jeremy Jenkinson plays the whistle with the sweet tone and quirky twirls of  Ciarán Bourke. The man sitting down, his nimble fingers dancing along his banjos fretboard, is John Hill, in the guise of Barney McKenny.
Audiences can expect all the favourites, and a night of rousing song, music and craic.

For tickets, €20 each, contact Ballina Arts Centre on 096 73593 or visit www.ballinaartscentre.com, or contact Westport Town Hall Theatre on 098 28459 or visit www.westporttheatre.com.

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