Irish Rovers -Final US Tour

The Kent Stage Presents:

Irish Rovers -Final US Tour

Fri, March 7, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$40.00 - $50.00

This event is all ages

Irish Rovers
Irish Rovers

The Irish Rovers Farewell To Rovin’ Tour: Band Geoffrey Kelly (whistle and flute), Wilcil McDowell (accordion), Fred Graham (bodhran), George Millar (guitar),
Morris Crum (keyboards), Ian Millar (guitar/bass), Sean O’Driscoll (banjo/mandolin/box).

     With wit, a wink and a smile The Irish Rovers return for their Farewell To Rovin’ Tour. Enjoy their irrepressible Irish charm and songs that have captivated audiences since 1964! Over the years, The Irish Rovers have become cherished music icons, have touched three generations of music lovers, and brought Ireland into North American living rooms with their three television series that spanned over twenty years. Concert-goers will enjoy the Irish wit and charm that has captivated audiences since 1964 as The Rovers perform a rollicking mix of their hits, new favourites, and signature Jigs and Reels. Plus they will be releasing “The Irish Rovers, 50 Years” – the ultimate Rovers collection triple disc comprised of both new and original recordings from throughout the years.
   THE CRAIC WILL BE MIGHTY! Joining the Rovers on tour are multi-instrumentalist Morris Crum from Ireland, whistle/flute player Geoffrey Kelly, and one of Ireland's most outstanding fiddle players, Gerry O'Connor - all who regularly play on Rovers recordings or tours. If you’ve been waiting to see the Irish Rovers LIVE, wait no longer.
These last few years, the Rovers have returned to television, sold out concert tours, returned to the radio airwaves, garnered rave reviews for their recent Gracehill Fair, Drunken Sailor, and Home In Ireland albums, attracted the attention of a new younger audience, and were touted in the press as “internet sensations!” The excitement around the Rovers these days confirms that their music continues to hit a chord with fans of all ages, and their musicianship onstage is attracting a younger generation of musicians to their shows.

Newspapers report, "The band has sold millions of albums, but to really experience them, you need to see them live, because as well as being able to deliver a heart-warming ballad or moving instrumental, these Rovers can Rock."

   After more than twenty-five years the band returned to the small screen with two television specials, both now available on DVD: Home In Ireland and Irish Rovers Christmas.

It has been a long and magical journey for these Irish lads, and the magic keeps on coming. Due to YouTube, their Drunken Sailor song has reached a new young audience, with over 10,000,000 hits. Last year, Rovers songwriter/producer George Millar responded by heading back to the studio and recording a new CD full of songs of the sea, including a tribute to The Titanic for its 100th anniversary. The release made headlines in both America and Ireland, and was the soundtrack for a Canadian documentary about the Harland and Wolff shipyards of Belfast where the mighty ship was built. The Irish Rovers received accolades for their last few CDs in Canada, Europe and the US.

Learn more at their website:

The Morning Call “Irish Rovers celebrate a bonny resurgence... the lads have returned to their glory days, and are still charging...”

Gaelic Hour, CHIN 97.9 “Like the famous Bushmills Irish Whiskey, The Irish Rovers continue to improve with age!”

Leader Post “Internet Sensations… it was the Internet that introduced a whole new audience to the music of Canadian Irish folk legends.”

Taron Cochrane, Global TV "The crowd was in the palm of their hand…it became apparent that The Irish Rovers have had a significant impact on more than just their own generation of fans"

BBC Ulster “The Irish Rovers are one of the most successful and enduring of all Irish folk bands.”

NOTE: In order to encourage young Celtic musicians to “keep writing, keep the music coming”, the Irish Rovers underwrite The Maui Celtic Radio Show – w/ a large and growing listenership worldwide on the Internet it is a great platform for new Celtic artists. The host, Hamish Burgess will be accompanying the Rovers on tour.

Irish Rovers YouTube Channel:
Venue Information:
The Kent Stage
175 East Main
Kent, OH, 44240