Event

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The Irish Rovers

Date : Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Time : 7:30 p.m.
Address : 4501 50 Street
Tickets : $48+gst/adult | $44+gst/senior/student

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Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre

A big thank you to our show sponsor, Shuman Insurance!

Honoured as one of Ireland’s greatest exports by EPIC, the Emmigration Museum in Dublin, these legends of Irish music began last year by hitting Spotify’s VIRAL TOP 50 in both the US and the UK/ Ireland, and ended it with recording a new album, No End In Sight. They included their original 1977 version of The Wellerman, with new verses added, plus a new anthem for our time, Hey Boys Sing Us A Song, which was inspired by frustrations of the last two years.

Canada has been home to The Irish Rovers since the early 60s and their first international hit, The Unicorn. They went on to twenty years of international television shows and many more hits. Millar says, “It’s been a bit odd, being from both Ireland and Canada.
 
At times I’ve felt like a man with no country.” This lead to the song, Band Without A Country from their 2020 album Saints And Sinners which tells the history of this ‘band from god knows where!’.
 
The Irish Rovers return to our stage in 2023 for the ultimate night of Irish Music. Get ready for a rollicking night of hits, and hilarious stories from their life on the road!

That album and ‘lucky little ditty’ of a title track written by Shel Silverstein, took them from folk clubs of America to concert halls and television sets worldwide. The Unicorn, which was in fact a last minute add to the original album, left us all with a tear or two, plus the unanswered question, “Whatever happened to the Unicorns when the ark left them stranded on the shore?”

A big thank you to our media sponsor: New Country 98.1 and 840 CFCW.