All set for 2015 season at the Webster Theatre

The Dublin Legends are at the Webster Memorial Theatre on Thursday, January 22. (Picture by Niels Husted).
The Dublin Legends are at the Webster Memorial Theatre on Thursday, January 22. (Picture by Niels Husted).

The 2015 season at the Webster Memorial Theatre in Arbroath begins on Saturday with the annual Angus Tayside Young Farmers Cabaret Competition.

The local young farmers clubs will once again compete in the annual Angus Tayside Cabaret Competition which begins at 7 p.m.

The teams taking part are Brechin YFC, Forfar JAC and Strathmore JAC in their productions in an evening of tense competition complemented by supporting acts.

Showcasing local talent, this will be a fun-filled evening of music, dance and humour not to be missed.

This is followed on Thursday, January 22 with a night of music from The Dublin Legends.

Sean Cannon, Eamonn Campbell, Gerry O’Connor and Paul Watchorn, formerly of The Dubliners,are all true legends of Irish Folk music.

Sean and Eamonn were members of The Dubliners for close to 30 years while Gerry joined them for the final part of their 50th anniversary tour.

He was a member of the iconic Four Men And A Dog, has played with everyone from Sharon Shannon to Shane MacGowan and also tours with guitar legend Joe Bonamassa.

Paul Watchorn, one of the best five string banjo players in Ireland, toured the world as a member of Derek Warfield’s Sons Of Erin for many years.

In 2012 the legendary Irish Folk group The Dubliners celebrated 50 glorious years in the music business by receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and rapidly followed it up with a sell-out UK concert tour, the highlight of which was a magical night at The Royal Albert Hall in London.

Sadly, however, they subsequently suffered a body blow with the sudden tragic death of founding member ‘Banjo’ Barney McKenna. Quite naturally this meant the remaining members chose to sit down and decide upon the band’s future.

John Sheahan, after 48 years of touring, decided it was time to step off the tour bus and it was agreed The Dubliners, as a touring band, would come to an end. The Dublin Legends were born.

They continue the legacy started by Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Ciaran Bourke, Barney McKenna and John Sheahan back in 1962. As Barney himself said “It’s too late to stop now”.

“The lads” are looking forward to entertaining and meeting all their old friends and fans and will continue to play all the classic songs and ballads known the world over including ‘Whiskey in The Jar’, ‘Dirty Old Town’, ‘The Wild Rover’ and ‘Molly Malone’,

Ticket details from the box office on 01241 435800.