Kilkennys as the Clancys

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THE Kilkennys, Ireland’s most exciting young folk and ballad group, are coming to the Webster Memorial Theatre, Arbroath next month for their production of Fine Girl, Ye Are! - The Clancy Brothers Story.

It is now more than a quarter of a century since the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem were last heard singing together - and still their memory lives on as Ireland’s greatest every musical export.

Many of their incredible 55 albums still sell thousands of units every year.

Noel Carty Productions has commissioned an entirely new tribute show, which traces the rumbustious story of the Clancys from their early days in the paint shop of a car factory in Cleveland to international fame and stardom, including a special performance for President John F. Kennedy in the White House.

The show is narrated by RTE’s Cathal MacCabe and the music is provided by The Kilkennys.

Growing up just 25 miles from the Clancy’s hometown of Carrick-on-Suir, The Kilkennys have been raised in the same musical tradition and perform the great Clancy songs with an excitement and authenticity which brings audiences to their feet time and time again with classics such as The Holy Ground, I’ll Tell Me Ma!, The Bold O’Donoghue, The Irish Rover …and many more!

“Fine Girl, Ye Are!” is a fully costumed and staged show designed for theatrical presentation and is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.

The Irish theme continues on Saturday, March 19 when The Fureys and Davey Arthur - legends of Irish music - appear at the Webster theatre for a special St Patrick’s week celebration concert.

George, Eddie and Davey have thrilled audiences around the world with their songs, music and stories for 33 years where their audiences have included Tony Blair, Irish President Mary McAleese, former Australian Prime Minister John Howard and the late Pope John Paul.

Don’t miss this great St Patrick’s week celebration concert when you can hear them play the best of Irish music and sing all their hits including ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green Fields of France’, ‘The Old Man’, ‘Red Rose Café’, ‘From Clare to Here’, ‘Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, ‘Steal Away’…

The show begins at 7.30 pm - tickets from the box office on 01241-435800.