The Dublin Legends
Cannon, Campbell, Watchorn & O’Connor
Formerly of The Dubliners
True Legends of Irish Folk
Sean Cannon, Patsy Watchorn, Eamonn Campbell & Gerry O’Connor are all true legends of Irish Folk music. Sean & Eamonn were members of The Dubliners for close to 30 years while Patsy joined them over 10 years ago. Meanwhile Gerry was a member of the iconic Four Men & A Dog and has played with everyone from Sharon Shannon to Shane MacGowan and also tours with guitar legend Joe Bonamassa.
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.
Sadly, however, they subsequently suffered a body blow with the sudden death of founding member “Banjo” Barney McKenna. Quite naturally this tragic occurrence meant that the remaining members chose to sit down and decide upon the band’s future. John Sheahan, after 50 years of travelling, decided it was time to step off the tour bus and take it easy for a while.
Under their own names SEAN CANNON, EAMONN CAMPBELL, PATSY WATCHORN and banjo virtuoso GERRY O’CONNOR will continue the legacy started by Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Ciaran Bourke, Barney McKenna & John Sheahan back in 1962. As Barney himself said “It’s Too Late To Stop Now”.
“The Lads” are looking forward to entertaining & meeting all their old friends & fans in the UK, Scotland & Europe in 2013 and will continue to play all the classic songs and ballads known the world over; Whiskey in The Jar, Dirty Old Town, The Wild Rover, Seven Drunken Nights, The Rare Auld Times, Finnegan’s Wake, Molly Malone, The Monto, Hand Me Down Me Bible, The Irish Rover, Black Velvet Band & many more.