The Story of The Dubliners comes to Portlaoise

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The Story of The Dubliners comes to Portlaoise
By arts reporter ryan@leinsterexpress.ie @laoisnews

‘All For Me Grog - The Songs and Story of The Dubliners’ will bring to life all the magic of this legendary Irish group live on stage at the Dunamaise Arts Centre this weekend.

In replicating the original Dubliners lineup of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Ciaron Burke and John Sheehan, with the exact same instrumentation and sound, The Liberties present a show of uncanny similarity to the most fondly remembered and successful Dubliners lineup.

The unique and wonderful voice of Ronnie Drew, is brought to life by Wayne Wilder, who is probably the most authentic Ronnie sound alike in the entire world.

With his red hair and powerful melodic voice, banjo maestro James Gallagher, not only looks like Luke Kelly, but sounds so close to the man, that it has to be a fluke of nature.

Bardo, is a man who can produce sweet backing and the jigs and reels on the fiddle,in the style of John Sheahan with aplomb and finesse. While Jeremy Jenkinson plays the whistle with the sweet tone and quirky twirls of Ciaron Burke.

The man sitting down, his nimble fingers dancing along his banjos fretboard, is John Hill, in the guise of Barney McKenny.

‘All For Me Grog - The Songs and Story of The Dubliners’ comes to Portlaoise at 8pm this Saturday, February 3, tickets are priced €20.