The Irish Rovers @ the Alberta Bair Theater
Rollicking Rousing Performance of Good Cheer
The Irish Rovers have been selling out worldwide and are now fast approaching ABT.
For more than 50 years 'these international ambassadors of Irish music have maintained their timeless ability to deliver a rollicking, rousing performance of good cheer - one that will soon have you singing and clapping along. Their songs have become anthems of revelry and joy among generation after generation of fans." -Belfast Telegraph.
This year's album release "The Scottish Album - Up Among the Heather," reflects the Scottish influence on the band's Northern Irish roots. Last year, their album "The Unicorn, the Continuing Story" gave us new recordings of the original 1968 hit album, plus the long-awaited sequel to their famed Unicorn song.
Fifty one years ago The Irish Rovers had a breakout hit with their second album, The Unicorn. 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?"
The Rovers were recently officially honored as one of Ireland's greatest emigres by Ireland's newest and most state of the art museum, EPIC Ireland Museum in Dublin, Ireland. "We in Ireland are very proud of The Irish Rovers. They have played no small part in taking the music, images and stories of Ireland around the world in a way only they could do. Here it is more than 50 years after they began and they're going stronger than ever." says Dublin's EPIC Ireland Museum Director, Mervyn Greene. "My father was a huge fan and we have been keeping track of the band for decades. The Irish Rovers are iconic, world class and with very a long career. That's important to usâ€. As it happens, "The Unicorn" album is a part of EPIC Museum's Irish Rovers installation. The Rovers promise that the new Unicorn Gold Anniversary album will also soon be on its way to the Dublin museum.