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SOLD OUT Reeling in the Showband Years

This show is sold out

Date: Friday, 26th & Saturday, 27th January 2018
Time: 8pm
Tickets: €28.50, €31 & €33.50*

*Booking fees apply to telephone and online bookings


This show is SOLD OUT!


Reeling in the Showband Years

It’s The Biggest Yet!

“Reeling In the Showband Years” returns to Cork Opera House!


The Ronan Collins Showband Show “Reeling In the Showband Years” has been a smash hit for the past 8 years, and we are delighted to say it returns once again to The Opera House on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 January 2018!


It was a complete sell out last year right around the country and booking will be heavy, so get your tickets fast!


And we think this could be the VERY BEST line up ever!


RTE’s Ronan Collins is Host and Compare.  


Red Hurley  A living Legend of showbiz for the past 40 years. One of The Superstar of The Showband Era! Has had a huge International Carrier and has been feted from Las Vegas to The deep South of USA.

His great big soaring voice has captivated audiences since he hit the stage With The Nevada Showband. Still a major force in Irish showbiz. Hear his stunning voice on “How Great Thou Art” and “When” to up tempo Songs Like “Tennessee Special” and all of his other massive hit records.


Gina from The Champions. Quite simply the biggest female vocalist of the Showband era. She was loved, North, South, East and West.

All Her smash hit songs will all be included. We are delighted, once again to have this World Class Performer in the line up!


Ronan Collins sings his renowned tributes to The Great Joe Dolan, The Eurovision and much more!


Dave Lawlor. A hugh surprise hit on last year’s show. But no surprise to those who know of his ability. A big voice, a master stage craftsman. All you could ask for in an entertainer. We are delighted to have him back again this year! His smash hit record of a few years ago “Showband Nostalgia” is played on radio all the time. A timeless classic!

An outstanding top class Artist!


Keith and Lorraine McDonald. This great Brother and Sister combination from one of the oldest musical families in Ireland. Their Father, Frankie was trumpet player with Joe Dolan for many years. Lorraine is one of the brightest talents to emerge from the late Showband era and Keith is a star in his own right!


The Conquerors Showband. One of the greatest Showbands of them all and still packing them in everywhere they go. The Galway boys sang “Baby Blue” and many more hits.


Tommy and Jimmy Swarbrigg sing their Euro Songs from way and their other massive hits!


“If Ma could see me now” “Looking Through the eyes of a Beautiful Girl” etc…..

And much more to be announced!!!


The show’s exciting finale is an ALL Cast Salute to the Showband Era.

All of the stars join in for a medley of songs from the unique Showband Years!  Bringing you back in time to this magical musical period.

It will send you home with great memories of wonderful and never to be repeated time in Irish popular music!

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