Canadian Music Legends, The Irish Rovers will be in a sold-out concert at The Tidemark Theatre Friday to celebrate their 45 years of music.
Enjoy Rovers hits like The Unicorn, Drunken Sailor, Wasn’t That A Party, The Orange and The Green, Black Velvet Band, as well as new Irish favorites from their upcoming DVD/television special Home In Ireland.
The last time you saw The Irish Rovers on television was likely in the 80’s on their third national television series Party With The Rovers. Soon they’ll back on national television with a new special, Home In Ireland, filmed entirely on-location in Northern Ireland. The special will be launched nationally on the PBS network across the US and Canada Nov. 27, and will also be released on DVD throughout Europe. Don’t miss the party as they perform in concert at the Tidemark Theatre Friday.
This year, The Irish Rovers will continue in their role as Canadian Ambassadors as they begin filming another television special for release in 2012. An Irish Rovers Christmas will be filmed at some of Canada’’s most spectacular winter locations.
Throughout their legendary career, The Irish Rovers have been called a Canadian institution, and have touched three generations of music lovers. These Irishmen became so much a part of the Canadian culture that Prime Minister Trudeau personally asked them to become Canadian, in order to officially represent Canada throughout the world. Since then, they have hosted three international television series, released dozens of albums internationally, represented Canada at no less than five world Expos, and received Canada’s ‘Harold Moon Award’ in recognition for a quarter century of Canadian contributions to the International music world.
The Irish Rovers now celebrate 45 years since their 1966 debut recording, The First of The Irish Rovers, with their 2011-Home in Ireland tour. It has been a magical journey from their first to their latest release, Gracehill Fair, which has had high praise from Celtic radio announcers from Belfast to Maui, and whose title track won the 2011 song Of The Year, on their home base of Vancouver Island at the VIMA Music Awards.