Wasn’t that a party – Irish Rovers celebrate 45 years

Canadian Music Legends, The Irish Rovers will be in a sold-out concert at The Tidemark Theatre Friday

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.

Just Posted

2019 FEDERAL ELECTION: Meet the candidates for the North Island-Powell River riding

In an effort to inform the North Island-Powell River riding constituents, we… Continue reading

New initiative challenges Campbell Riverites: ‘Don’t walk in the hallways’

Physical literacy is the foundation upon which healthy living is built … and it’s important to practice

Campbell River’s POTA is looking forward to an artsy autumn

Group’s major fundraiser and extravaganza hits Tidemark Theatre Oct. 5

First Nations given max compensation for Ottawa’s child-welfare discrimination

2016 ruling said feds didn’t give same funding for on-reserve kids as was given to off-reserve kids

Emoni Bush scores tournament-high 18 points in loss to Bulgaria

Campbell Riverite and Team Canada to play Thailand tomorrow for shot at 13th place at U18 worlds

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Coming Home: B.C. fire chief and disaster dog return from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

The pair spent roughly one week on Great Abaco Island assisting in relief efforts

Newcomer Ferland lines up with sniper Pettersson as Vancouver Canucks camp opens

Ferland provides more depth and a scoring threat up front, Pettersson says

Intelligence official charged seemed to be ‘exemplar of discretion’: UBC professor

Professor Paul Evans says he served on Cameron Ortis’s doctoral dissertation committee

Most Read