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Discovering Pete St. John

Discovering Pete St John… We are working with Roy Buckley on a documentary on the life of Pete St. John and recently had our first production meeting in Las Vegas discussing the life, songs and stories of one of Ireland’s legendary songwriters… We are thrilled to be working with Pete’s sons Kieron and Brian on this project… What an honour it was to play Pete’s guitar, the instrument he wrote so many classics with… songs like The Fields of Athenry, Dublin in the Rare Old Times, The Ferryman, The Mero, Tara Tansey, Jim Larkin, When Margaret Was Eleven, Ringsend Rose, and many more… Check out the version of The Fields of Athenry uploaded to our fanclub page, that’s Pete’s guitar being played! More news soon, it’s all very exciting !!!

Read More 12th May 2023
St. Patrick's Weekend 2023

We’re Delighted to announce we’ll be heading back to Prescott Valley Performing Arts, Arizona for 2 Shows, the afternoon and evening of Saturday 18th March 2023! And we could have some very special guests too! A delightful theatre to perform in.❤️❤️

Read More 14th Sep 2022
Iowa Irish Fest, 5 - 7 August 2022

We're playing twice at the Irish Fest in Waterloo, Iowa this August! Come see us Saturday afternoon (6th August) at 5.15pm on the Trad Stage and 2pm Sunday (7th August) on the Lincoln Savings Bank Stage. More info at www.iowairishfest.com

Read More 21st Jul 2022
Irish Fun In The Caribbean Sun!

We are teaming up with some other great artists for a seven night cruise (yes 'Seven Drunken Nights' may make an appearance!) in the Caribbean next February. Come see us perform onboard with Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfe Tones, Kathy Durkin, Richie Hayes, All Folk'd Up, Tallymoore, Olivia Douglas and more to be announced... The cruise will call at the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands! For more info contact sarahf@uniquetrav.com

Read More 11th Jun 2022
Prescott Valley Performing Arts Theatre, Arizona

We’re delighted to announce we will be performing at the Prescott Valley Performing Arts Theatre in Arizona on Friday, July 15 @ 7pm. Tickets will be available from the box office at the theatre shortly. It’ll be our first time performing in Prescott and we’re really looking forward to it.

Read More 21st May 2022
Black Donnellys - Now on Netflix

December 10th 2021 - Possibly the hardest working band in the world. Not content with their residential gig at the Ri Ra Irish Pub in Las Vegas, nor breaking Guinness World Records, these two unlikely lads have taken to the Silver Screen. The Black Donnellys attempt to break yet another Guinness World Record by playing a concert in every U.S. state while exploring Irish immigration to America and its influence and heritage. Snapped up by Netflix, this rockumentary follows the lads on the twists and turns, towards realising their dream. Definitely one to watch!

Read More 16th Mar 2022
Emmy Award for Black Donnellys

17 June 2021 - Ireland’s music sensation, The Black Donnellys, have just won an Emmy for their insane American Road trip Rokumentry. ‘An Irish Story: This is my Home’ took the coveted NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) prize in the “Outstanding Achievement” Documentry; Category. “This is a great win for Ireland, and in particular some very much needed positive reinforcement for all the independent bands, to whom we hope this achievement will bring inspiration. Always believe and never give up.” said the band. The movie also won the Prized Alum “People’s Choice Award 2020” at the Beloit International Film Festival, Winsconsin, U.S.A. ‘An Irish Story: This is my Home’ took the No.1 spot, beating100 other participating movies. The Black Donnellys’, Dublin born Dave Rooney and Dave Browne took up the acting role of musical directors and producers on this joyous, inspiring and hilarious documentary, showing the incredible power music has in bringing people together and the positive effect that immigration has had on the country. Directed by Karl Nickoley and featuring original music by The Black Donnellys, ‘An Irish Story: This Is My Home’ was released on DVD and video on demand just in time for St Patrick’s Day on March 17, 2020 The Black Donnellys start recording their new E.P next week, and are also filming the pilot for their highly anticipated new Rokumentry ‘Through a Storm’ Later this month, 2022 is going to be memorable for these Irish Trailblazers. Watch this space…

Read More 21st Feb 2022