Reeling in the Showband Years


February, 2024

8:00 pm


About the event

“Reeling In the Showband Years”

Returns to Waterford for Another Record Breaking night! 


The Ronan Collins Showband Show “Reeling In the Showband Years” has been a smash hit for the past 13 years, right around Ireland and we are delighted to say it returns once again to Theatre Royal, Waterford on Bank Holiday Sunday February 4th 2024  to celebrate it’s amazing 14th year touring and filling Theatre’s all around Ireland 


 And what a line-up it is again in 2024  


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

A Superstar of Showbiz. Gina and The Champions dominated the Showband era with multiple hit records and sold out shows right around the country for decades  Her biggest hits included  “Minnie Minnie”, “Do You Wanna Do It”, “You’re the Greatest Lover”, “Who Do You Wanna Be”, “Give Me Back My Love” and “Playing with Fire”, plus many more. They were voted Top Irish Pop Band in voters polls year after year over the period also. She still belts it out and sounds as great as ever!! 


Ronan Collins  “RTE’S Mr. Music” sings his renowned tributes to The Great Joe Dolan, The Eurovision and much more! 


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!  Watch their smash hit show “Keith & Lorraine’s Music Hour” 

On Spotlight TV. Sky 365. It’s was Number One in the ratings for months on end! 


Shaun O’Dowd

We are delighted to welcome back Shaun to this year’s show!  

With hisband “Ding-A-ling” he was one of the biggest drawing acts in Ireland right through the 70’s. He topped the charts for weeks with his smash hit records “You Are No Angel” and “It’s Good To See You” All you could ask for in an entertainer.  An outstanding top class Artist! 


Dave Lawlor

This Tullamore man’s magnificent voice will capture you. Had a massive hit with his smash hit record ”Showband’s on Parade” In the Seventies!! 


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. 


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 amedley 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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