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THE IRISH ROVERS

Saturday, March 9 – 7:30p


The Irish Rovers have been selling out worldwide and are thrilled to be returning to Balboa Theatre – by popular demand!

This year’s album release “The Scottish Album – Up Among the Heather”, reflects the Scottish influence on the band’s Northern Irish roots. Last year, they released, “The Unicorn, the Continuing Story” which  gave us the long-awaited sequel to their famed Unicorn song. 

For over 50 years “these international ambassadors of Irish music have maintained their timeless ability to deliver a rollicking, rousing performance of good cheer – one that will soon have you singing and clapping along. Their songs have become anthems of revelry and joy among generation after generation of fans.” – Belfast Telegraph. 

51 Years ago The Irish Rovers had a breakout hit with their second album, The Unicorn. That album and ‘lucky little ditty’ of a title track written by Shel Silverstein, took them from folk clubs of America to concert halls and television sets worldwide. 

The Unicorn, which was in fact a last minute add to the original album, left us all with a tear or two, plus the unanswered question, “Whatever happened to the Unicorns when the ark left them stranded on the shore?” The Unicorn – https://youtu.be/mN-uA9CiV_w

Since that first big hit, the band returned to the charts 15 more times with other songs, nevertheless, the magic of The Unicorn remains. To pay appropriate tribute on its Gold Anniversary, the Rovers released “The Unicorn, The Continuing Story”. It includes all new recordings, plus the sequel to The Unicorn song, which answers the question of the last fifty years. A new MUSIC VIDEO also tells the story. The Rovers and video producer thank the World Wildlife Fund, and wildlife cinematographer Adam Ravetch for their assistance in the production. 

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The iconic Celtic super-band, have sold millions of recordings, gaining countless converts to Irish music through the power of their foot-stomping, intoxicating songs, spirited humor and jubilant showmanship.  –  Owen McNally, Hartford Courant

Years of touring and playing haven’t eroded the band’s ferocious chops. Those musicians are so tight. They’re virtuosos! – Tallahassee Democrat 

There’s no getting away from the quality of the Millar cousin’s vocals, vintage Irish balladeers from Ballymena with calculated wit and whimsy and a brogue to win the ladies hearts. – Otago Daily Times, New Zealand

The Irish Rovers celebrate a bonny resurgence… From the recent resurge in popularity it would seem the lads themselves have returned to their glory days, and are still charging. – The Morning Call

An unforgettable experience! The Irish Rovers excite even the most discerning audience member into having a rip-roaring good time. – Foundation 



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