"Seven Drunken Nights-The Story of The Dubliners" Do we really need this?
I just received my brochure for Edinburgh Playhouse today and noticed this event in the programme.
Tickets start at £13 which is quite a bargain for this venue.
I’ve just been browsing and the show seems to get good reviews…
While The Dubliners were a very important band with a very interesting history, I’m not sure about the musical value of such a project especially as we still have The Dublin Legends carrying the mantle. Without having listened to much of the music from the show, I’d guess that the "continuing" band would "have the edge" in terms of competence and technical ability.
However does this matter? Arguably the story of the band is what matters and it’s good to remember past members and their contibutions over the years and their special place in the history of Irish music… e.g. Luke, Ciaran, Barney, Ronnie, Jim McCann etc and, of course, John Sheahan who is still with us.
Now I know that The Dubs won’t be too representative of the tastes of many members here but I’d be interested in your thoughts.
Here’s a trailer for the show..
and a clip fom The Dublin legends.
Compare and contrast