Help The Dubliners collect their own history The Dubliners have appointed official collectors, Per Jappée and Dr. Gerhard Braas to help collect private video footage and audio recordings of any of their concerts, privately taken photographs on and off stage, recordings of their TV/Radio appearances. If you have something interesting, you will of course get rare material in return. Please see Patsy Watchorn's official page for more information.
Will there finally be an Official Dubliners website? News are expected shortly. In the meantime, join the Official Dubliners Forum for questions and debate.
News April 2006:
And then suddenly there was a tour in England after all.. They are slowing down, somebody said. So far, over 70 concerts all over Europe are confirmed in 2006.
Ronnie Drew and Eleanor Shanley's new cd, El Amor de mi Vida, is now released on Daisy Records. Apart from the worst recordcover in history, it has some interesting songs; the titletrack El Amor de mi Vida (Warren Zevon), Hang Down your Head (Tom Waits), The Ballad of Henry Lee (Nick Cave), Farewell (Bob Dylan), The Good old Days (The Eels) and When God made me (Neil Young) among others. Of course there are two songs recorded on earlier albums, A couple more Years and We had it all. The album can be ordered from Irish Music Mail
Brand new DVD and cd - Luke Kelly - The Performer. Previously unreleased live tracks from the golden era! Order it from Irishmusicmail.com
The Dubliners' Dublin and The Dubliners - Live in Germany (Five Beards on the Road) are rereleased on DVD
A brand new mini-cd, The Dubliners Tour Sampler, with new studio/live songs was for sale at the German tour this year, but unfortunately it will not be made available for general sale
Seán and James Cannon will play several concerts in Germany in January/February 2006
News September 2005:
Barney will be back for the Dutch tour after illness, and Patsy Watchorn will be the special guest for the rest of this year.
And then they were four... Sadly Paddy Reilly has left The Dubliners after exactly nine years, to pursue a solocareer. Or to retire.
No replacement has been made, but Patsy Watchorn was guest musician at the Austrian part of the tour. There will be more guests for the rest of the concerts this year.
A DVD of previously unreleased tv-shows, i.e. shows with Luke Kelly, is on its way. Hopefully it will be in the shops before Christmas.
Over 5000 people are expected to this year's last concert at The Point, Dublin on Dec. 30th
News November 2002:
The yearly rumours that The Dubs will retire at the end of the year are not true. Dates are already coming in for 2003.
A new concert-DVD and VHS, recorded at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin on June 26th this year, will soon be released. The DVD also includes interviews with Ronnie Drew, Barney McKenna and John Sheahan
Some very sad news; Derek Bell of The Chieftains has passed away at the age of 67.
Jim McCann will not be joining The Dubs for the tour in Holland and Germany due to illness. Read Jim's latest news-release.
News May 2002:
The Dubliners - 40 Years has now been released. More
News April 2002:
The Dubliners - 40 Years has now been released. More
News March 2002:
Live online broadcast from The Dubliners' concert at Trafalgar Square,
London, on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, 5 pm GMT. Visit
BBC Online for more info.
The 40 YEARS CELEBRATION cd will be released in week 12!
The 40th Celebration Tour is taking shape. Added more dates
Thanks to Jim McCann & Peter Heinz
News December 2001:
Ronnie Drew & Eleanor Shanley German Tour, January 2002
40 Years A-Greying: The Dubliners are recording a new 'reunion'
album for the 40th anniversary next year with special guests Ronnie Drew and
Jim McCann. Ronnie and Jim will also be special guests on some concerts during
the European Tour next year.
Added a few photos from the first concert of this year's UK Tour (Birmingham, March
24th) Thanks again to Graham Pallot for photos and help.
Barney McKenna can be heard on The Chieftains' new album, Water from the
Well. Barney went to school with Paddy Moloney, and almost became a member of
The Chieftains in the early 60s.
News January 2000:
A new cd of 9 previously unreleased tracks by Luke Kelly is released in
connection with the 'Luke' video which was put out for sale late November last
year. The cd is called Thank you for the Days and is produced
by Noel Pearson. It is released as Ferndale Films FM0001 Most of
the tracks were recorded before Luke joined The Dubliners, or when he was not
a member of the group. The cd also contains the complete Thank you for the
Days. The soundquality is remarkably good, and well worth the money.
See Tracklist for more
information. The Luke Kelly documentary is released as FV001. The cd
and video can be ordered by contacting Ferndale
Films. Or write/phone/fax them at:
The Dubliners have just completed three very successful concerts in
Seán Cannon and his son James have recorded an EP which will be released
The documentary on Luke Kelly had a preview in Dublin in early July.
Expected release is November 17th.
May 8th 1999:
Ronnie Drew's new soloalbum "The Humour is on me now" is completed and
will be out on Dara Records (Ireland) soon. The album will, unlike "Dirty
Rotten Shame", get international distribution. Ronnie will also be touring
Spain and USA in May and June with Mike Hanrahan.
The documentary on Luke Kelly is now going well after a few German
obstacles lately, and will be finished as planned later this year.
Ronnie Drew and Shane MacGowan's single "Seven Drunken Nights" has been
New cdrelease from BMG Ireland with most of the album "Live" from 1974.
Unfortunately, another bad release. This time the soundquality is good, but
the trackorder is changed, and mixed with tracks from "Hometown" and "Live in
Carré". But for those who want to buy it, it's called "A Night out with the
Dubliners" on BMG Ireland 74321 647892.
Barney McKenna has been to hospital for an eyeoperation.
Added Tourdates for the Netherlands September/October 1999. More
The Dubliners will appear at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow on
Monday 25th with Ronnie Drew and Dolores Keane.
Ronnie Drew will do a concert at the Folk Club in Heiligenhaus, Germany on
The Dubliners concert in Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain on Jan 30th.
Added a new Tour 1999 page
which will be updated regularly.
A new cd-box including 3 previously unreleased songs has been released by
Outlet/Chyme (unfortunately!!). The box is called "Ireland's No1 Folk Group;
The Dubliners" which includes unreleased versions of Ratcliffe Highway,
Salford Town and The Wheels of the World.