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Friday, December 18, 2015


(Tony Fisher with Damien & Paul McIlroy)

If you’re Irish, come into the parlour … Well, even if you’re not, get down to The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway on December 21, for a festive, family shindig with Durban’s legendary Irish band, the Blarney Brothers.

With the Blarney Brothers you can be sure of a great big, foot-stomping, sing-along party which provides a fun night out for whole family. Their music is a mixture of Irish ballads, foot-tapping pub songs, popular newies and the occasional Irish jig. Audiences can expect to hear a mix of favourites such as Running Bear, Drunken Sailor, Wild Rover, Jerusalem, I Am Your Music Man, The Leaving Of Liverpool, Simple Simon, Whiskey In The Jar, Danny Boy, Knees Up Mother Brown and Ireland’s Call.

The Blarney Brothers established their enduring and endearing name by playing at "The Barn" at The Athlone Hotel, Durban every Wednesday and Friday for 13 years, so it seems like a fitting tribute to have them performing for the first time at The Barnyard.

The band’s Paul and Damien McIlroy and Tony Fisher are all fine vocalists and very musically talented. Paul is the leader of the group, also playing the keyboards, banjo and guitar; Tony plays the fiddle, bass guitar, mandolin, penny whistle and flute; while Damien is on lead guitar and vocals.

The theatre will open at 18h30, the show will start at 20h00. Tickets R120 pp booked through The Barnyard Theatre on 031 566 3045, e-mail or visit for more information.