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Sunday, March 20, 2016


(Dave Monks)

South Africa’s very own Irish multi-instrumentalist Dave Monks presents an evening of time-warp, transporting audiences to the towns, rivers and valleys of Ireland with A Feast of Irish which will have two performances at Rhumbelow Theatre on March 27.

Monk’s proven repertoire of esteemed Irish classics mixed with a touch of Blarney in his treasury of tales and humour, are always sure to get hands clapping. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland gives him more than a stamp of originality and authenticity to his Irish melodies and skillful instrumentals.

An Irish show wouldn’t be complete without the good ‘ol faithful like Danny Boy, Galway Bay, Whiskey in the jar, Paddy Mc Ginty’s Goat to name a few but A Feast of Irish will also introduce audiences to a whole new generation of Irish favourites. The folkish feel of this music is enhanced by Monk’s mastery of the banjo, guitar, harmonica, tin whistles and vocals.

“It takes an Irish man to sing an Irish song but it takes an Irish singer to make you sing a long”.  So join Dave Monks for what is sure to be a rousing and exciting evening of nostalgic, sing-a-long fun.

Remember to wear something green!!!

Shows take place on March 27 at 14h00 and 18h30. (Venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner)

Tickets R140 (R120 pensioners and tables of eight or more). Take along food picnic baskets. Braais will be available. There is limited secure parking and booking is essential. A cash bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). Booking is through Computicket or contact Roland on 082 499 8636, email or visit

Rhumbelow Theatre is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo.