Red Hurley and his band take to the stage of the Lime Tree Theatre for what promises to be a great nights entertainment. Once the King of Ireland’s Pop Music Scene in the 70s and early 80s he has of late been enjoying a huge career resurgence both in Ireland and the USA. In 2010 He celebrated over 40 years in show business with a sell-out tour of Ireland. Included in the tour was the sold out show at Dublin’s spectacular Bord Gais Theatre where Red was joined on stage by legendary US singer Rita Coolidge and many of his friends. The audience profile saw just how successful Hurley’s return to the top has become with fans of all ages packing the venue and giving the veteran star multiple standing ovations.
He delivered knockout performances of his many chart Hits while dipping into all music genres to showcase how his amazing voice can breathe new life into classic pop songs. Particular highlights of the Grand Canal Concert were beautiful and moving performances of Gospel classics ‘Deep River’ and ‘Amazing Grace’. He closed the show with the truly spectacular ‘Danny Boy Trilogy’ a fusion of the familiar ‘Derry Air’ with the American ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic’ which literally makes grown men cry such is the depth of emotion and pathos which Red Hurley brings to the piece. This man is quite simply not just one of the best singers in the world but also one of the finest interpreters of popular song.
Kevin Myers writing in the Irish Independent in Sept 2010 said ‘His intuitive sense of the beautiful is one reason why Red Hurley is such a wonderful singer. He will find the key element of any song — a single note or phrase — and elevate that into an unexpected little musical jewel’.
Rarely has an artist had the persistence and self-belief to rise above so many career setbacks as Hurley has and re-emerge once again triumphant. His is without a doubt one of the best male voices of all time and his international success is long overdue’. It has taken the world a long time to discover just how great Red Hurley is. Let’s hope he keeps entertaining us for many years and that the media both at home and abroad come to appreciate just how great a singer he really is.
Please note all ticket prices include €1 per ticket booking charge.
No exchanges or refunds.
For all performances at the Lime Tree Theatre, wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call (061) 774774 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
No late comers admitted to the theatre after the show commences.
Limited parking availabile for partrons, please arrive early. Disability and bus parking available.
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