Ireland are about to receive a special concert tour around their country titled ‘Best of Eurovision: Ireland’s Winners’. The tour will feature Ireland’s previous winners: Dana, Johnny Logan, Linda Martin, Niamh Kavanagh and also Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan.
This October, the special tour as reported about earlier, will begin in Dublin, Ireland with a spectacular presentation of the story Ireland has had through the Eurovision Song Contest. This is the first time previous Irish winners will colaborate and perform together in this special nostalgic view back to the ‘good times’ for Ireland. Tour dates can be seen below:
|Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
|The Waterfront Belfast
|The TLT Concert Hall & Theatre Drogheda
|The INEC Killarney
|The Millenium Forum, Derry
|The Mullingar Park Hotel
|Whites Hotel Wexford
|Royal Theatre Castlebar
|Cork Opera House
Ireland first won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1970 with Dana and her song, All Kinds Of Everything taking place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The second victory came 10 years later in 1980 when Johnny Logan won his first time with the song What’s Another Year. His second victory came in 1987 with the song Hold Me Now. Logan is the first and only Eurovision participant to date to win the Eurovision trophy twice for his country.
In Malmö 1992, Linda Martin brought the contest back to Ireland with the song Why Me? followed by two more victories in the next following years by Niamh Kavanagh (In Your Eyes) and Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan (Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids).
Ireland’s most recent winner is Eimear Quinn in Oslo 1996 with the song The Voice. Quinn is yet to confirm her participation in the special concert tour, Best of Eurovision: Ireland’s Winners.
Niamh Kavanagh participated in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest with the song, It’s For You, hoping to return to Ireland with yet another victory, however ended 23rd in the final with only 25 points.
Tickets are currently on sale for €32 and are available through www.ticketmaster.ie. You can also purchase tickets through local venue box offices.