The Celtic super-band, The Irish Rovers, were founded in Canada in Toronto but first became known on American television in the ’60s. As guests on shows like The Tonight Show and The Smothers Brothers Show, they gained experience before hosting their first of three international television series, The Irish Rovers Show for the CBC.
Over the next twenty years they became staples of the world music scene with two more international television series, and performing at five World Expos. At that time, fans enjoyed their early hits like “Black Velvet Band,” “The Unicorn,” “Whisky on a Sunday,” and “Wasn’t That A Party.”
The days of the long tours are finally coming to an end for these Irish lads as they are now completing one last world tour. After that, they will rove again only for special events, festivals, and longer stays. International touring will happen only on a very limited scale. At concerts, fans will enjoy a mix of their hits, rollicking Jigs and Reels, plus hilarious stories from their years on the road.