Whenever and wherever
you come across the Blarney Brothers you are sure to find a great big,
foot-stomping sing-along party. Perhaps it is just because they simply
play for the audience. Making music they know everyone will love. It
is all helped along with a liberal flavouring of genuine Irish Blarney
and humour because the Blarney Brothers are as Irish as shamrock and
Their music is a mixture of Irish
ballads, foot tapping pub songs, popular newies and the occasional Irish
It is a tribute to their popularity
that 30 years after their first performance, at the Astra Hotel in Durban,
they are still one of South Africa’s top five acts. In fact their
history goes back even further as they served their musical apprenticeship
playing in the Irish "Showbands" for 10 years before arriving
on South African soil.
The Blarney Brothers established
their enduring and endearing name by playing at "The Barn"
in The Athlone Hotel, Durban every Wed. and Fri. for 13 years. Since
finishing there in 1991 they are now travelling further and further
afield, often driving more than 10,000 km's a month all over South Africa
and neighboring states such as Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia,
Lesotho and even as far as Malawi.
The Band has also performed internationally
with great success. They have played in Taiwan, Hong Kong,Shanghai,Macau,
Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Australia and the UK.
& Tony are all fine vocalists and very musically
Paul as the leader of the group,
playing the keyboards, banjo and guitar.
Tony plays the fiddle, bass guitar,
mandolin, penny whistle and flute.
Damien plays lead guitar and vocals.
The Blarney Brothers’ six part
television series, "You don’t have to be Irish" was
filmed on location in Ireland and screened on SATV on two occasions
in 1994 and 1995. In February 1999 the Blarneys were the feature Band
on South Africa’s number one TV program"Noot vir Noot"
and on St. Patrick’s Day, March 99, they had a spot on The Kelly
Show screened in Ireland.
The Band have also made guest appearances
on the Dali Tambo Show and The Tony Sanderson Show.
They have made 12 albums of their
popular sing-along, party and Irish songs, the latest four, which are
only available on CD are called " You Dont Have to be Irish",
"Showtime", "Party Collection" and "Dancing
on the Tables"
For further information contact Paul Mc Ilroy on..
Tel (031) 2021221
Fax (031) 2021220