For as long as I can remember, the Dubliners have been a part of my musical life. They were formed in 1962, when I was a year old, and have provided a backdrop to the intervening years. Having witnessed “Seven Drunken Nights-The Story Of The Dubliners” on its previous visit to Birmingham, I was delighted to hear that with the relaxation of Covid restrictions, the show is going back on the road once more.
Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ged Graham, who is the writer and director and also performs in the musical. We quickly discovered a lot of common ground. Ged is a native of Dublin himself but has lived for many years in the Greater Manchester area.
This ex-pat from Northern Ireland also lived there for some time and it was great to reminisce on things musical and personal. Both of us even celebrated the same landmark birthday this year! Ged is naturally excited about the prospect of the forthcoming tour, with the opportunity to perform live and interact with audiences once more. He assured me that all theatres will be taking whatever precautions are necessary to protect the safety of their patrons.
The autumn tour covers much of Great Britain and I look forward to my visit to the production at the Garrick Theatre in Lichfield in October. It has been a privilege over the years to follow the group and to develop personal friendships with them and this is certainly a great opportunity to enjoy a look back over their career. For further information, check out
Seven Drunken Nights | The Story of the Dubliners
or even better, try to get along to see this excellent and entertaining production for yourself.