Irish-American Rockers Young Dubliners in a Pre-St. Patrick's Day Celebration
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The last date listed for Young Dubliners was Saturday March 13, 2010 / 8:00pm.
Currently at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
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Long before Glee hit primetime, there was The Young Americans. The traveling troupe of recent high… More
The Young Dubliners consider themselves to be ambassadors of Celtic and American rock. The band members’ dual Irish and American heritage has always resulted in a distinctive and richly varied musical palette. Ignoring labels has carved a niche for the Young Dubliners as a fusion band— not rock, not punk, not Celtic, but all of those sounds, punctuated with penny whistles, mandolins, and other classically Irish instruments. That sound keeps them producing exciting new music that has continually won critical acclaim. With All Due Respect — The Irish Sessions, paid tribute to classic Irish performers and won fans throughout the world as well as the No. 14 slot on the Billboard charts. Building a fervent fan base comparable to that of jam band rockers like Phish and Dave Matthews Band, the Young Dubliners have become notorious for the whirling jig pits that erupt at their live shows.
Irish-American rockers the Young Dubliners are psyched about last year’s release of Saints and SInners, a collection of lively recordings inspired by their tireless love of the road and the trials and tribulations that the group has encountered over the years. Playing an average of 180-250 shows internationally a year, the band members have seen their share of joy and pain and they share both their personal experiences and external observations on the new recording. Borrowing from an Irish proverb, the band’s journeys have been filled with “poets and patriots, saints and sinners.” Filled with free-wheeling party anthems to politically charged songs to poignant, harmony-laden jams, Saints and Sinners finds the Dubliners seamlessly blending their trademark rock and Celtic influences and offering up a vibrant collection of songs bursting with wit and wisdom. Produced by Ken Sluiter and Tim Boland, Saints and Sinners features co-founder Keith Roberts (vocals, guitar),fellow Dubliner Brendan Holmes (bass, vocals), American-born members Bob Boulding (guitar, vocals), Chas Waltz (violin, keyboards, harp, mandolin, vocals) and Dave Ingraham (drums, percussion). Uillean pipe and pennywhistler master Eric Rigler makes a special appearance as does Blues rock great Kenny Wayne Shepard who lends his talents to the explosive instrumental “Saoirse”.
The instrumental “Saiorse” featuring Kenny Wayne Shepard is a prime example of how the Dubs maintain a dual identity as both Irish and American songwriters. Says Roberts, “The title means ‘freedom’ in Gaelic and to us that means we have the liberty to take this style of music and push and pull it in every direction. The vibe of the song goes from Irish to rock back to Irish with Kenny’s wild blues on top of it. We’ve always defied pigeonholing because our sound is the grooving result of Irish and American guys coming together and drawing from a little bit of everything.”
The Young Dubliners are playing with special guest Eric Rigler, the most recorded piper in the world. Eric Rigler is the piper and whistle player on the soundtracks for Braveheart, Titanic, Million Dollar Baby and many many more.