2nd Oct 2007 - 6th Jan 2008
Treading the boards here until mid January is the venue’s festive season frolic entitled Celtic Rock. A musical tribute to the Emerald Isle, the show combines elements of folk and pop and a good dose of pub songs washed down with an abundance of rock.
Expect timeless Irish favourites such as The Corrs, Van Morrison, Thin Lizzy, Chris De Burgh, U2, Wilson Pickett, The Commitments, The Cranberries and Simple Minds and wash down the Guinness with anthems such as Sunday Bloody Sunday, Try A Little Tenderness, Lady In Red, Don’t You Forget About Me and Brown Eyed Girl. And, in true Irish style, the sing-a-long sections will have audiences banging on the tables as they get caught up in the jolly bar-rock of Danny Boy, Wild Rover, The Leaving of Liverpool and Whiskey In The Jar.
Celtic Rock features an eleven–piece cast led by authentic Irishman Ciaran Fox who is joined by Lee Paver, Liezel Pieters and Jessica Yallup on vocals. The show also features Lorna Martin, a veteran of Irish blockbuster The Spirit of the Dance and the band is made up of Calli Thomson on keyboards, Josh Thatcher on guitar, Juan Smit on drums, Donovan Thatcher on bass guitar, Dianne Neil or Catrien Jooste on violin, and Colin Mairs on saxophone and flute.