The Irish Rovers – Farewell to Rovin’ Tour
Since 1964, The Irish Rovers have become cherished music icons, have touched three generations of music lovers, and brought Ireland into North American living rooms with their three television series that spanned more than 20 years.
These last few years, the Rovers have returned to television, sold out concert tours, returned to the radio airwaves and garnered rave reviews.
Due to YouTube, their Drunken Sailor song has reached a new young audience, with more than 10 million hits. Last year, Rovers songwriter/producer George Millar responded by heading back to the studio and recording a new CD full of songs of the sea, including a tribute to The Titanic for its 100th anniversary. The release made headlines in both America and Ireland, and was the soundtrack for a Canadian documentary about the Harland and Wolff shipyards of Belfast where the mighty ship was built.