The Show

The Show


The Show…5 friends that love music and love being Irish. Our sound is a mixture of all good things Irish and dirty oul bluesy rock and roll. The beating bodhran grabs the attention while the howling mandolin and fiddle deliver a killer blow leaving the audience wanting more fast.


We are five friends since the good old school days. Each member has their own style and taste in music which means a variety of influences mixed with bodhrans, mandolins, banjos, cajon, and the fiddle result in a uniquely Irish sounding rock and roll. We don't make up your standard 5 piece rock and roll outfit as all of us are multi-instrumentalists so there will nearly always be a bodhran etc somewhere in our songs. With 5 singers and 3 songwriters in the band each song sounds unique. In the last year we have built up a dedicated following of fans by gigging all around Dublin and also a few throughout our beautiful country. We played a gig down in the Music Factory Carlow where Republic of Loose were also playing. Mick and a few of the lads caught our sound check and were impressed. That was a big compliment coming from a great band which we partied the night away with. Our set opens with the infamous Ballad Tune, an attention grabbing song which captures the audience and gets them rocking. Our name "The Show" originated from a drunken Spanish friend's advice stating that a gig is about music yes but its also about the fucking show. We took his advice and try our best to always to put on a great show. So basically if you love being Irish and love good music then hopefully you'll appreciate that we are trying to do something different, something new and something exciting.


Released "Choppin' Wood" in May 2007 which reached 42 in the Irish single charts. Choppin' Wood, Bettystown Blues, Cold Water, Vietnam and Marie Joanne have received airplay on FM 104, Phantom FM, Dublin South FM and Raidio Idirlion (

Set List

There are no covers in the set only original music.

This is our typical set list it is approx 30 mins

1- The Ballad Tune
2- Here comes Mary
3- Bettystown Blues
4- Waterville
5- Collinswood
6- Flower Grove
7- House of Lazurus
8- Old Man Reddy
9- The Train