The Young Dubliners Play At Nightfall Friday

Monday, June 25, 2012
The Young Dubliners
The Young Dubliners

The sound of Celtic rock and roll straight out of California is coming to Chattanooga with the Young Dubliners making a headlining appearance at the Nightfall Concert Series on Friday.  

The Irish/Californian rock band Young Dubliners will be performing on the River City Stage in Miller Plaza at 8 p.m., following their opening act, More Like Me, who begins at 7 p.m. and, as always, this Nightfall Concert is free and open to the public. This is the last week to purchase discounted, bulk beverage tickets. Attendees can buy a book of 20 tickets at $4 each, discounted from the $5 single ticket price. 

Review for the Young Dubliners:

Started by a couple of Dublin natives living in California during 1988, the Young Dubliners have been peddling their unique sound, which fuses traditional Irish music with modern rock, throughout America and Europe ever since. Made up of master instrumentalists and songwriters, the band has had a multitude of members over the years, ranging from garage band veterans out of the OC to pennywhistle masters who have worked on the Titanic soundtrack. 

The different members have kept up the high standards that have come to be expected from the group in mastery of their instruments, songwriting, and, especially, producing songs that are interesting and new while keeping to the Celtic/rock blend their fans have come to love. Keith Roberts, one of the original two Dubliners that started the band, himself has said that the band works hard to give their fans “the highest quality songs we can.” 

Now with five albums out and 20 years from when they first started performing, the Young Dubliners are a long way from where they started began in California, but their commitment to good music that takes in the sounds of their Irish roots and the rock style so prevalent in their American home, keeps old fans listening and makes them new ones every day.

The local opening act, More Like Me takes sibling harmony to another level. Identical triplets, Jared, Justin and Jordan Roberts, combine lush three-part harmony with a retro-pop songwriting sensibility.

For more information on this free community concert series, call 265-0771 or visit NightfallChattanooga.com for music samples by each headliner and other information for first-time attendees.



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