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Irish Descendants
Tue, Oct 5


Time: 8:30 p.m.

Cover: $25


 The Irish Descendants now include Robert Kelly, Con O’Brien,  Duncan Cameron and Graham Wells.

Since their formation in 1990, The Irish Descendants have garnered a loyal fan base in their native Canada, and captured the attention of an ever-growing international audience. The band’s award winning recordings range from lilting ballads to toe-tapping reels, and their high energy, humorous live performances have made them a popular attraction at home and abroad. To date, the band has sold half a million albums.
Having toured extensively throughout North America,including headlining Celtic Festivals in Chicago, Boston and Cleveland, The Irish Descendants have performed at such prestigious venues as The Smithsonian in Washington D.C., and have played with many of the nation’s best symphony orchestras. They appeared on stage at The Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto in the theatrical production of Needfire, as well as headlining The International Festival of the Sea in England.
When Newfoundland celebrated its 500th Birthday, the band was selected to play at the festivities, entertaining European royalty and heads of state.
The 1991 release of their first album, Misty Morning Shore, quickly catapulted the band from pub circuit regulars to radio stars. This led to a contract with Warner Music, and the release of Look to the Sea in 1993.
In 1996, following the release of Gypsies and Lovers the previous year, The Irish Descendants were named Entertainers of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards, and received a Juno Award, the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy. By year’s end, the band’s first two albums were both certified Gold.
Over the next decade the band continued to evolve, touring every year and releasing albums including a Greatest Hits Package, So Far So Good, and The Gift, a Christmas album.
In 2004 the band released Across The Water for the New York based Kells Label. The album immediately cruised to the top of the North American Irish Charts, and drew rave reviews from the Irish media.
The band has now released a new CD, Southern Shore, produced by Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea), and will be touring extensively throughout North America.


Tuesday, October 5th will be a great night in Joe’s Garage. In celebration of Alexander Keith’s 215th birthday, Average Joe’s Sports Bar presents live and in concert, THE IRISH DESCENDANTS. The Descendants are one of Newfoundland’s best loved bands with a long list of achievements over the last 2 decades. They have sold over a half a million records, two of which went gold. They hav...e been named Entertainers of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards. They have won a Juno award as the Best Roots/Traditional artists. They have sold out concerts across North America including headlining Celtic festivals in cities like Chicago and Boston. Their performances of lilting ballads and toe tapping reels are presented with a high energy and humorous slant that leaves audiences clamoring for more.

To make the evening even more exiting, this great concert is coupled with the Alexander Keith birthday bash. There will be Keith give away items and specials on the great Alexander Keith beers that everyone enjoys. As well, some lucky ticket holder will win a trip for two to Halifax, Nova Scotia that will include a tour of the Alexander Keith’s brewery. Tickets for the event are on sale at Average Joe’s for $25.00. The show will start at 8:30 P.M. on Tuesday, October 5th. Buy early, as seating is limited and this is one concert you don’t want to miss.

For More Information or Interview Requests Please Contact:
Bernie Aubin, Booking Agent, – (604) 476-0634
Rob Mereska, Owner/Manager, Average Joe’s Sports Bar - (403) 942-2563


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420 - 6 Street South
T1J 2B8
Country: ca


The place is an arcade/nightclub— 420 - 6 Street South.

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