2012: THE DUBLINERS 1962-2012. News Four. April/May 2012.
The best band to ever come out of Ireland are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year. Formed in 1962, they made a name for themselves playing regularly in O'Donoghue's Pub in Dublin. To mark the 50th Anniversary of The Dubliners, artist Niall O'Loughlin, Pervaneh Matthews and Ray Sherlock showcased their paintings of the famous musicians and other Dubliners at Balla Bán Art Gallery in March.
All three artists are big fans of the Dubliners. Dublin artist Pervaneh has one of her limited edition prints hanging in O'Donoghues Pub on Merrion Row, the venue where it all started for the ballad group 50 years ago.
Niall O'Loughlin and Ray Sherlock, Ireland's two top caricaturists, brought plenty of humour and colour to the show with their portraits of the Dubliners in flying form. Invited artists, Mark Baker and Tom Byrne also featured in the exhibition with their portrait paintings of Luke Kelly and Ronnie Drew.
You can get the change to see the Dubliners live this June 2nd in Listowel, Kerry; June 3rd in Cork Opera House; June 7th in Waterfront Hall, Belfast and June 9th in the TLT Concert Hall & Theatre in Drogheda.
Painting above by Niall O'Loughlin.