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Message from Patsy

Patsy 3Dear Friends,

I want to share a few words all of you today and there is no easy way to say it, so here goes.

I have decided to take a break from the music business for a while. When I made the decision I just thought sooner rather than later, as from now I won’t be touring the rest of 2014 with the Dublin Legends

After 52 years it was a terribly tough decision to make as music has been my life, and always will be, but the time has come to take time out and enjoy the other side of life, & spending time with my family, all of whom have been so supportive of my decision, and I look forward to spending lots of time with them.
A break from the industry for a while is exactly what I see in my near future.

There are so many people I would like to thank, too numerous to mention but I have to name a few, I'd like to stress how wonderful it was to work with Sean, Eamonn, Gerry and recently Paul these last couple of years, I wish them only the very best & a brilliant future for TDL ahead.

Thank you to Tom and Pat O'Brien and all their Crew, Brian Hand at Pat Egan management, the promoters across Europe, my good friend Rainer Burzler for driving thousands of miles, keeping me in beer and taking care of my instruments & to Manula for letting Rainer away to do this.
A huge thank you to Peter Schittler for been a true friend and for making that phone call 15 years ago, when we decided to put this website together, good job one of us knew what he was talking about, and Peter has very kindly offered to continue to maintain the website which will remain online as it is now for everyone to look back at the craic we had, with a promise for the future.

Last but not least, my deepest appreciation goes to all the followers and friends around the globe.

I'll raise a glass tonight and I'll toast especially to all of you,

Watch this space, we'll meet again!
Beir Bua agus Beannacht

Patsy 1

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TDL cover story

The February/March issue of the German Folk magazine has our boys on the frontpage, cover story inside. If you want to know what the story is all about, you need to get the magazine (German!): www.folkmagazin.de

Soundcheck in Leeds

We thought to share this great photograph of the soundcheck in Leeds (26 February 2014) with you; this was the comment we got along with it:

This was the concert hall the lads played in Leeds; the shot is just one of them running through a sound check. The Leeds City Varieties was built in 1865; the combined age of TDL is older than it. Maybe we should put a preservation order on the lads!

Large version in our freshly opened 2014 gallery!

Vicar Street addendum

What could be nice than to celebrate the opening of the second tour of The Dublin Legends (tonight in Northampton) with those wonderful photographs from Vicar Street, sent in by Angelika - thank you very much from everyone!

Vcar Street shots by Angelika

Vicar Street Premiere

The Dublin Legends, while every single one of them veterans to Vicar Street and all the other prestigious venues in Ireland, played their first gig under the new name on 28 December 2013. Our reporters Enid & Renata were at hand, so you know you are lucky today. For the sake of variety, we switched the format of the report, squeezed 32 photographs into it and invite you to enjoy it by clicking here!.

Live 2014: Netherlands and Belgium dates online

The tour dates for the Netherlands and Belgium are online

New album: Live in Vienna

Here it comes, swinging, swaying, smashing, rocking, singin', fiddlin', pickin', stompin', joyful, melancholy,dancing, thrilling, entertaining, in short: A spectacular new live album by The Dublin Legends, recorded at the Wiener Metropol in September 2013. Everyone who read our Vienna report knows that these were mindblowingly fantastic gigs. Now comes your chance to own this breathtaking music yourself!
Click here for the track list and how to order!

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