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The Dubs With Guest Michael Howard

It is time to tell you a bit about Michael Howard finally. First, Eamonn currently is taking care of his health and unfortunately had to cancel the trip to Austria which he regrets very much - he is sending best wishes to all the fans! Michael Howard, also from Dublin, was invited to come along for the tour, which was not really a surprise, as the band youngling has quite a history with them lads: He knows Barney and John for well over 30 years. They became friends when they met while the Dubliners were part of the Brendan Behan play Richard's Cork Leg in London in 1972. Michael is a classical concert guitar player and as such has an excellent name going for him. Michael also appears live with John (where the man finds the time is a miracle, but he does) and they released an album titled In Our Own Time in 1987, featuring 12 of their own compositions. This year, he already was with John, Barney and Patsy at the Tonight With Vincent Browne program on RTÉ Radio One, so he is in constant touch with the band and used to their repertoire anyway. He is introducing himself musically to the Dubliners fandom with a beautiful piece from a South-America, a tango done together with John. On display is a picture of John and Michael playing, and in our gallery you'll find another shot of a rather pensive Michael back at the dressing room, after the gig.

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