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Reeling in the Showband Years 2022

Reeling in the Showband Years 2022

“Reeling in the Showband Years” returns to The Helix Co for its Record Breaking 12th Year!

The Ronan Collins Showband Show “Reeling in the Showband Years” has been a smash hit

for the past 11 years, and we are delighted to say it returns once again to The Helix on Friday 28

January 2022 to celebrate it’s amazing 12th year touring and filling theatres all around Ireland.

And what a line-up it is this year!

RTE’s Ronan Collins is Host and Compare.

Red Hurley, a living legend of showbiz for the past 40 years. One of The Superstars of the Showband Era! He has had a huge international career and has been feted from Las Vegas to the deep south of the USA. His great big soaring voice has captivated audiences since he hit the stage with The Nevada Showband & is still a major force in Irish showbiz. Hear his stunning voice on “How Great Thou Art” and “When” to up tempo songs Like “Tennessee Special” and all of his other massive hit records.

Linda Martin, a Superstar of Showbiz. Lead Singer with that great band “Chips” & Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1992 with “WHY ME”. TV Presenter on multiple shows for RTE. All of her smash hit songs will be included. We are delighted, to have this world-renowned performer in the line-up for our 11th Anniversary Tour!

Ronan Collins; “RTE’S Mr. Music”, sings his renowned tributes to The Great Joe Dolan, The Eurovision and much more!

Keith and Lorraine McDonald. This great Brother and Sister combination from one of the oldest musical families in Ireland. Their Father, Frankie was trumpet player with Joe Dolan for many years. Lorraine is one of the brightest talents to emerge from the late Showband era and Keith is a star in his own right! Watch their smash hit show “Keith & Lorraine’s Music Hour” on Spotlight TV (Sky 365). It’s been Number One in the ratings for weeks now!

Shaun O’Dowd. We are delighted to welcome back Shaun to this year’s show! With his band “Ding-A-ling” he was one of the biggest drawing acts in Ireland right through the 70’s. He topped the charts for weeks with his smash hit records “You Are No Angel” and “It’s Good To See You”, all you could ask for in an entertainer. An outstanding top class Artist!

Dave Lawlor; This Tullamore man’s magnificent voice will capture you. He had a massive hit with his smash hit record “Showband’s on Parade” in the Seventies!!

The Conquerors Showband. One of the greatest Showbands of them all and still packing them in everywhere they go. The Galway boys sang “Baby Blue” and many more hits.

…..And much more to be announced!!!

The show’s exciting finale is an ALL Cast Salute to the Showband Era.

We will require patrons to present their Digital Covid Certificates for an EMA Approved Vaccine, HSE Vaccination Record or a COVID-19 Recovery Certificate if you have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months, and ID on arrival at the venue for ticketed events.

 

COVID-19 SAFETY INFORMATION & VENUE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


In line with Government guidelines performances have returned to The Helix at full capacity. This means that it is likely that people not in your group will be sitting next to you, however everyone gaining access to The Helix will be vaccinated and will be required to wear a mask (except when eating/drinking). For your safety, and in line with government guidelines, we are required to introduce the below measures to help ensure we keep our staff and patrons safe as well as providing you with peace of mind.

 

ESSENTIAL COVID 19 INFORMATION FOR VALID ENTRY TO THE HELIX:

 

  • Please do not attend The Helix if you have symptoms of Covid-19
  • In order to gain access to The Helix, it is required that you provide a copy of your EU Digital COVID Vaccination Certificate or COVID-19 Recovery Certificate (recovery within last 6 months) and photo ID when asked upon entering the venue. Please have these ready before entering the queue management system.
  • Negative PCR, Antigen/Lateral Flow tests are not acceptable for entry
  • Please put on your mask before entering the building and keep it on at all times, including during the performance. Masks are required at all times by patrons aged 9 and over, except for a brief moment when eating or drinking, while in the venue, for the respect and safety of your fellow patrons.
  • The Theatre & The Mahony Hall have Air Handling Units which extract air from the room and supply it with fresh air in line with EU Legislation. More at the bottom of this document.
  • Accompanied minors (children under 18 years of age) are not required to be fully vaccinated or recovered to attend events and do not need to show a COVID-19 cert
  • Unaccompanied minors are required to be fully vaccinated or recovered to attend events and do need to show a COVID-19 cert
  • Boooker details for events will have their information kept on file after the event for contact tracing purposes. Your GDPR rights will not be affected
  • To avoid disappointment, please arrive early to The Helix to help avoid congestion and to allow time for presentation of your ticket and Vaccination/Recovery certificate.
  • Due to Covid restrictions, guests will be asked to take their seats shortly after arrival.
  • Please use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the building. Sanitizer can be found at our numerous sanitizing stations throughout the venue.
  • Our professional cleaning staff are sanitizing highly used touchpoints on an ongoing basis throughout the venue.
  • Staff will wear masks and follow the Helix’s Covid policies to ensure patron’s safety.
  • If possible, please us contactless payments when purchasing from the Café and Confectionary stands
  • Ticket scanning will be contactless and staff will scan your ticket while maintaining social distancing and will direct you to your seat while maintaining a distance.
  • Please ensure social distancing while queuing for entry and please adhere to all Covid regulations and announcements while in the venue, such as: social distancing where possible, using hand sanitizer and practicing good hygiene etiquette.
  • Once purchased, tickets are non-transferable.
  • It is required that you remain in your assigned seat and do not move to any empty seat or move around the theatre/hall.
  • If you have recently returned from another country (in the last 14 days) please do not come to The Helix unless you have completed government requirements such as quarantining, self-isolation, testing etc.
  • Please do not gather in large groups or mix with people from outside your household inside or outside of the Helix.
  • These requirements are supplemental to any government guidelines/announcements.

 

 

Info on our Air Handling Units

  • Air Handling Unit info: Our auditoriums are standalone sealed rooms when all doors are closed. A Minstral Air, Air Handling Unit is dedicated to each room. AHUs have the capability for heating or cooling the auditoriums. AHUs also have the capacity to continually exchange 100 % fresh air in the auditoriums to comply with COVID-19 REHVA regulations. The Building Management System (BMS) that controls the AHUs is programmed to supply 100% fresh air into the room and extract 100% air from the room before, during and after the room is occupied by an audience, staff or performers. The Air Handling Units dampers are closed to prevent any " recycling " of air in the auditorium. The BMS is monitored regularly checked for compliance by DCU Estates and The Helix.
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  • Ticket prices:

    From €28 plus booking fee

  • Dates:

    28 January 2022

    From 28 January 2022
    To 1 January 0001

  • Event type:

  • Venue:

    The Mahony Hall

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