The Celtic Rock Band
THE YOUNG DUBLINERS to appear at Bucks County Playhouse
Saturday, September 14 at 8:00 pm
The Young Dubliners, known for their upbeat and energetic delivery and a sound that is most commonly called “Celtic Rock,” will perform live at Bucks County Playhouse on Saturday, September 14 at 8:00 pm. The Young Dubliners’ appearance is part of the Playhouse’s Visiting Artist Series.
Although their name suggests a specific musical genre, this California-based band has musical influences that extend far beyond just Irish.
“The sound was always intended to be a hybrid because we all come from such different backgrounds,” says band member Keith Roberts. “Even though two of us are from Ireland, a lot of the music we listened to growing up wasn’t Irish at all…(and) Everyone writes…so you never know what you’ll end up with.”
The Young Dubliners have released eight albums of original material and one Irish ballad cover album to date. TV appearances have included ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!.” The band’s songs have also been featured on the TV shows “Sons Of Anarchy” and “Human Target.” The Young Dubliners have toured extensively as a headliner and as an opener for a diverse list of artists, including Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang, Los Lobos and Chris Isaak.
Tickets to The Young Dubliners are $45. They are available at the Box Office and the New Hope Visitors Center, online at BucksCountyPlayhouse.org or by calling 215-862-2121.
ABOUT BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE
Bucks County Playhouse is a year-round, nonprofit theatre that has grown to a $6 million producing organization with an annual audience of more than 80,000. Founded in 1939 in a converted 1790 gristmill, Bucks County Playhouse quickly became “the most famous summer theatre in America,” featuring a roster of American theatrical royalty including Helen Hayes, George S. Kaufman, Moss Hart, Kitty Carlisle, Angela Lansbury, Alan Alda, Tyne Daly, Bernadette Peters, and Liza Minnelli and remained in continuous operation until 2010. In 2012, the Playhouse re-opened after a multi-million-dollar restoration thanks to the efforts of the Bridge Street Foundation, the nonprofit family foundation of Kevin and Sherri Daugherty. The Playhouse recently unveiled The Deck Restaurant and Bar, a 4,000 square foot Delaware-river facing addition to back of the Playhouse.
In 2014, Tony Award-winning producers Alexander Fraser, Robyn Goodman and Josh Fiedler took the helm of the Playhouse, and today the Playhouse has reclaimed its reputation of attracting Broadway and Hollywood artists. Its productions of “Company” starring Justin Guarini, and William Finn’s “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” were named by Wall Street Journal to its “Best of Theatre” list for 2015. In 2018, the Wall Street Journal again hailed the Playhouse and Artistic Associate Hunter Foster in its Best of the Year listings for its production of “42nd Street.” The 2017 season included four world premieres and audiences grew by over 34%. Box office record has been repeatedly broken by signature productions of “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,” “Steel Magnolias” directed by Marsha Mason, and “Million Dollar Quartet,” “42nd Street,” and “Guys & Dolls” directed by Hunter Foster. “Mamma Mia!” broke all box office records in Summer 2019 by becoming the most attended, and highest grossing show in the Playhouse’s 80-year history. The creative teams who come to create new productions at the Playhouse are among the most talented artists working in the professional theatre today and relish the opportunity to work on the historic stage where Grace Kelly, Robert Redford, and Jessica Walter began their careers.