Win tickets to big night out with the showbands

Last year was set to see the final curtain call for the much-loved series of concerts, Ireland’s Showbands - Do You Come her Often?

However fans of the show had other ideas and David Hull Promotions, producers of the show, have announced that, due to demand, the show will once again take to the stage of the Waterfront Hall and the Millennium Forum this Christmas and New Year.

Since the show began over 16 years ago, more than 250,000 people across Ireland and the UK have enjoyed theseries of concerts given by the many artists who performed during the height of the showbands era. As well as performances in front of live audiences the show has been recorded for television on three occasions.

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For many Ireland’s Showbands - Do You Come Here often? had become a traditional part of the festive season and this year, once again, audiences are in for a treat with a fantastic line-up of showbands stars presented by George Jones. George will be joined by the legendary Dickie Rock who is appearing in the show for the first time in six years, along with Dominic Kirwan, Sandy Kelly, Paddy Cole, Hugo Duncan, Philomena Begley, Declan Ryan and Robin Averill.

All the artistes are backed by the fabulous sounds and backing vocalists of the Galaxy Showband, directed by Crawford Bell.

Tony Brown, general manager of David Hull Promotions said: “It was our intention to give the show a fabulous send off last year following sixteen hugely-successful years.

“However, the lights were no sooner turned off on last year’s series of concerts when we were inundated withletters, emails and phone calls asking to bring Ireland’s Showbands back to the stage! We are therefore delighted to announce the return of the show and are confident, thanks to its many fans, that there a few years left for the showband sensation yet!”

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Ireland’s Showbands - Do you come here often? runs at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast, from Wednesday, December 28 to Friday 30, and at the Millennium Forum, Londonderry, on Tuesday, January 3 and Wednesday 4.

Tickets, which are selling fast, can be booked at the Waterfront Hall box office on 9033 4455 (, or the Millennium Forum box office on 7126 4455 (


To be in with a chance to win one of six pairs of tickets to the showbands concert on Wednesday, December 28 in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast, why not enter our great competition?

Answer the question below, and send it on a postcard with your name, address and daytime contact number to: Showbands competition, Larne Times, 8 Dunluce Street, Larne, Co Antrim, BT40 1JG to arrive by noon on Friday, December 16. The winners will be notified by telephone.

JP standard competition terms and conditions apply. These are available at

Question: Who is the producer of the Ireland’s Showbands concerts?