Irish Rovers to Sing Farewell in Lexington March 23

Spectacle Management presents the Irish Rovers at Cary Memorial Hall in Lexington at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23.

After nearly 50 years on the road, the band is ready to say Farewell to Rovin’ with one final Boston-area concert.

If ever there was a way to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day season, it will be with the Irish Rovers.

Tickets are $49 and are on sale now by calling 617-531-1257or go to

Founded in 1963 in Toronto, the Irish Rovers have sold more than 40 million albums during their long career. The band’s big break came in 1968, when they recorded Shel Silverstein’s “The Unicorn,” which became a top-10 U.S. hit.

In the 1970s, they starred in “The Irish Rovers show” on CBC, introducing a generation of Canadians to Irish music. In the early 1980s the band had another pair of radio hits, with their recording of “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” and “Wasn’t That a Party.”

The band also starred in two additional TV shows: “The Rovers Comedy Hours” and “Party with The Rovers.” The band remains popular to this day, with their recent recording of “Drunken Sailor,” receiving more than 11 million views on YouTube.

The Irish Rovers Farewell to Rovin’ Tour lineup is George Millar, Wilcil McDowell, Sean O’Driscoll, Ian Millar and Fred Graham. Joining the Rovers on tour are multi-instrumentalist Morris Crum from Ireland, whistle/flute player Geoffrey Kelly from Spirit of the West, and one of Ireland’s most outstanding fiddle players, Gerry O’Connor — all of whom regularly play on Rover’s recordings or tours.

There are no additional fees to order tickets by phone or online.

Cary Hall is at 1605 Mass. Ave., Lexington. A number of parking options are within a short walk.

Cary Memorial Hall, named for Isaac Harris Cary, was built in 1928 with a donation from two daughters. The Colonial-style building, with its grand auditorium, has provided the community with a year-round site for musical programming and popular events for more than 80 years. It has been the longtime home of the Lexington Symphony and many other civic and community events throughout its history.

For more information about area resources, visit the Lexington tourism website as well as the Merrimack Valley Visitor’s Bureau site.


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