Celebrate all things Irish at Tyne Theatre and Opera House this month

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An Irish tour, named One Night In Dublin will be heading to the Newcastle theatre very soon.

A special night dedicated to celebrating Irish culture and music will be heading to one of Newcastle’s biggest theatres at the end of the month.

The event, which is named One Night In Dublin, will be performing at Newcastle’s Tyne Theatre and Opera House on Thursday, March 30 as part of a major UK tour.

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The show will be courtesy of world-famous Irish tribute band from Stockton, The Wild Murphys, who will be providing the audience with the best singalong Irish songs.

The band have been described as “The best Irish band to not come from Ireland”, as they perform a two-hour show honouring the best Irish artists such as The Pogues, The Dubliners, The Fureys, Flogging Molly and more.

The eight piece band is led by singer and creator of One Night In Dublin, Middi Murphy, who performs alongside a whole host of other award-winning musicians. The band have performed all over the world, and previously performed online in a lockdown special for St Patrick’s Day, which was watched by more than 750,000 people.

Middi said of the tour: “I think, above all, you should expect a fantastic atmosphere with the vibe of being in an Irish Pub on St. Patrick’s Night. It’s got great music, loads of singalong songs and there’s a bit of banter in the show that the audience loves.”

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Despite hailing from Stockon, Middi also explains why the music of Ireland is so special to him, as he said:  “I grew up with the music of Ireland; my dad especially was a huge lover of Irish music. He used to get cassettes of all the new bands and artists that were going around at the time, and he was always playing them when he was working - in the van or on the tractors.

He used to take me to see all the acts when they came anywhere local, and it all just grew on me. As I got older, I discovered the more raucous acts like The Pogues and The Saw Doctors and of course, in later life, The Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly really showed me how wild that music could be.”

The show will start at 7.30pm on Thursday, March 30. Tickets are priced at £24. For more information on One Night In Dublin or to book, please visit the Tyne Theatre and Opera House website.  

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