Visions of IRELAND Series — A new music video experience …
"Visions of Ireland" is the first series to introduce the cream of Irish musicians to the relatively new meduim of video. The Dubliners — Musical Ambassadors From Ireland.
From the early sixties right through to the eighties the Dubliners have taken Irish music to the four corners of the earth.
During their long career recordings by this ever-popular group appeared in the charts in numerous countries around the world.
At home in Dublin the individual members of the band have become national celebrities. On a stroll around Dublin it would not be unusual to hear calls of 'Howya, Ronnie' as Ronnie Drew is spotted on the streets of the town that gave them their name.
When the multi-talented Luke Kelly died, recently there was a call to name one of the bridges over the Liffey after him, such was the affectionate way in which the Irish people took the group to their , hearts.
Before the Dubliners, much of Irish folk music had an ultra-serious maudlin image, but the impact of the group was such that Irish ballad-singing was taken up again by the "people" and infused with a celebratory and joyous enthusiasm to the extent that no self-respecting Dublin public-house was without its ballad room for nightly entertainment.
The Dubliners thus opened the doors for a succession of other talented groups many of whom went on to great success but few of whom have lasted the pace. Despite some line-up changes down through the years, the Dubliners have still managed to maintain that unique sound that won hearts all over the world.