Sean McGuinness

Banjo, Mandolin and Vocals

Born in James's Street in the heart of Dublin, he spent most of his life in Inchicore. An all round sportsman, he has many medals and trophies for GAA, Soccer and Athletics from his early days, Which might account for him being an ardent "DUBs" fan, he is also a great supporter of the Irish soccer team, having played music for them on numerous occasions throughout the years. Hobby’s include music, art, reading and golf in that order. Sean started his music career in 1963 by forming a band called "The Jolly Tinkers” they changed the name some years later to "The Quare Fellas" being influenced by that great author and character the late great Brendan Behan. Went on to form the "Ramblers" in 1970, turned professional in 1972, having packed in the day job in the P&T (now Eircom).

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Here is a list of our upcoming gigs!!!


April 15th: The Gallery, Arklow, Co Wicklow.
April 17th:- The Battery Bar, Ardboe, Co Tyrone
April 22nd:- The Mucky Duck, Celbridge, Co Kildare
April 29th:- Clancys Bar, Bruff, Co Limerick

May 5th:- Irlan Social Club, Manchester
May 6th:- Leamington Spa
May 7th:- TB
May 13th:- The Grand Hotel, Wicklow
May 19th:- Watergrasshill ( Theatre), Co Cork
May 26th :-Private Party.
May 27th:- Clane, Co Kildare

June 2nd to 6th:- Boston Irish Festival, USA
June 10th:- The Shamrock, Kilross ,Co Tipperary
June 23rd:- Innishannon, Co Cork

July 1st:- The Mucky Duck, Celbridge, Co Kildare
July 8th:- Private Party
July 14th:- The Newgrange, Navan, Co Meath
July 15th:- Del Riada Festival, Glenarm Castle, Glenarm , Co Antrim
July 27th:- The Gleneagle, Killarney, Co Kerry

August 3rd to 7th:- The Iowa Irish Fest, Waterloo, Iowa, USA
August 11th:- The Clonmel Busker Festival, Clonmel, Co Tipperary
August 24th:- The Gleneagle, Killarney ,Co Kerry

September 16th:- Nenagh Arts Ctr, Co Tipperary
September 24th:- The Mucky Duck, Celbridge, Co Kildare
September 29th to October 2nd, Coney Island Fest, USA

October 20th:- Dundrum Theatre, Dublin.
October 27th:- Ballina Theatre, Co Mayo

November 25th:- The Mucky Duck, Celbridge, Co Kildare

December 28th:- Jacks, Cromane, Co Kerry
December 29th:- Clongeen, Co Wexford
December 31st:-- The County Club, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath

The Dublin City Ramblers
have thrilled audiences worldwide with their unique blend of Ballads, Folk ,Humour, Wit and foot-tapping music. Their impressive career has spanned more than 35 years, with over 30 albums, top ten hits, several awards for best Ballad/Folk Group and, to top it all off, 8 Gold Albums. It is certainly no wonder that they are classed as Ireland’s Number One Group! They have performed at most Major Festivals worldwide, including headlining The Milwaukee Irish Festival, The Cleveland Irish Festival, Hollywood Irish Fest, Florida, Miami Irish Fest, Ft Lauderdale and most USA, Canadian & other festivals throughout the Globe! Their music has also taken them all over Europe to rapturous receptions. They have performed at every major venue in Ireland and abroad, including Dublin’s National Stadium, National Concert Hall, Cork’s Opera House, England’s Royal Albert Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall and any other venue you care to mention. They have been honoured on several occasions by being given the Keys to the cities of Ft Lauderdale and Hollywood (Florida) and Moorehead ,Kentucky. They are in the Hall Of Fame in The Helen Stairs Theatre in Florida, and have also received The Arkansas Traveller Award, all normally reserved for visiting dignitaries. Among their many ardent fans are the beautiful actress Maureen O’Hara, star of that magical movie, “The Quiet Man”, ex-Republic of Ireland managers, Eoin Hand, Johnny Giles & Jack Charlton, and a host of well known celebrities. Sean has kept The Ramblers (As they are affectionately known), going throughout the years, and they are now stronger than ever. With major tours of Ireland ,England, Europe, USA, Canada & Australia lined up, they are sure to be coming your way soon.


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Check the gig guide for the best Irish ballad and folk group to come out of Ireland in years.
For a night of songs, humour and the craic this is the only group to see.

Christmas in Ireland Performances
Now Available For Booking

In Ireland music has always been a major part of Irish culture. Irish Music is performed in concert halls, pubs, on the streets and in Irish homes throughout the year. Christmas time is certainly no exception. This is a time for family and friends to gather around the fireplace and enjoy a "Christmas Session."
The Dublin City Ramblers
Christmas in Ireland Show" brings the audience the Irish Christmas party experiance as if you were sitting in a friend's home in Ireland at Christmas time. At these intimate gatherings you will always hear some of the great traditional Christmas songs mixed in with all the great "
Dublin City Ramblers"
songs made popular over the years. So grab a drink and settle in as "
The Dublin City Ramblers"
bring you "Christmas in Ireland."


Hear An Irish Jig by the Quare Fellows Still the same great banjo player
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****Also Available For Special Events Throughout The Year****
Hi Folks,
Ireland's No. 1 Ballad and Folk Group (8 Gold Albums), "
The Dublin City Ramblers"
and the legendary Southern Rockers, "The Winters Brothers Band" have decided to join forces to present an amazing and unique duel cultural concert presentation. "THE HERITAGE CONCERT." Since American Country Music and Southern Rock and Roll evolved from Irish Music the two bands decided to tell this historic tale in a 2 1/2 to 3 hour concert. The format is as follows

Set one: "
Dublin City Ramblers"
perform 45 minutes of Irish Music and stories.

Set two: "The Winters Brothers Band" perform 45 minutes of Southern Rock and Roll and tell stories about their music and the influence Irish Music had on them.

Set three: Both bands on stage alternating songs and stories (45 to 60 minutes). Both bands play a couple of each others songs in their own style.

Anyone interested in booking this unique cultural experience please contact me. Regards,

John Ryan, Manager
"The Dublin City Ramblers"
407 252 6403 (U.S. Cell)
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