The Saw Doctors announce 25:25 album which spans the bands entire career.

The Saw Doctors: 25:25 Out Nov 16th digital bundle on iTunes + Single “Music I love” 

‘25 songs over 25 years + exclusive bonus commentary from the band’

+ Dublin, Belfast and Killarney shows

Having played their biggest homecoming show this Summer to over 40,000 fans at the Galway Volvo Ocean Race, and after performing over 2,000 shows in the UK, USA and Australia, The Saw Doctors celebrate 25 years together with a new “Best Of” album of 25 very special songs. Running in a rough chronological order through the bands 25 year history, the new “Best Of” traces the band’s career from their ground-breaking debut single  N17 (recently featured in Chris O’Dowd’s TV series Moone Boy) through to last year’s chart topping smash DOWNTOWN with Petula Clark.

Along the way we revisit the infamous I USETA LOVER – Recently voted Ireland’s Favourite Number 1 in 50 years of chart history.  We drop in on the PRESENTATION BOARDERS in Tuam and we hear the story of the legendary DJ Tommy K who was forced out of the Cathedral town after defying the Bishop’s order and running a disco during Lent.

Also included is MICHAEL D. ROCKIN’ IN THE DAIL – President Higgins recently invited Davy, Leo and The Saw Doctors to Aras an Uachtarain for tea and cakes, HOWYA JULIA – a sideways glance at the antics of the Bishop of Galway who disappeared overnight after news of his twenty years affair and teenage son broke out across Ireland.  And the acapella version of RED CORTINA  –  a huge Christmas hit 20 years after it was originally written (and  40 years after the demise of the of the legendary Mark II).

As with all their albums, 25:25 is a celebration of The Saw Doctors West of Ireland heritage.  In their own words:  ‘Born into a repressed, catholic, conservative, small-town, agrarian, angst-ridden and showband infested society we’re trying to preserve the positive elements of our background and marry them to the sounds which have culturally invaded our milieu through TV, radio, 45’s, fast-food restaurants, 24 hour petrol stations and electric blankets’

The Saw Doctors 25:25 Track Listing

1.         Downtown ft. Petula Clark

2.         Red Cortina (Acapella 2010)

3.         I Hope You Meet Again (2012)

4.         N17

5.         Tommy K

6.         Friday Town

7.         Me Heart is Livin’ in the Sixties Still

8.         Takin’ The Train

9.         Galway and Mayo

10.       Presentation Boarder

11.       I’ll Be On My Way (Live)

12.       Goodbye Again

13.       Wake Up Sleeping

14.       Music I Love (2012 Remix)

15.       Villains

16.       Chips

17.       Bless Me Father

18.       Out For A Smoke

19.       Share The Darkness

20.       Mercy Gates

21.       You Got Me On The Run

22.       Michael D. Rocking in the Dail

23.       Howya Julia

24.       Hazard

25.       I Useta Lover (Live)

Irish Dates November/December

The Saw Doctors will play Belfast Mandela Hall on November 23 and Dublin’s Olympia on November 24.  Over Christmas The Saw Doctors will play Portlaoise on December 27 and a New Year’s Eve show in Killarney’s INEC on December 31.

For the Belfast and Dublin shows, The Saw Doctors will feature new backing vocalist, Lindsey Cleary.  The band first met Lindsey in the studio while working with Petula Clark and her vocals just clicked with Davy’s.  Says Leo Moran: ‘Having Lindsey on board will add a completely new dynamic to the shows, allow us to do a bunch of different songs that we haven’t played live before and really showcase the harmonies between Davy and  Lindsey’. 

Links: www.sawdoctors.com / www.facebook.com/sawdoctors

Paralympics Ireland are absolutely delighted to announce that the legendary Irish band THE SAW DOCTORS are going to play exclusively for the team

As they embark on their London Paralympic Games odyssey, Paralympics Ireland are sending the Irish team off in style on by hosting a departure event on Wednesday August 15th. The event will get underway from 7pm in Bewleys Hotel Dublin Airport and all families, friends and supporters of the team are welcome, and indeed encouraged to attend.

Paralympics Ireland are absolutely delighted to announce that the legendary Irish band THE SAW DOCTORS are going to play exclusively for the team and their supporters so this is set to be a memorable night not to be missed! The London 2012 Paralympic Games get underway with the opening ceremony on August 29th and conclude on September 9th.

The Irish team is comprised of 49 athletes across ten sports, six of whom are reigning World or Paralympic champions in their own disciplines.

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Saw Doctors go No.1 on Today FM All time greatest Irish Chart No.1 poll.

‘I Useta Lover’ has just been voted as Ireland’s favourite number one single of all time. By The Saw Doctors To celebrate the Irish singles chart’s 50th anniversary ‘@Today FM’ held an online poll to find Ireland’s favourite number one and

The Saw Doctors classic from the summer of 1990 received the most votes with Michael Jackson at No. 2, The Pogues and Kirsty Mc Call at 3, Queen at 4, Sinead O’ Connor at 5, and U2 at Number 6.

well done to the Docs from all the gang xx

The Saw Doctors play Outdoor Concert in Kilkenny Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre @ Saturday August 4 + For One Night Only Tv broadcast date announced.

The Saw Doctors play Outdoor Concert in Kilkenny, Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre on Saturday August 4

+ Chris O’Dowd picks N17 for new Sky 1 Series

+ The Saw Doctors will be the subject of a one hour television special on RTE 1 on Friday Aug 10 in
the For One Night Only series.

The Saw Doctors have just been confirmed to play an open air concert at Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre, Kilmanagh, Co. Kilkenny, on Saturday August 4 to promote the Galway band’s new single, I Hope You Meet Again, which is featured in the upcoming RTE television show, For One Night Only with The Saw Doctors.

Tickets for The Saw Doctors concert at Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre are priced at €15, and go on sale on Friday 20th July from the Kilkenny Book Centre and Ticketmaster outlets.

N17, the road song made famous by The Saw Doctors, will be featured in Chris O’Dowd’s new comedy series, Moone Boy, which will be premiered on Sky One television in September.

Hollywood star Chris O’Dowd has set the Moone Boy comedy series in Boyle, County Roscommon where he grew up before going on to star in the hit film Bridesmaids and the Channel Four series, The IT Crowd.

The Saw Doctors will star in their own Television Special  ‘For One Night Only’,  which goes out on RTE 1 on Friday August 10 at 9.30 p.m.  In the one hour TV show, Davy Carton and Leo Moran, the founding members of The Saw Doctors, tell Gay Byrne of their triumphs and musical adventures of the past twenty years and play intimate acoustic versions of their songs, I Hope You Meet Again and Midnight Express.

The Kilkenny concert by The Saw Doctors on Saturday August 4 at Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre will feature the band’s many popular hits such as N17, To Win Just Once, Clare Island, Red Cortina, and their recent recording of the sixties classic  Downtown featuring Petula Clark which was a runaway hit for The Saw Doctors last Christmas.

This Summer The Saw Doctors will headline the Cropredy Festival in England and will play two special London shows during the Olympics at the Irish Village which promoter Vince Power is staging at the Chelsea Football Ground at Stamford Bridge. The Saw Doctors have just returned home from a six week long Coast to Coast Tour of the US and Canada which finished up in Los Angeles at the famous Troubadour Club in West Hollywood.

if they could bottle the sort on bonhomie that can make an entire concert hall feel better, The Saw Doctors would have the medicine show to end them allPaul Sexton, The Times, London

The Saw Doctors – Irish Shows  Summer 2012

Fri July 27 Westport  Street Festival
Sat July 28 Skibbereen Beats Festival
Sat Aug 4 Kilkenny Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre
Sun Aug 5 Waterford Spraoi Festival
Sat Aug 11  Sligo Summer Festival
Thurs Aug 16 Dublin Leopardstown Racecourse
Fri Aug 17 Longford Drumlish Festival
Tues Aug 21 Tralee Rose Festival

RTE TV Show features The Saw Doctors on August 10

The Saw Doctors will be the subject of a one hour tv special  on RTE 1 , entitled For One Night Only with Gay Byrne on
Friday August 10 at 9.30 p.m.  The For One Night Only Show  will feature extensive interviews with both  Davy Carton and Leo Moran as well as seven songs  performed live in the studio by The Saw Doctors including their new single, I Hope You Meet Again.


THE SAW DOCTORS FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY WITH GAY BYRNE ON RTE ; AUGUST 10TH @ 9:30PM

The Date is set: make sure you tune in!

The Saw Doctors: For One Night Only .. with Gay Byrne goes out on RTE 1 on Friday August 10 at 9.30 pm. The Irish music veterans spoke candidly to the legendary dj Gay Byrne about their 25 year career and performed much loved classics. This is a not to miss show!

The Saw Doctors were busy performing at the Volvo Race Galway and The Galway Advertiser put this photo on their front page this week-they said that there were 70,000 people at this free open air gig. For all upcoming tour dates please see the bands website: www.sawdoctors.com 

The Saw Doctors Headline Galway Volvo Race Celebrations on July 3; free concert!

 The Saw Doctors Headline Galway Volvo Race Celebrations on July 3

The Saw Doctors free concert in Galway Docks on Tuesday July 3 – Davy, Leo and The Saw Docs will headline the Finale of the Volvo Ocean Race on July 3 when the six sailing boats finish their Round the World journey in Galway Docks! 

The Saw Doctors will headline the Finale of the Volvo Round the  World Ocean Race on Tuesday July 3 when the six sailing boats arrive at the Galway Docks after completing the final leg of the race from L’Orient.

Over 100,000 people are expected to attend the Finale of the  Volvo Ocean Race at Galway Docks on Tuesday July 3, when  The Saw Doctors will play a free concert, featuring all their hit songs  N17, I Useta Lover, Downtown, Hay Wrap, About You Now, Clare Island,  Red Cortina and To Win Just Once.

The Saw Doctors free concert at Galway Docks on Tuesday July 3 will be the bands first hometown show in over two years – Davy, Leo and The Saw Doctors have been touring in Australia, North America and the UK in the last eighteen months promoting their recent studio album, The Further Adventures of The Saw Doctors.  Last month, The Saw Doctors returned from a six week Coast to Coast tour of the US finishing up in Los Angeles at the famous Troubadour Club in West Hollywood.

Tickets please visit: http://www.volvooceanracegalway.ie/

Listen to their new single Indian Summer here: out June 22nd 2012