The Saw Doctors: Top Best Irish Chart No.1 in 50 years Poll + release new single.

This Summer alone, The Saw Doctors have played to over 100,000 people in Ireland with Free Concerts at the Galway Volvo (40,000 people), Derry Tall Ships Festival (10,000 people), Westport Street Festival (25,000 people), Waterford Spraoi Festival (15,000 people), and Sligo 400 (15,000 people). Next Tuesday August 21 The Saw Doctors will play another free concert at The Rose of Tralee Festival in Denny Street.

Last week The Saw Doctors played the famous Cropredy Festival in Oxfordshire (image attached) on a bill that included Joan Armatrading, Richard Thompson and Fairport Convention. In June The Saw Doctors headlined the Wychwood Festival in Cheltenham and on Saturday August 18 The Saw Doctors will play the Mull of Kintyre Festival in Argyll in Scotland.

‘I Hope You Meet Again’ is The Saw Doctors new single. A re-recorded version, featuring the backing vocals of Lindsey Clearly and produced by Phil Tennant, long time collaborator with the Saw Doctors.

Last week Leo and Davy along with full band of The Saw Doctors performed some of their biggest hits live and spoke to Gay Byrne about growing up in Tuam, life on the road, and the death of Leo’s brother on RTE’s For One Night Only. It was an honour for the band. With a musical career that spans over 25 years The RTE Show ‘FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY’ paid tribute to one of the most successful bands from the West of Ireland: THE SAW DOCTORS.  Tragedy also inspired songs, and Leo talks about the death of his brother and why he wrote ‘I Hope You Meet Again’. Which is also the new single out Aug 17th.

‘I Useta Lover’ By The Saw Doctors has just been voted as Ireland’s favourite number one single of all time. To celebrate the Irish singles chart’s 50th anniversary Today FM  & The Daily Mail 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!

Irish Shows 2012
Saturday, 11 August 2012
Sligo Summer Festival

Thursday, 16 August 2012 07:00pm
Leopardstown Racecourse (after last race)

Friday, 17 August 2012 07:00pm
Drumlish, Longford
Marquee Festival at Drumlish

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 07:00pm
Tralee, Kerry
Denny Street Free Concert

Saturday, 24 November 2012 07:00pm
Dublin
Olympia

To find out more gig dates, please visit The Saw Doctors Online: http://www.sawdoctors.com & http://www.facebook.com/sawdoctors

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 

EXCITING NEWS: The Saw Doctors get ready for big night in with Gay Byrne! for the new series of ‘For One Night Only’ on RTE television

EXCITING NEWS: The Saw Doctors get ready for big night in with Gay Byrne!


One of Galway’s best-loved musical acts- The Saw Doctors are set to join Gay Byrne for the new series of ‘For One Night Only’ on RTE television . . . and Galway-based fans have been invited to apply for tickets for the recordings of both shows.

The veteran broadcaster will interview The Saw Doctors in at the RTE studios in Dublin Donnybrook on Friday, June 8.

RTE has up to 200 tickets available for the recording, which will last about two and a half hours, and they have invited Galway fans to get in touch if they wish to attend. Fill in the below form:www.rte.ie/tv/…/foronenightonly_the_saw_doctors.rtf

It is the second series of a successful show which saw Byrne feature acts such as Christy Moore and Imelda May first time around. Byrne interviews the musicians in front of a studio audience, before inviting them to play six or seven songs.

The second series, which also features Sharon Shannon, Sinead O’Connor, Finbar Furey, and Aslan, is set to be broadcast in the coming months.

Well done to The legendary Irish Household band ! Go on the Docs!

listen to their new single due out June 22nd here: