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
Marquee Festival at Drumlish
Tuesday, 21 August 2012 07:00pm
Denny Street Free Concert
Saturday, 24 November 2012 07:00pm