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Don McLean to return to Limerick for two UCH performances

Dolans Presents have proudly announced the return of legendary singer/songwriter, Don McLean to Limerick.

Following two sell out performances in 2015, McLean will play University Concert Hall for two nights on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd June.

 Don McLean has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records world-wide.

Don McLean has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records world-wide.

Born in New Rochelle, NY, Don McLean is renowned for his multiple hits including American Pie (which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and named the fifth greatest song of the 20th Century by the NEA-RIAA), And I Love You So, Empty Chairs and Vincent. 

Welcoming the announcement, Mick Dolans said:

“Don McLean really is the great original American Troubadour. Throughout his long and distinguished career he has written some of the most iconic songs the world has ever seen.

“His performances in 2015 were incredibly well received and we are delighted that this music legend has once again agreed to perform in Limerick”.

In 2004 Don McLean was inaugurated into the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. His award was presented by Garth Brooks who paid this tribute:  “Don McLean his work, like the man himself is very deep and very compassionate.

His pop anthem American Pie is a cultural phenomenon, and people are still trying to decode it after 35 years! He wrote other great songs like, And I Love You So, If We Try, Wonderful Baby, Winterwood, and my personal favourite Empty Chairs, which just kills me as a fan and a songwriter.”

In 2011 Don performed on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival and in 2012 Don was awarded the BBC Folk Music Lifetime Achievement Award.

Awards and accolades throughout his career have included being inaugurated into the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 2004 and awarded the BBC Folk Music Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. 

Tickets for both Don McLean concerts are now on sale and can be purchased via www.dolans.ie or the University Concert Hall box office on 061 331549.