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McClean rocks the Marquee

Friday, 15th June, 2018 12:10pm

A Royal visit wasn't the only thing on the cards yesterday on Leeside as the Marquee opened its gates to folk singer Don McClean. 

Taking to the stage promptly at 8.30pm with his five piece band, McClean opened his set with I Love You So and told the crowd the Maquee was his final gig of a 34 date tour, both he and the audience agreed he certainly saved the best for last!

Joking that he felt the audience probably had better things to spend their money on, McClean thanked his fans for coming out in their droves and the packed tent thanked him in kind, lapping up his brilliant performance. One thing is for sure, 72 year old McClean still has it!


This isn't the first time McClean has performed in Cork, he performed in the Savoy in the seventies and he gave two sell-out shows in Páirc Uí Chaoimh in the 1980s, and there certainly appeared to be truth in his proclomation of his love for all things Cork.

The show ended at 10.25pm and it was a great performance and a night of musical memories, McLean rocked the Marquee with hits such as And I Love You and of course, the famous American Pie, before rounding off the  two hour gig with his final song, Vincent.



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