About the show
Blarney Boys feature many of Ireland’s favourite songs, powerful Irish dancing from a world champion lineup of dancers & a live band! The Blarney Boys make the audience laugh, sing, cry & dance all in one show!! You’ve seen an Irish show before but NEVER like this!
Ireland’s culture has spread across the globe. Irish songs are full of laments of emigration, stories of jovial drinking and the power of our unique identity and patriotism. Blarney Boys is the story of four Irishmen and their journey from small village singers to the international stage performing some of Ireland’s best loved songs accompanied by world champion Irish dancers and their loyal band of musicians! Some of Ireland’s most acclaimed talents have followed the same path from groups like the Dubliner’s and U2 to the Cranberries. Their roots can be found in traditional Ireland.
Blarney Boys is the very first Jukebox Irish Musical, hosted by the four cheeky Blarney Boys who never say the same thing twice! Interacting with their audience and immersing them in the Irish way. Pint of Irish Guinness in hand, bringing the audience on a journey of music, song & dance! The audience will be left toe-tapping their way back home after a night they’ll never forget!
The legendary Blarney Stone is said to have the power to bestow people with the gift of the gab – the ability to speak with wit, charm and persuasion. The stone is built into the wall of the medieval Blarney Castle in Co. Cork. The story goes that by kissing the Blarney Stone you will develop the ability to sweet talk your way into or out of any situation. Sir Winston Churchill is the most famous world leader to kiss the stone and celebrities such as Laurel and Hardy also have a lot to thank it for! Thousands of tourists now visit the castle each year to kiss the Blarney stone.
Blarney Boys is proudly produced by Jacintha Sharpe & Seán McCarthy. Having worked together on productions all over the world for the past 10 Years they are at the forefront of the Irish music & dance industry. Their shows have played sell-out runs at the l’Olympia in Paris, NCPA in Beijing and the Olympic Stadium in Moscow to name but a few.
Jacintha Sharpe is the choreographer of Blarney Boys – The Story of Four Fine Irishmen. Originally from Kildare in the east of Ireland, Jacintha has performed throughout the world with some of the top shows in the world of Irish dancing. Having began to dance at the age of 4, by the age of 16 she had already taken part in the largest Riverdance performance ever held.
She went on to perform with many productions and toured the globe until beginning her journey as a choreographer. As a choreographer Jacintha has seen her work performed worldwide with the hit show Celtic Legends including 10 sell-out shows in 2015 at the prestigious l’Olympia in Paris.
As choreographer of Blarney Boys – The Story of Four Fine Irishmen, Jacintha has brought Song and Irish Dance together in a way that hasn’t been seen before. Delicate and sensitive dance mixed with powerful routines that leave the audience clapping for more.
Seán McCarthy is the owner and operator of Take 2 Promotions Ltd. He was born in the town land of North Cregg in Co. Cork, Ireland and began playing the Uilleann pipes at the age of 8 years old. As a teenager Seán was winner of the All-Ireland Uilleann pipes title on six separate occasions as well as being a three in a row winner of the esteemed ‘Oireachtas na Gaeilge’.
As a musician and musical director Seán has performed throughout the world some of Ireland’s most recognised productions and artists, playing in some of the most prestigious venues throughout Europe and the rest of the world including the Luxor in Rotterdam, The World EXPO in Shanghai, The Tokyo Forum Hall & l’Olympia in Paris. He was also a founding member of the well known Irish folk group FullSet who, in 2011, were awarded the prestigious RTÉ/RAAP Annual Breakthrough award. This led to the group playing with some of the most well known artists in Irish & World music.
As well as releasing the debut album with FullSet, in 2011 Seán released his first solo album entitled ‘Halcyon Days’ which has received critical acclaim being described by critics as “the most exciting and absorbing debut CD of Irish piping in about twenty years”.
As musical director of Celtic Legends and a producer for the show it has had a massive resurgence and continues as one of the most popular Irish productions touring the world.
In 2015 Celtic Legends performed a sell-out 60 date tour throughout France and followed in 2016 with a 30 date collaboration with well known Galician musician Carlos Nunez. This was followed in 2017 with another 60 Date Sell-Out European Tour playing to over 80,000 people.