It's a 'Must Have'. Everyone who has viewed my DVD of this concert wants to have a copy of their own. Outstanding and memorable. Don't forget to look at the 'Extras', there is a fantastic Pub 'fiddling' duo with Andre and a real 'Dubliner' and a sequence filmed in Holland.
There is lots of great music, singing and a lot of humour. The audience is obviously enjoying the evening, singing along to The Red Rose Cafe (I must look up the words)and dancing in the aisles. The Guest artist is the wonderful Irish violinist John Sheahan of the Dubliners, who plays his beautiful "Marino Waltz", and John and Andre and the audience have a grand time with "The Irish Washerwoman". Following the poignant "The Last Rose" we see Andre leaping across the stage and leading the audience in the chorus of the "Chianti Song".
"Dark Eyes", the Russian traditional favorite
"Thunder and Lightening", by J. Strauss
"The Merry Widow", from Lehar's operetta.
"Song of the Volga", also composed by Lehar
"Hor Ich Zimbalklange", a terrific Lehar gypsy song.
"España Cañi", the rousing and familiar pasodoble
"O Mio Bambino Caro", the exquisite Puccini aria (with Carmen Monarcha)
"The Blue Danube", J. Strauss' most famous waltz
"Song of Olympia", from Offenbach's "The Tales of Hoffman" (with Carla Maffioletti)
"My Heart Will Go On", from James Horner's "Titanic" score
"All Men Shall Be Brothers", taken from Beethoven's 9th Symphony
"Radetzski March" by J.Strauss
"Opera Potpourri" which includes pieces from Verdi's "La Traviata" and Bizet's "Carmen".
"The Red Rose Café"
"Marino Waltz", a well known piece by guest violinist John Sheahan
"Irish Washerwoman", a fabulous duet with John and Andre
"The Last Rose"
"The Chianti Song"
"Lullaby", by Brahms, makes a sweet finale.