The Illegals Sept 2020 Portaferry Country music
Sat 12 Sep

MusicThe Illegals

Widely regarded as one of the best live tribute acts in the country, The Illegals are back at in 2020 with their ever-popular classic-rock revival show replicating the sound of the world’s two greatest rock bands.

Let The Illegals take you back to 1980: you had your Rubik’s Cube for Christmas, Mount Saint Helen’s erupts, The Undertones are demonising their Perfect Cousin and… The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac served up two of the best live double-albums of all time.

Led by Niamh Kavanagh, she of the mesmerising voice and mischievious spirit, The Illegals will take you on a journey for three hours of soulful harmonies, exciting riffs, blistering guitars and unforgettable songs.
The best of two legendary bands in one night - and a little more besides...

Songs like “Hotel California”,  “Go Your Own Way”, “Life In The Fast Lane”, “Don’t Stop”, “Take It Easy”, “Say That You Love Me”, “Love Will Keep Us Alive”, “The Chain” and “New Kid In Town” 

Simply stunning


Niamh is outstanding - The Rolls-Royce of Irish Rock


Band line up

The band has been playing as a seven-piece for over 13 years and is renowned for its blend of soulful harmonies, instrumental acrobatics and plain, simple craic. More popular than ever, the Illegals are now playing to packed theatres both north and south of the border and with many appearances on TV and radio as well as being a popular shout for festivals.

Niamh Kavangh            vocals
Paul Dean                     vocals, guitars
Paul Megahey              vocals, guitars
Jim Sisk                        vocals, keyboards, saxophone
Alyn Watson                 bass
Joe Hanratty                drums
Peter Cochrane           lead guitars

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Event Details

Sat 12 Sep to Sat 19 Sep
19:30 to 22:00



  • The Portaferry Hotel
  • Self Catering
  • Portaferry Hotel
  • Joe's Hot Spot
  • The Lep
  • The Slip Inn

How to get here

Portico is easy to find in Portaferry. You can also get detailed driving directions or check out the ferry timetable for crossing from Strangford.