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Tuesday September 12 2023

Aistear an Amhráin, N17: 7pm RTÉ One Tuesday 12th September

Don’t miss “Aistear an Amhráin, N17” this Tuesday night!

Tune in Tuesday night 12th September at 7pm on RTÉ One, for a very special half hour programme about the song ‘N17’, featuring song writers Davy Carton and Leo Moran

The TV documentary includes archive footage of The Saw Doctors playing ‘N17’ which was the band’s first single release in late 1989 on Solid Records.

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The Saw Doctors tour dates:
Sat 14th Oct - 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Fri 27th Oct - 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Sat 28th Oct - 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Fri 3 Nov -  Waterfront Hall, Belfast

The Saw Doctors will play their first Belfast live show in six years at the Waterfront Hall this November.

Following their mighty summer of comeback shows, acclaimed live band The Saw Doctors have today confirmed a return to Belfast on Friday 3 November - where they will take to the stage at the Waterfront Hall.

Discovered by Mike Scott of The Waterboys on a stormy Tuesday night in Galway City in the late 1980s, The Saw Doctors grew quickly, touring around Ireland and Great Britain, including a six-week stint with The Waterboys on the Fisherman’s Blues tour in 1989.

The Saw Doctors second single, ‘I Useta Lover’ was a surprise Number One hit in Ireland in 1990, remaining top of the charts for nine weeks, going on to become the biggest selling Irish single ever. The band built on this momentum, making their first trip to the US in 1991, and racking up well-received appearances at numerous prestigious festivals, earning a reputation for being a powerful and exciting live band.

The Saw Doctors have so far had a massively busy summer. They travelled to the US for sold-out gigs at the MGM Music Hall in Boston, the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York and appeared at festivals across the UK and Ireland including headlining the acoustic stage at Glastonbury.

Loved and revered by their loyal fans over the past thirty years, The Saw Doctors continue with resilience and an effervescent energy and look forward to playing live at the Waterfront Hall this November following three sold out shows at 3Olympia Dublin.

“If The Saw Doctors could bottle the sort of bonhomie that can make an entire concert hall feel better, they would have the medicine show to end them all” - The Times