In May 2022 André performed 4 concerts in Dublin, the capital of Ireland. A well-known Irish song is about the shellfish selling Molly Malone. We found her statue in Dublin.The song goes like this:In Dublin’s fair city, where the girls are so pretty,I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone.She wheeled her wheel barrow, through the streets broad and narrow, crying: cockles and mussels alive, alive oh.
She was a fish monger and that was no wonder, for that were her father and mother before.They wheeled their wheelbarrow through the streets broad and narrow, crying: cockles and mussels alive, alive oh.Then she got a fever and no one could save her, and that was the end of sweet Molly Malone.Now her ghost wheels the barrow through the streets broad and narrow, crying: cockles and mussels alive, alive oh.
Gary Bennett on Facebook:“I first set my eyes (not hands like many others) on sweet Molly Malone”. LOL, Garry!
Since this is a fan website, we like to show the fan friends we have met in Dublin. Jack and Edna Welton from Scotland,Torben and Kirsten Esbensen from Denmark, Margareth Thompson from Ireland, Vivienne Clifford and Anne Setright from Ireland.
Donij van Doorn, Micaëla Oeste and Anna Majchrzak sang “The Rose” with a beautiful backdrop of roses. Solo new soprano Micaëla: “Oh mio babbino caro”. Justinas Kaunas new violinist. Maja Jasinski new flute player.Funny detail in the Dublin concert: During the Libiamo song Bela’s champagne changed into a glass of Guinness (Irish dark beer)!
Charlotte Hawkins (she is an English television and radio presenter), interviewed André in Dublin.
April 2022: Big surprise in Scotland! Glasgow.For the encores André entered the stage in a kilt!! We think it suits him very well! The fans loved it.They figured out which Tartan it would be and most of the suggestions went to the McLean Hunting Ancient Tartan. The photos are taken at the Glasgow concert. It was a real treat.
May 2022: Ireland. Dublin.
German tour May 2022. Cologne.The last act of the Cologne concert was a real suprise for the German fans!The popular German band “The Höhner”, together with the Johann Strauss Orchestra, performed a medley of popular German songs, including the well-known: “Viva Colonia”, which has been adopted by the local football club as their anthem. Even in Holland they use the song as “Viva Hollandia” during soccer matches.
The German medley by the popular band “The Höhner”!!