Bray tenor Ross Scanlon brings the musical stylings of the late John McCormack to The National Concert Hall to celebrate his tenth anniversary on the road on Friday, September 2. Ross will be accompanied by his friend and longtime pianist, David O’Shea, for what promises to be a night to remember for all involved.
The successful singer has a long-standing history and admiration for fellow Bray man John McCormack, who Ross says has had a great influence on his career.
“His music is fabulous, and his interpretations are always unique,” explained Ross. “There is still an audience years later, the older generation of people find it very nostalgic, and they tend to take a trip down memory lane when they hear some of his music.”
With a decade of touring, reaching audiences beyond Ireland, Ross is looking forward to capping off ten years of entertainment in style, especially after a quiet two years due to Covid.
“I didn’t realise it was our tenth anniversary until I looked over our dates, everything was so quiet for the last two years, so it is even more poignant that we are getting back to do it because we haven't been able to do it for the last couple of years,” said Ross.
With other projects in the works before the anniversary show, Ross is looking ahead to what promises to be a night of entertainment, nostalgia and celebration. The Bray tenor anticipates a great turnout and is looking forward to every aspect of his big night.
“First of all, to get up and sing the music again is always a real joy. To work with David O’Shea again, this is our one time of the year to work together” explained Ross. “Being back in the concert hall which is kind of a home away from home for me and of course the audience, seeing the people come back year after year to hear the music is always great.”