Boogie Wonderland returns to Dolans Friday 15th September
It’s back again- Boogie Wonderland returns- dedicated to fans of Fernando’s and Tropics which were the two iconic Disco Clubs in Limerick during the 70s, 80s, and 90s.
Boogie Wonderland returns and is headed by legendary ex 2FM DJ and the former resident jock at both clubs Micky Mac, who will be joined on the decks by some of Limerick’s best-known DJ’s, including Nicky Woulfe who celebrates 40 years in the music business this year and Live 95FM’s, JP Dillon.
‘Our May gig was a sellout and it was great to be able to play musical memories from the Glory Days of Disco with songs from the Bee Gees, The Three Degrees, Abba, Human League, Gloria Gaynor, Tavares, Chic and Thin Lizzy,” said Nicky Woulfe.
“We’re looking forward to it being equally as popular and successful this time around”, Nicky added.
Mickey Mac whose career spans fifty years, started Fernando’s nightclub in the Royal George Hotel in 1977, when people were looking for something new and different after the famous Showband era, which had been so successful for so many years across Ireland, had come to an end.
Mickey Mac was one of the lead presenters on the newly launched RTE Radio 2 back in 1979, which saw him going through a number of programmes for the station over a twenty-year career where he was known for playing all the classic oldies up until the late 80’s. He then became the man who played all the hot new dance tunes for the station, often playing live from the legendary music club in London ‘The Ministry of Sound’. He also became a presenter on the national cultural station RTE Lyric FM from 1999 up to 2004.
He has most recently started doing syndicated radio programmes for a number of local stations that include Limerick’s Live 95FM, Clare Fm, Tipp FM, and recently finished a memorable and well-received documentary on the late Vincent Hanley of MTV USA Fame
Nicky Woulfe has been part of the nightlife in Limerick and the Mid-West for 40 years, and 2017 marks his fourth decade at the decks. He has played in many of Limericks night clubs including Fernando’s, Tropics, Jack Burkes, Eastwoods, The Basement, Teds, and The Shannon Arms. He also had a classic hits residency at the White House Bar on a Saturday night for12 years, which was hugely popular with the Limerick public.
He was also part of the team at Dolans Warehouse where he played the classic hits on a Saturday night.
He has over that time, promoted acts at many venues throughout the Munster Region including many of Ireland’s top live acts which have included Mary Black, Hothouse Flowers, Aslan, The Blades, and Mary Coughlan.
He has built up one of the largest vinyl record collections in the country and is currently working on a project to have Irelands largest ‘Music Memories and Memorabilia’ Visitor centre based in Limerick.
The special guest on the night will be Limerick’s Live 95FM JP Dillon who has been part of their schedule for many years and who has also played many night clubs in Limerick down through the years including Ruby’s and Teds.
This event promises to be a night full of memories on Friday 15th of September for lots of people recalling the heady days of disco music when Night Fever and Grease ruled the world, and it all kicks off at 9 pm.
Tickets for Boogie Wonderland returns this great gig are now available from Dolan’s for 10Euro and you can also book on line here.
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