Much-loved television comedian, Peter Kay, flew into Dublin for an intimate bash with his extended family this weekend, as he launched the latest album of his old friends, celebrated Irish band The Saw Doctors.
Kay, a self-proclaimed fan of the band for more than twenty years, delighted fans as he joined the Galway boys on stage at Dublin's Olympia Theatre on Saturday night to officially unveil their new CD: 'The Further Adventures of the Saw Doctors', which also shot in at No. 1 in The Irish Indie charts and No. 7 in the Overall combined Charts on Friday.
The comedian, who has previously duetted with the band in Manchester and his native Bolton, was once again in fine form, joining energetic frontman Davy Carton for a version of their first chart topper, 'I Useta Lover'. The packed out Dublin venue naturally erupted into a thunderous applause.
Peter Kay said: "What an absolute honour and a joy to be asked to launch the fantastic new album by the Saw Doctors. My family and I have been massive fans for years".
Davy Carton said: "We were thrilled when Peter agreed to do this and went to so much trouble to get here. We equally love his work and in a way I think we share the same sort of humour".
Guitarist Leo Moran added: "We know Peter is very proud of his Irish roots and his Irish relatives, but for a major star to take time out and to speak so highly of our work is a huge compliment".
Kay was joined by relatives from all corners of Ireland as they met up with the band after the Dublin gig. The Further Adventures of the Saw Doctors is available on Monday 27 September in the UK and is out now in Ireland. Their second single 'Well Byes' will be released on October 16th.
After a lengthy list of Summer festivals and headline dates in Ireland, The Saw Doctors start a 17 date UK tour on 24th November, which includes two London concerts at Shepherds Bush Empire as well as shows in Glasgow, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Southampton and Leeds, culminating in the second of those London dates, at the 2 Shepherds Bush Empire on 18th December.
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