The Willoughby Brothers create a very special sound with a repertoire featuring a blend of Irish ballads, popular classics and contemporary songs. These handsome and charming brothers have much to offer as a group. This new act is fresh, talented and unique with universal appeal.
Richie, Des, Sammy, Robbie, Johnny and Jerome - The Willoughby Brothers - hail from Coolboy, Co. Wicklow, six brothers with just over a decade between the eldest and youngest. Their passion for singing and performing, combined with a genuine closeness, stems from a childhood filled with music and singing, gifts nurtured by their parents, who had their own popular country band The Moonsiders, performing at dances and shows across the country in the 70's and 80's.
The Willoughby's have just concluded a very successful Irish tour, and are making a big impression on the national and international music scene with appearances on a number of TV and Radio shows including RTE’S ‘Up For The Match’ and the Derek Mooney Show on Radio 1. They recently performed at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham by invitation of BBC Radio presenter Bob Brolly, and as guests of Daniel O’ Donnell at his concert during the Donegal Shore Festival. They had the pleasure of serenading all thirty-two Rose of Tralee contestants at the opening ceremony last year’s festival, and performing at the GAA Ladies All-Star Awards and the National GAA Handball Awards.
Des, the second eldest is already prominent in the music industry as a successful Irish tenor. He has performed extensively throughout Ireland and in the United States, both as a soloist and with The Three Irish Tenors. Croke Park provided the stage for the highlight of his career to date having sung the National Anthem at a number of All-Ireland finals before audiences in excess of 80,000.
The Willoughby Brother's debut album The Promise, which includes their hit song Where The Blarney Roses Grow, is currently available in stores nationwide, for download on itunes and from their website www.thewilloughbybrothers.com. Their current single When The Boys Come Rolling Home is receiving a lot of airplay on radio stations across the country.
Where the Blarney Roses Grow
Will Ye Go Lassie Go
Fields of Athenry
When the Boys Come Rolling Home
A Place in the Choir
Isle of Hope
From Clare to Here
You Raise me Up
These Flags We Raise
Only Our Rivers Run Free
Bring Him Home
The Lights of the City
I’ll Take you Home Again Kathleen
The Way Old Friends Do
Red is the Rose
The Meeting of the Waters
To Where You Are
I've had the pleasure of seeing The Willoughby Brothers performing in concert and I think they have something really special. It's unusual to find six brothers who all have great voices, so that's the first feature of this group that makes them stand out. I really do think they have the potential for international stardom.
— Daniel O'Donnell
A wonderful musical experience, these brothers have something very special, and give a performance that’s uplifting, inspirational and unforgettable.
— Irish Independent
Six Irish singing brothers destined for international success, a truly unique concert experience that has something to offer all music lovers.
— Sunday World
The Willoughby Brothers are a class act. These lads out and out wowed us, bursting with talent and charisma,
which leaves their audience wanting more and more, an absolute must see show.
— North country Goes Green Irish Fest
A sensational musical act, incredible voices, harmonies and six stunning personalities, an experience you don’t want to miss.
— The Harp
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