Young Dubliners frontman Keith Roberts said, “We each have a strong following and due to the fact that neither band sounds the same, we though it would make for a really fun show.”

Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea expanded that idea. “It’s three bands from completely different corners of the continent,” Doyle said. “The Dub’s [Young Dubliners] have an amazing pop sense based on the wealthy tradition of Irish music.

“Scott Long brings the power and spirit of Cape Breton piping to Seven Nations, while Great Big Sea brings to its music the songs and infectious spirit of Newfoundland’s Celtic heritage and sea-faring culture. The audience will need the next day off.”

All three bands have new albums to show off while on the road. The Young Dubliners released Absolutely June 4 while Seven Nations’ And Now It’s Come To This is set to hit shelves on June 25.

Great Big Sea set forth their Sea Of No Cares earlier this year.

Just before heading out en masse, both Seven Nations and Young Dubliners will be touring the States on their own.