Dervish – Music from the West of Ireland with passionate vocals and dazzling instrumentals.
Friday, March 3rd, 2017 Doors at 6:30 Music at 7:30
Dervish have been bringing Irish traditional music to the world for more than 25 years. Described by the BBC as an icon of Irish music, the band have played at festivals from Rock in Rio to Glastonbury, toured with the Irish President and struck up tunes on the Great Wall of China. Their innovative approach to Irish traditional music, while remaining respectful and loyal to the tradition, has won them critical acclaim internationally as well as many industry awards.
Dervish have a line-up which includes some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians, fronted by one of the country’s best-known singers, Cathy Jordan.
All six members of Dervish are steeped in the musical traditions of counties Sligo and Leitrim in north-west Ireland. Its an area which matches Atlantic coastline with storied mountains and rural landscapes. It has inspired a host of musicians, artists and writers, including the Nobel Prize-winning poet W. B. Yeats. The Dervish line-up is well established. In fact it includes four members from the earliest days of the band in 1989 Shane Mitchell (accordion), Liam Kelly (flute/whistle), Brian McDonagh (mandola/mandolin) and Michael Holmes (bouzouki). Singer Cathy Jordan, also a mean bodhran (drum) player, joined in 1991 and fiddler Tom Morrow in 1998.
ADVANCE TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2795963
Adults $15 in advance, $18 at the door
Children 12 and under $5
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.