Dervish

Dervish

Formed in 1989, in County Sligo, Ireland, Dervish has performed from China to Rio, enchanting crowds with their rollicking reels and melodious melodies. Inspired by a project performing local music of Sligo, Dervish went on to win a raft of awards, including accolades for their 1997 live album, “Live in Palma,” which has been reviewed as one of the best live traditional recordings in our time.

Now composed of six members, Brian McDonagh (Mandola), Cathy Jordan (Vocals, Bodhran, Bones), Thomas Morrow (Fiddle), Michael Holmes (Bouzouki), Shane Mitchell (Accordion), and Liam Kelly (Flute, Whistles), Dervish has performed through the world, with highlights including Hong Kong and New York, and have been strongly involved in the promotion of traditional Irish music through their festival appearances and cultural exchanges, including a trip to China in 2006.

With four original members still at the helm, and 23 years of experience under their belts, Dervish released their 14th album last year, and signed a publishing deal the year before.

www.dervish.ie

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