Dervish return to Southport as part of Liverpool Irish Festival

Dervish return to Southport as part of Liverpool Irish Festival

On Tuesday 15 October Dervish, one of the greatest bands ever to come out of Ireland take to the stage at The Atkinson.

County Sligo’s finest export is fronted by singer Cathy Jordan, regarded by many as the most distinctive voice and finest front woman in Irish traditional music today. The line-up of fiddle, flute, bouzouki, mandola, bodhran and accordion draw from seemingly limitless depths of finesse, subtlety and talent.

They appear as part of the annual Liverpool Irish Festival celebrating the links between Liverpool and Ireland, now in its 11th year it offers a cultural feast bringing together the colourful Irish heritage of Liverpool with the best of contemporary and traditional Irish arts and culture. This year’s festival runs from Thursday 10 to Sunday 20 October.

2013 has seen the release of their latest album “The Thrush in the Storm”, on which they continue their exploration of the Irish tradition, unearthing hidden gems that have lain buried for years – sometimes centuries – and bringing them back to life for today’s audience. Earlier this year they were also to be heard playing the music for the ITV series James Nesbitt’s Ireland.

It is not without good reason that Dervish have become one of Ireland’s most enduring bands – whether representing celtic music at major festivals, playing at The Great Wall of China or setting the room ablaze in the US on St Patrick’s Day, Dervish are as complete a band as are to be found anywhere within the tradition, with one of the most distinctive, yet expertly balanced sounds to be heard anywhere in traditional music.

If Dervish are in town – or anywhere remotely within reach – don’t dare miss them” Chicago Herald.

Tickets for Dervish are £14 (£16 doors). To book please visit the website, call box office on 01704 533333 or visit us in person at The Atkinson during the opening hours.


Posted on 10 October 2013 under General news

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