This concert was well worth the two-year wait! Their musicianship is amazing and the music lets us imagine another time and place. I can't wait for them to come back again.
- Current Location
- 3/19/24Tuesday 07:30 PMOld Saybrook, CTKatharine Hepburn Cultural Arts CenterDervish
Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
- 3/20/24Wednesday 07:30 PMRed Bank, NJThe Vogel at Count Basie Center for the ArtsDervish: 30th Annual Tour
DERVISH IN CONCERT:
With a career spanning a quarter-century, Irish music mainstay Dervish has racked up an impressive tour history reaching every corner of the world. And the collective ensures each new show is as special as the last, treating concertgoers to stunning musicianship and brilliant onstage chemistry. Lead singer Cathy Jordan shines in concert, and her soaring vocals are perfectly complemented by the band's flawless rhythm section. Jordan's trademark monologues are a big part of her engaging stage presence; she never fails to engross fans with colorful commentary about each song. Ticket buyers lucky enough to catch Dervish on tour can expect a diverse setlist that includes everything from traditional ballads to lively jigs, making for a joyful and thoroughly unforgettable night of Irish music.
Hailed as one of the world's premier Celtic bands, Dervish was formed in 1989 by five lads from County Sligo, Ireland. The drum, guitar, fiddle, accordion, and flute players spent two years perfecting their sound and recording an album of instrumental music under the name The Boys of Sligo. Then in 1991 they welcomed singer Cathy Jordan and changed their name to Dervish. The new group released their debut album Harmony Hill in 1993, a critically acclaimed landmark collection of traditional Irish music. Dervish has recorded an impressive 11 studio albums, including 2013's critically praised The Thrush In The Storm, which was recorded in just five days. Dervish has played for fans all over the world, and shared the stage with music icons including James Brown, Sting, and Beck. They also had the prestigious honor of representing Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011.
My all-time favorite Irish band. They put on a spectacular show!