KFAI proudly sponsors the Irish folk supergroup Dervish at the Cedar Cultural Center on Thursday, March 13, at 7:30 pm.
Dervish have been around for 25 years, and they just keep getting better! Their latest album The Thrush in the Storm (2013) continues their tradition of bringing to life magical music from the west of Ireland, and features passionate vocals from Cathy Jordan (also on bodhrán and bones), and dazzling instrumentals from bandmates Brian McDonagh (mandola), Liam Kelly (flute and whistles), Tom Morrow (fiddle), Shane Mitchell (accordion) and Michael Holmes (bouzouki).
Dervish is a solid structure of a band, its foundation in legendary pub sessions, its shape the result of years of international touring. In 2005, just after the group toured China in the company of the Prime Minister, Ireland’s premier music magazine Hot Press voted the band Best Traditional / Folk Group. More recently, Dervish was chosen to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Their colorful career has taken them to every corner of the globe and has seen them share center stage with such names as James Brown, The Buena Vista Social Club, Oasis, Sting, REM, Beck and many more. Dervish is a band that both celebrates Irish music and has been instrumental in bringing it to a worldwide audience.
More information is available at The Cedar Cultural Center.