Right in time for St Patrick’s Day weekend, STG will celebrate the music and dance of Ireland including many education events that are FREE and open to the public. The celebration culminates on Saturday, March 16 with Dervish, one of Ireland’s most renowned music super-groups, at the Neptune Theatre.
Win Tickets: We are giving away a pair of tickets to Dervish at the Neptune Theater on March 16th. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed on Friday, March 15th.
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On March 16, STG is presenting one of Ireland’s most renowned Irish music super-groups, Dervish at the Neptune Theatre in the U-District (Mar 16), with openers Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac, masters of the Cape Breton tradition. Dervish move between blistering, foot-stomping dance tunes and soulful interpretations of Irish songs by lead singer Cathy Jordan, with vocals, fiddle, flute, accordion, bodhrán, mandola and bouzouki. This show will be one of the biggest Celtic music events of the year in Seattle.
About Dervish: The Sligo Borough Council’s decision to award Dervish the Freedom of the Borough of Sligo cemented the group’s position as preeminent band in Ireland’s wild west. It raised them into the exalted company of poet W.B. Yeats, who was the first person to be awarded the freedom of Sligo.
Built upon two sturdy pillars — the hauntingly charismatic vocals of Cathy Jordan and the dazzling virtuosity of award-winning instrumentalists like Tom Morrow on fiddle, Liam Kelly on flute, and Shane Mitchell on accordion, Dervish is a solid structure of a band, its foundation in legendary pub sessions, its shape the result of years of international touring. In the most recent of many honors, Dervish was recently chosen to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest. 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.