Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne, Co Chorcai Doors 8:30 pm - Admission: €20
Legendary group De Danann, once described as the ‘Rolling Stones of Irish Traditional Music, are back on the road again!
Founding members, Alec Finn and Johnny ‘Ringo’ Mc Donagh will be joined by luminaries of Irish music who have played with the band over the years.
De Danann were formed in 1975 in Galway and became one of the most influential bands in traditional Irish music before going their separate ways in 2003. The group released their debut album ‘De Danann’ in 1975 and in total they have recorded 14 albums, with many of the albums reaching gold and platinum status. Famous for their cross-cultural experiments they recorded traditional versions of the Beatle’s “Hey Jude”, Handel’s “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba”.
Members of the band have included singers Dolores Keane, Maura O’Connell, Mary Black, Eleanor Shanley, Tommy Fleming and Andrew Murray. On the instrumental side, Alec finn, Johnny ‘Ringo’ McDonagh, Jackie daly, Aidan Coffey, Charlie Piggott, Frankie Gavin, Colm Murphy, Derek Hickey, Mick Conneely, Brian McGrath, John Carty and John Faulkner.
Since 17th Dec 2009, when formers members and associates of the original De Danann got together to perform a benefit concert in Galway – bringing the house down in the process – they have received countless invitations to perform far and wide. Arising from the success of that concert, they decided to go back on the road and bring their unique sound to the world stage again.
Line up on the night:
Derek Hickey, box
Mick Conneely, fiddle, guitar
Alec Finn, bouzouki
Eleanor Shanley, vocals
Brian McGrath, piano, banjo
Johnny ‘Ringo’ McDonagh, bodhran
Ionad Cultúrtha is delighted to welcome De Dannan to perform in the intimate setting of its auditorium on Friday 14th September 2012! Tickets €20 and pre booking strongly advised!