Ireland: Dervish silver anniversary tour

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Dervish are an Irish group formed in 1989 by a group of five musicians to record an album of local music which was released as The Boys of Sligo.

Many years have passed since then and over the last 25 years what became the six members have performed all over the world, coast to coast in the USA, from China to the Holy Land. Most memorable for Eurovision fans was their participation in the contest when it was staged in Helsinki in 2007. They performed They can’t stop the spring.

They are now celebrating their silver anniversary with a tour encompassing the United Kingdom, Ireland and the USA, in both large and small venues.

On their itinerary is Kendal in the north west of England and a return to the Brewery Arts Centre where they have played on a regular basis. This takes place on 24 September. The show starts at 19:30 (local time) and you can check about tickets by clicking here. Their show on 28 September is in the intimate surroundings of the Bush Hall, London. That evening is a fundraiser for the Irish Cultural Centre.

To see the full list of their performances in the tour, and how to purchase tickets, click here and to hear a recent live session on the UK BBC Radio 2 programme The Folk Show you can also click here.

Dervish performing They can’t stop the spring at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007

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