Friday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.
Weis Center Concert Hall

Dervish has been bringing Irish traditional music to the world for more than 25 years. Described by the BBC as "an icon of Irish music," the band has played at festivals from Rock in Rio, Brazil, to Glastonbury, England, toured with the Irish president and struck up tunes on the Great Wall of China. Dervish has a lineup that includes some of Ireland's finest traditional musicians, fronted by one of the country's best-known singers Cathy Jordan. Dervish has been long-established as one of the biggest names in Irish music internationally. The musicians are renowned for live performances that match dazzling sets of tunes with stunning interpretations of traditional songs. Their studio and live albums — 12 to date — make up one of the outstanding catalogs in Irish music.

All six members of Dervish are steeped in the musical traditions of counties Sligo and Leitrim in northwest Ireland, an area that matches Atlantic coastline with storied mountains and rural landscapes. It has inspired a host of musicians, artists and writers, including the Nobel Prize-winning poet W. B. Yeats. The Dervish line-up includes four members from the earliest days of the band in 1989 — Shane Mitchell (accordion), Liam Kelly (flute/whistle), Brian McDonagh (mandola/mandolin) and Michael Holmes (bouzouki). Singer Jordan, also a mean bodhran (drum) player, joined in 1991 and fiddle player Tom Morrow in 1998.

Ticket Information

Adults: $30
Seniors 62+ and subscribers: $24
Youth 18 and under: $20
Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2): $20
Bucknell students (limit 1): Free
Non-Bucknell students: $20

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