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Cathy Jordan


Music Network Presents:

Cathy Jordan (voice/bodhrán/bones),

Jarlath Henderson (uilleann pipes/whistle/voice),

Mick Daly (guitar/5-string banjo/voice) Ireland/Northern Ireland    

Date: Friday 22 September Time: 8:30pm   Admission: Culture Night Special €15

Music Network is delighted to present a unique and exciting new collaboration featuring three extremely talented instrumentalists and vocalists. Dervish front woman, Cathy Jordan, will be joined by founder member of Four Men and a Dog, Mick Daly, and completing the line-up will be current BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 nominee, Jarlath Henderson. The coming together of these three creative musicians, all respected exponents of traditional Irish music with a flair for innovation and inventiveness will undoubtedly showcase dynamic instrumental playing, stunning song interpretations and an engaging blend of vocal harmonies that is not to be missed!

“Breathtaking interpretations of traditional songs” – The BBC [on Cathy Jordan]

“A remarkable player of uilleann pipes and whistles” – The Guardian [on Jarlath Henderson]

“Highly talented” – Folkworld [on Mick Daly]

Cathy Jordan, lead singer of traditional supergroup, Dervish, is regarded as one of the finest traditional singers in Ireland today. Her illustrious recording career began with the critically acclaimed Dervish CD “Harmony Hill” and since then she has contributed to an impressive and award-winning collection of CD recordings. As Dervish front woman, Jordan has toured worldwide, performing thousands of concerts in over 40 countries. Performance highlights include concerts at the Great Wall of China, the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem and Rock in Rio where she sang for over 250,000 people. Notable radio and TV broadcasts include “The Prairie Home Companion” hosted by Garrison Keillor, singing live to an estimated 2 million listeners across America, and ‘Irish Heartbeat with Dervish’, involving 14 hour-long presentations on NPR, presented by Jordan and featuring live performances from Dervish and guests including Brian Kennedy, Moya Brennan, Frankie Gavin, Seamus Begley, Martin O Connor, Rick Epping, Seamie O Dowd, The Saw Doctors, Kila, David Norris, Paddy Moloney, John Spillane and the Celtic Tenors.  Jordan has toured extensively throughout Europe, USA, and Japan, appearing regularly at festivals such as Celtic Connections, Tønder, Dranouter, Cambridge, Shrewsbury, Milwaukee and Calgary, to name but a few. She also performs as a member of The Unwanted and as a guest vocalist with Rarefolk.

Cathy Jordan – Red Haired Mary

The youngest ever winner of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, in 2003, Tyrone-born multi-instrumentalist and singer Jarlath Henderson has won widespread acclaim for his extraordinary prowess on uilleann pipes and whistles, while also establishing himself as a gifted vocalist. Described by The Guardian as “one of the heroes of the new Celtic folk scene”, he is a regular performer at international festivals such as Celtic Connections, Cambridge, Tønder, Shetland, Lorient and Jodhpur. In addition to his work with celebrated Scottish instrumentalist Ross Ainslie, Henderson has also performed and recorded in such illustrious company as The Transatlantic Sessions, Jack Bruce, Lau, Capercaillie, Paddy Keenan, Salsa Celtica, Phil Cunningham, Buille, Michael McGoldrick and the Earth Affair line-up, which performed for Nelson Mandela in 2005.Henderson featured on the soundtrack to Disney Pixar’s 2013 hit Brave, while other recording work includes sessions with numerous folk luminaries including the Peatbog Faeries, Wolfstone, Luke Daniels, Maggie Reilly and Duncan Chisholm. His hotly-anticipated solo debut, “Hearts Broken, Heads Turned”, launched at Celtic Connections 2016, comprises bold yet sensitive arrangements of traditional songs, also featuring Henderson on guitar and cittern.  It has been nominated for “Best Album” at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 and he has also received a nomination for “Best Traditional Track”.

Jarlath Henderson- Courting is a pleasure

Mick Daly, was a founder member of the ground breaking band, Four Men & a Dog, whose eclectic and vivacious blend of traditional Irish music with a wide spectrum of other genres saw their debut CD, “Barking Mad”, being awarded Album of the Year by Folk Roots magazine in 1991. He is also a founder member and key creative force behind the Cork-based bluegrass ensemble The Lee Valley String Band, one of Ireland’s musical treasures that has been quietly burnished and enriched for decades, appearing at festivals throughout Ireland and beyond, and delighting audiences at events such as “Other Voices” and the Cork Film Festival, where a film documentary about the band was premiered. Daly has toured and recorded extensively as a member of Arcady, Any Old Time, The Mary Black Band and Scullion, and is equally at home playing traditional Irish music as traditional American bluegrass and Old Time music.  A gifted guitarist and 5-string banjo player, he is also widely celebrated for being an exceptional singer and interpreter of traditional song.

Mick Daly @ The Pavilion in Cork

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