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Its lights, cameras, action, as Dervish go global digitally to launch their new album

Top Irish trad group Dervish go back to their Sligo roots to play a trad session which will be streamed live on line globally.

It all started 21 years ago to the day.  On the 21st May 1989 Dervish released their first album.  Now 21 years later fans of trad super-group Dervish are in for a real treat on Friday May 21st at 9.30 pm (Irish time) when the band will gather at renowned Hargadons Pub in Sligo to play a rousing traditional Irish music session to launch their new Live Album “From Stage to Stage”. This will be no ordinary Trad session. As well as playing to those present in the pub, Dervish fans worldwide will also see and hear the Trad session live over the internet on

The Sligo based six piece, who celebrate 21 years in the music industry this year, launch their new live album which was recorded at the Sebastopol festival in California and at the Sligo Live festival in Ireland . The album, entitled “From Stage to Stage” includes guest appearances by Duke Special, Ron Sexsmith, Vasen, Martin Hayes and Denis Cahill and bluegrass mandolin virtuoso Mike Marshall. is Ireland 's newest interactive traditional Irish music website, streaming pub sessions from venues across Ireland over the internet, aims to present trad music to a worldwide audience in a new and exciting way.” This internet broadcast is a great way for people watching online to get up close and personal to Dervish in a Trad session in Sligo ," says Micheál Ó Domhnaill of  "Bringing a session directly to them on their PC over the internet is the next best thing."

Dervish fans can text and e mail messages to the Sligo session from all parts of the world capturing the atmosphere of a good Irish traditional music session on fans computers and handheld devices globally.  “Its amazing how things have changed,” says Dervish’s Cathy Jordan, “Who would have thought years ago that one could sit in a pub session in Ireland and that it would be able to be seen around the world? We are all set for a great night and you never know who might drop in!”  This is only a taster for the official party at Sligo Live in October"  the singer concluded.   On-line viewers will be able to interact with Dervish and they may even be lucky enough to get the musicians to play their favourite Dervish tune.

Dervish remain one of Ireland’s most sought after festival acts internationally and this year they have taken their 21st Anniversary celebrations to festivals around the world including return trips to high profile events such as Celtic Connections and the legendary Cambridge Folk festival.

Full details about the new album from Dervish entitled “From Stage to Stage” will be available from the bands web site and Facebook account on Friday May 7th at 12 noon


Last Updated ( Tuesday, 27 April 2010 07:15 )  
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