AN Irish folk band is set to perform at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal.

Dervish will be performing at the Brewery Arts Centre on Saturday, May 21 and tickets are available for £24.50. 

Recently recognised with a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, the Irish folk icons will be returning to stages across England and Wales this May, with dates in Kendal, Bury, Beverley, Cambridge, Grantham, London and Cardiff.

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The six-piece, which consists of Cathy Jordan, Brian McDonagh, Tom Morrow, Michael Holmes, Shane Mitchell and Liam Kelly, are globally recognised as masters of the Irish folk genre.

The Westmorland Gazette:

Having devoted the last three decades to reviving and reinventing the traditional songs of their homeland, Dervish was widely celebrated in 2019 for their album The Great Irish Songbook, which featured a host of celebrated performers, including Vince Gill, Rhiannon Giddens and Steve Earle, amongst many others.

The band have now announced a string of seven UK shows that will feature tracks from across their extensive back catalogue, from new arrangements from their latest critically acclaimed album to firm fan favourites.

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The band accordionist and co-founder Shane Mitchell said: “We are really looking forward to putting on a show in Kendal and getting back in front of audiences across England and Wales that we have not seen for some time. We are very much in a nostalgic mood these days and we are digging deeper into our back catalogue and bringing back some of our older material which we have not done for a while.”

Through the years, Dervish has appeared at some of the world’s biggest festivals, from Glastonbury to Rock in Rio, and shared stages with many heroes of the entertainment industry including James Brown, Neil Young and Sting. All the while, they have committed themselves to the art of traditional music, ultimately making their name as one of the foremost purveyors of Irish folk.