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MEMBER CONCERTS
March Member Concert with Dervish
Saturday March 2, 2019 8:00 pm
Dervish

The Sligo Borough Council's decision to award Dervish the Freedom of the Borough of Sligo cemented the group's position as preeminent band in Ireland's wild west. It raised them into the exalted company of poet W.B. Yeats, who was the first person to be awarded the Freedom of Sligo.

Built upon two sturdy pillars--the hauntingly charismatic vocals of Cathy Jordan and the dazzling virtuosity of award-winning instrumentalists like Tom Morrow on fiddle, Liam Kelly on flute, and Shane Mitchell on accordion--Dervish is a solid structure of a band, its foundation in legendary pub sessions, its shape the result of years of international touring. In the most recent of many honors, Dervish was recently chosen to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2005, just after the group toured China in the company of the Prime Minister, Ireland's premier music magazine Hot Press voted the band Best Traditional / Folk Group.

The solid rhythm playing of Brian McDonagh and Michael Holmes drives the band, whose concert performances are a myriad of tones and moods ranging from high energy tunes, played with fluidity and intuitiveness, to beautifully measured songs, from charming lyrics of life and love, to inspiring melodies that lift audiences from their seats. All the elements are drawn together by Cathy Jordan's masterful stage presence. Her stories to the songs and her interaction with the audience draws people into the music in a way very few performers can achieve. All this can be found in their fourth album Live in Palma, recorded before a captivated audience at Palma de Mallorca's "Teatre Principal". Other recordings include A Healing Heart (2005), Spirit (2003), the retrospective Decade (2001), Midsummer's Night (1999), At the End of the Day (1996), Playing with Fire (1995), and Harmony Hill (1993).

Now, more than twenty years since first coming together and with four of the original members still at the helm, Dervish are more in demand than ever. Their colorful career has taken them to every corner of the globe and has seen them share center stage with such names as James Brown, The Buena Vista Social Club, Oasis, Sting, REM, Beck and many more. Dervish is a band that both celebrates Irish music and has been instrumental in bringing it to a worldwide audience.

WUMB is thrilled to be partnering with The Belleville Roots Music Series. Tickets are on sale to the general public but The Belleville Roots Series have graciously allowed spots for WUMB Members. Space is extremely limited for this event and it will sell out.

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Reservation Instructions:


If you are already a WUMB Member (at a minimum of $72 annually or $6 per month) you and one guest can attend upcoming member concerts for free (space permitting) by calling in your reservation at 617-287-6902, or sending us an email at wumb.membership@umb.edu.
Please include your Name, Member Number (if known), either Daytime Phone or Email, and the Number of Seats you would like to reserve.
Please note that the number of seats you are able to reserve is contingent upon your level of membership and the higher your level of membership, the more guests you can bring for free.

If you leave a voicemail or send an email, you will receive a call back or confirmation reply within 2 business days.
If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact us again as we may not have received your request.

If you have questions about your membership benefits, contact our membership office at wumb.membership@umb.edu or call 617-287-6902. Remember that seating is limited, so make your reservations early. Please tell us immediately if you need to cancel your reservations so that others will be able to attend.

If you are not already a member of WUMB Radio, or if your membership has lapsed, call the membership office at 617-287-6902 or click here to Join or Renew.

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