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Legendary Irish folk music band Dervish celebrate some of Ireland’s most iconic folk songs with a stunning line-up of much celebrated performers as part of Belfast International Arts Festival.

The traditional music act from Sligo, take to the iconic stage of Belfast’s Grand Opera House for a very special gala show taken from their acclaimed 2019 album The Great Irish Songbook (on the US Label Rounder Records) - the 14th in their storied history.

Joining an eight piece Dervish on stage, in a spirit of camaraderie, collaboration and inclusivity, is a star studded line-up of guests featuring some of Northern Ireland and Scotland’s most inspired and revered ambassadors of music - Belfast’s own Brian Kennedy; the multi-award winning Cara Dillon; Gaelic folk singer Karen Matheson; the revered Eddi Reader and Belfast’s own Open Arts Community Choir, for what’s sure to be an unforgettable night of music in one of Belfast’s most hallowed venues.

With a career spanning over 30 years, Dervish have been described by BBC Radio 3 as “an icon of Irish music” when announcing their lifetime achievement award in 2019.

The Great Irish Songbook both preserves the spirit of each song on the album and brings a new vitality to iconic traditional songs. This celebratory two hour show features some of the most respected performers in folk and contemporary music, singing some of their favourite Irish songs.

Part of IN-visible ID-entities 3, an on-going BIAF initiative encouraging cultural collaboration across the island and supported by the Government of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs

Doors: 6.45pm | 7.30pm start

Tickets & Pricing
  • Band I - V £25 - £35
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 6:45 - 9:30pm

Grand Opera House

  • Great Victoria Street
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT2 7HR

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Belfast International Arts Festival

  • 109-113 Royal Avenue
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT1 1FF

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