Sons and daugh­ters of Sligo: Dervish

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A ma­jor player in the Celtic folk-pop phe­nom­e­non, Dervish has spent more than 20 years con­vey­ing the sounds from the west of Ire­land, from its heart-rend­ing mourn­ful­ness to its toe-tap­ping vigor. Singer Cathy Jor­dan (she dou­bles on bodhrán and bones), man­dolin player Brian McDon­agh, fid­dler Tom Mor­row, ac­cor­dion­ist Shane Mitchell, flutist Liam Kelly, and bouzouki player Michael Holmes bring the tunes to life at the Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter (211 W. San Fran­cisco St.) at 7:30 p.m. on Sun­day, March 26. In­ter­est­ing facts, from the group’s web­site: “Dervish are free peo­ple of their na­tive Sligo fol­low­ing in the foot steps of W.B. Yeats, Mother Teresa of Cal­cutta and oth­ers”; “Dervish were one of the acts that opened Ire­land’s first Ir­ish lan­guage TV sta­tion TG4”; “Cathy Jor­dan was voted in the top 10 most dis­tinc­tive voices in Ire­land by the lis­ten­ers of the pop­u­lar John Cree­don ra­dio show in Ire­land.” That should seal the deal. Tick­ets ($20-$45) can be had from www.tick­etssan­tefe.org or by call­ing 505-988-1234. — J.M.K.

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