Sons and daughters of Sligo: Dervish
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.