Damien Dempsey & Band, Téada w/ Séamus Begley, S & T Mulligan
Please note this is a Full STANDING Event only - no seating available. Strictly over-18’s - ID will be requested
Damien Dempsey returns of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Drogheda to headline the opening Dome Concert of Fleadh 2019, in an evening which also includes the exceptional and emerging talent, in Téada with Seamus Begley, and Sárán & Tadhg Mulligan.
Damien Dempsey’s importance as a singer and songwriter of great passion, conviction and beauty has never been more prominent. Dempsey achieves a feeling at his concerts that other artists can only dream of. His connection with his audience is so palpable, the most cynical of souls cannot help but be moved by the experience. Damien Dempsey’s new collaborations album Union was released in November 2018 and in the UK in early 2019. It features new recordings with friends including John Grant, Kate Tempest, Finbar Furey and Seamus Begley.
“I’ve attended many All Ireland Fleadh's down the years, Ballina, Listowel, Clonmel, Enniscorthy, and Letterkenny to name a few and I’ve always enjoyed the incredible vibe at them, and the deep deep love for Irish Music that is palpable in the streets. So to come back to the Fleadh Cheoil in mighty Drogheda all these years later and headline a night in the Dome is a great honour for me, my goal will be to get the whole Dome singing together in beautiful unison, and the good vibration when this happens will lift everyone’s heart, including mine, towards the heavens. I can’t wait, roll on August and a musical Summer X “ Damien Dempsey, April 2019
No strangers to the Fleadh, Téada is Gaelic for ‘strings’; the five members of the band are fiddle player Oisín Mac Diarmada, button accordion player Paul Finn, Damien Stenson performs on flutes and various whistles, Seán Mc Elwain switches between the bouzouki and guitar, and bodhrán player Tristan Rosenstock. The sixth member of the trad superstars with a truly worldwide reach is legendary West Kerry, singer and accordion player Séamus Begley, joining the ‘trad boy band’ in 2015.
Brothers and All Ireland instrumentalists Sárán Mulligan (concertina) and Tadhg Mulligan (fiddle/bouzouki), from Árd Easmuinn in Dundalk come from a family of musicians and have been steeped in traditional music from an early age and influenced heavily by the Leitrim and North Connaught style of their family. Witness their musical ingenuity as they open this evening’s Drogheda Dome Trad Deluxe.
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