Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with Dervish

February 28, 2022

Wyo Theater in Sheridan

THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2022 AT 7:30 PM

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day March 17 at 7:30pm at the WYO with Dervish and free Guinness! Dervish is one of the world’s most imaginative interpreters of Irish folk music and were recently recognized with a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award. Having devoted the last three decades to gently reinventing the traditional songs of their homeland, Dervish were widely celebrated in 2019 for their album The Great Irish Songbook which featured such luminaries as Vince Gill, Rhiannon Giddens, Steve Earle and others. With their second appearance at the WYO, the group will play songs from the album among various tunes performed throughout their career as well as fan favorites. Dervish’s founding members were childhood friends in County Sligo—the same creatively fertile region that spawned a group of legendary fiddle players who emigrated to the U.S. in the 1920s, then recorded the first known Irish-music albums of any genre. As young musicians in 1989, the band members were commissioned to record an album of music from the renowned Sligo tradition. Despite feverish response from all around the world, Dervish turned down record-deal offers and launched their own label, releasing their sophomore effort Harmony Hill in 1993 and immediately seeing the album climb the Irish charts. Through the years, Dervish has appeared at some of the world’s biggest festivals, from Glastonbury to Rock in Rio, with the “great and good” of the entertainment industry including James Brown, Neil Young and Sting while steadily making their name as one of the foremost purveyors of Irish folk music. As they approach their 30th anniversary, Dervish again prove the enduring significance of even the most timeworn songs. Don’t miss St. Paddy’s day at the WYO with legendary musicians, Dervish! Dervish is sponsored by the WYO’s Major Season Sponsors: Ron & Kris Butler, Scott Davis & Mary Ludemann, Susan & Gary Miller, E.C. & Edith Gwillim Memorial Fund, Ramada Plaza by Wyndham, Mars Charitable Trust, Joe F. & Roberta H. Napier Foundation, Sheridan Media, Thickman Family Foundation, William F. & Lorene W. Welch Foundation, Wolf Creek Charitable and Bruce Burns, Bill Hand and Kim & Mary Kay Love

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