Dervish to Perform Live Pub Concert Webcast October 8th, 2010

Dervish, one of the greatest traditional Irish bands, will be performing a ground breaking pub concert for all the world to take part in via webcast at the event takes place on Friday, October 8th at 11 pm Irish time/6 pm Eastern/3 pm Pacific. This is a subscription-only event, and it is advised to sign up early.

You can get a taste for the best in traditional Irish music without leaving the comfort of your own home. Dervish, one of Ireland’s greatest traditional Irish music bands, will play material from their extensive back catalog, compiled over the past 21 years, popular session tunes Reels and Jigs played in their own unique way. Harmony Hill, Playing with Fire, At the End of the Day, Live in Palma, Midsummer’s Night, Decade, Spirit, A Healing Heart, Travelling Show

This live webcast will come direct from their home town of Sligo, Ireland on Friday October 8th where the band will be joined by several special guests for this online web session, beginning at 11 pm Irish time/6 pm Eastern/3 pm Pacific.

Viewers will also be able to engage with the band through instant online messaging. A selection of IMs will be read out by the band at intervals throughout the performance. This messaging service will also enable music lovers worldwide to communicate with each other, making this the biggest Irish music session ever.

The Irish pub session is at the core of Irish music, the bedrock of Irish expression. It’s a platform that has given so much artistic talent to the world and is what makes the small island of Ireland a cultural oasis in Western Europe. The session is at the heart of where tunes are played, songs are sung and yarns are spun. It’s the hub of Irish social life, where marriages begin, lifelong friendships develop and where true Irish character exists.

The concept originated from when Dervish launched their new album From Stage to Stage to an astonishing online audience of over 30,000 viewers towards the beginning of the summer. This prompted Dervish and to look at the idea of bringing regular traditional Irish music sessions to their fans worldwide via the internet, and this is the first of these.

The cost of subscribing to the webcast is just 4.99, which is around the price of a pint! And now the band hopes that all their friends and fans around the world will raise a glass during this online traditional Irish music session which promises to be a party like none you’ve experienced before and you even can buy the band a pint which is customary at Irish pub sessions.

From performances in front of 240,000 people at the world’s biggest festival in Rio, to accompanying the Irish government on state visits overseas, Dervish have been at the forefront of Irish traditional music for the past 21 years. The band’s music was nurtured in the pubs of the west of Ireland and in their native Sligo, an area rich in music and culture. Now the band go back to their native Irish roots to bring a flavor of this musical life to online viewers across the globe.

Pub sessions are at the core of Irish musical expression – here’s a little taste of what you’re in for:

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Author: World Music Central News Department

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