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Dervish to perform at Glastonbury

Legendary Sligo band will perform at the iconic music festival for the first time in their 25 year career

Approaching their 25th year in the music industry Dervish are confirmed to perform live at Glastonbury for the very first time.   The North West based dynamic ensemble have been a formidable festival attraction worldwide for almost a quarter of a century sharing stages with some of the world’s most noted artists.

They say “the older the fiddle the sweeter the tune”, Dervish have built their legendary reputation from humble roots playing at Trad music sessions in their native Sligo to becoming one of the most sought after festival bands in the world today.

Liam Kelly from Dervish said, “There is huge excitement in the band at the thoughts of performing at Glastonbury, it seems that the older the band get the more exciting the offers are that come in and the next year is very exciting with lots of different projects developing for us. In fact we were asked to play at Glastonbury about 17 years ago but we could not take the booking as we had another commitment. We are really looking forward to performing at Glastonbury, roll on the next 25 years” Kelly added.

Just recently Dervish spent the weekend at The Orkney Folk Festival with BBC TV’s Glastonbury presenter Mark Radcliffe who featured Dervish on his show on BBC Radio 2.  Radcliffe also presents a show on BBC Radio 6, and he invited Dervish back to the BBC in August to record a special session to mark the band’s 25th Anniversary.

Other noted artists appearing at Glastonbury this year include, Ed Sheeran, Dolly Parton, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant, Paulo Nutini, Metallica, Massive Attack, Lily Allen the list goes on…………

Dervish perform at The Glastonbury Festival on Saturday June 28th on The Avalon Stage at 15.45pm

Watch this space as Dervish are planning lots of surprises to mark a quarter of a century together later this year

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