Back in April, iconic Irish folk group Dervish released their first studio album for more than a decade. The Great Irish Songbook received rave reviews, with The Irish Edition‘s Jamie O’Brien calling Dervish “one of the best bands in any genre to ever come out of Ireland” and proclaiming the new album their “best so far.”
One of the album’s standout features is that it brought together an extraordinary array of famous guest performers, including David Gray, Kate Rusby, Imelda May and Andrea Corr. And from the other side of the Atlantic, there are also cameos by Steve Earle, Vince Gill, the SteelDrivers, Rhiannon Giddens, Abigail Washburn and Jamey Johnson.
Now Dervish – celebrating their 30th year in 2019 – have announced that they are taking the album on the road. The Great Irish Songbook Live will be launched at the legendary London Palladium in September with special guests David Gray and Kate Rusby. But that’s just the start, with the band promising that, “The show will also have many surprise guests on stage with us.
The Great Irish Songbook will tour internationally in late 2019/2020 and beyond with more details to be announced later this year)