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26th October

The Bothy Band

Sligo Live presents The Bothy Band 26th October 2024 in the Knocknarea Arena at ATU Sligo. Tickets €52.50 + s.c. 

The Bothy Band is one of the most important traditional bands in history and stands out as the most influential and revered of the many ensembles who revolutionised the playing of traditional music in recent generations. They have not played a major live show in more than 40 years.

During their brief five-year history they blazed like a comet across the firmament of Celtic music. Coming together in October of last year to record a documentary   for Irish television, the band members – all legendary figures in Irish music – enjoyed the experience so much that they agreed to perform some long anticipated concerts.

Donal Lunny (bouzouki), Tríona ní Dhomhnaill (keyboards), Matt Molloy (flute),  Paddy Keenan (uilleann pipes, low whistle), Paddy Glackin (fiddle) and Kevin Burke (fiddle) will perform at ATU Sligo’s Knocknarea Arena on October 26th next. They will be joined by Seán Óg Graham on guitar. 

Between 1975 and 1979 the band released four albums, all of which are regarded as classics of their type. They gave incendiary live performances driven by a front line of fiddle, pipes and flute and underpinned by their powerhouse rhythm section, which cemented their reputation as perhaps the most innovative and exciting combinations ever to play traditional music. Founding member, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill died in 2006 and Tommy Peoples, who played fiddle on the band’s first recording, died five years ago.

*Tickets limited to 8 per customer. Tickets non-refundable 

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