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THIS PERFORMANCE TOOK PLACE IN 2009 In their 15-year career, Dervish has remained consistently at the forefront of Irish traditional music, both as recording artists and performers. Bouzouki, mandola, flute, fiddle bodhran and accordion combine with the unique vocals of the entrancing Cathy Jordan to capture the intricate flavours of the Irish tradition. Their recent sets have also included a couple of carefully selected interpretations of modern songs, including Bob Dylan's ‘Boots of Spanish Leather’ and, from the new album, an early Cher hit ‘Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves’. Surprising choices for an Irish band, but given the Dervish treatment and Cathy Jordan's beautifully measured delivery, these songs fit satisfyingly alongside their more traditional material. This is Celtic music at its finest - in Dervish all the elements that make Irish music come together. Exceptional musicianship, breathtaking vocals, high-energy sets of tunes and instantly compelling songs make Dervish as complete a band as are to be found anywhere in the tradition.