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The Hawk's Well Theatre were delighted to celebrate the musical career of this incomparable traditional singer

August 2015

Recognised as one of the finest traditional singers in Ireland today, Cathy Jordan gathered together some of her closest musical friends for a wonderful celebration of traditional Irish music and song. A longstanding member of Dervish, the band played a central role in this celebratory concert. Cathy was also joined by several other groups and musical collaborators from her illustrious career, including The Unwanted, The New Road, The Henry Girls, Brendan Graham, Seamus Begley, John Doyle and Kieran Quinn, among others.

Co-oincidently, the all-Ireland Fleadh was taking place in Sligo at the time of this event with Cathy herself co-presenting for TG4's 'Fleadh TV'' making this a fantastic time to celebrate Cathy's career!

Born in Scramogue, County Roscommon, the youngest of seven children, Cathy's love for traditional singing and music in general was instilled at a young age and music and song was abundant in her house as she grew up. Her parents were both singers as were her siblings and Cathy herself had a repertoire at the age of three. In 1991 Cathy joined Sligo-based traditional group Dervish, beginning a musical journey which has now spanned over two decades. During that time Cathy has been the front woman and bodhran player with the group and has led them through thousands of concerts in hundreds of cities in nearly forty countries. Some of the more memorable of these concerts were playing at the Great Wall of China, the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem and at the biggest rock music festival in the world, 'Rock in Rio', to over 250,000 people.