Four Men & a Dog – Dónal murphy (bosca ceoil), Cathal hayden (veidhlín/bainseó), Gino Lupari (bodhrán), Stephen Hayden (veidhlín), Kevin Doherty (giotár, amhráin)
Ceann dos na grúpaí traidisiúnta is mó cáil agus tóir orthu is ea Four Men & a Dog. Meascann siad ceol traidisiúnta na hÉireann le ceolta agus tionchair fairsing eile chun fuaim ar leith a chruthú. Bunaíodh an grúpa sa bhliain 1990 agus 7 gcinn d’albaim tugtha amach acu. Beidh sár-oíche cheoil anseo.
Four Men & a Dog made a name for themselves with their eclectic and vivacious blend of traditional Irish music with a wide spectrum of other genres, including rap, Southern rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, polka, country swing, and even salsa.
Four Men and a Dog made their debut performance as a band in ‘Murphy’s Bar’, Dungiven, County Derry, in 1990 before going on to steal the show at the Belfast Folk Festival later that year, with a high-energy approach that combines furious traditional dance tunes with irreverant new music and inimitatible covers.
Barking Mad, their debut album from Cross Border Media, bagged an award for Album of the Year from Folk Roots magazine in 1991, marking the first time that an Irish group had ever won the prize. Four Men & a Dog’s music is enthusiastic and infectious.
Four Men and a Dog have recorded 7 albums to date
· Donal Murphy (accordion)
· Cathal Hayden (fiddle / banjo)
· Gino Lupari (bodhran, bones, vocals)
· Kevin Doherty (guitar, vocals)
· Stephen Hayden (fiddle)