Dervish bring The Great Irish Songbook to The London Palladium. Joined by special guests David Gray, Kate Rusby, Imelda May, Abigail Washburn and Brendan Gleeson.
As one of the world’s most renowned and imaginative interpreters of Irish folk music, Dervish have devoted the last three decades to gently reinventing the traditional songs of their homeland. On their debut release for Rounder Records, The Great Irish Songbook, the Sligo-based band join up with over a dozen luminaries across an eclectic range of genres. The album features guests Steve Earle, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Brendan Gleeson, David Gray, Kate Rusby, The Steel Drivers, Abigail Washburn, and others, The Great Irish Songbook both preserves the spirit of each song and brings a new vitality to iconic traditional songs of their homeland.
Through the years, Dervish have toured the globe and shared stages with the likes of James Brown, Neil Young, and Sting, becoming the first Irish band ever to play Rock in Rio (the world’s most massive music festival), and steadily making their name as one of the foremost purveyors of Irish folk music.
As they approach their 30th anniversary, Dervish build on the dynamic they’ve brought to their 13 previous albums and dazzling live performances: a kinetic union of technical brilliance and undeniable soul, endlessly fortified by their immense creativity.
Access description: From entrance foyer to Stalls: Up 3 steps, down 12 steps. Down ramped corridor to auditorium. To Royal Circle: Up 26 steps to auditorium, then down steps towards front row (potentially 20 steps). To Upper Circle: 47 steps to bar, further steps depending on seat location.
Sound Amplification: Infra-red system with 30 headsets. Induction loop at box office.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs allowed into the auditorium in aisle seats and boxes only. Staff available to dog-sit.
Disabled Access: Press intercom on box office door for ramped. Alternative entrance off Ramillies Place, at the back of the theatre – please notify the Palladium host in advance. No steps to back of Stalls, although the auditorium is on a fairly steep rake. 4 spaces for wheelchair users at L46, O48, Q48 and S49. Companions can sit in same row. Transfer seating available to aisle seats. Chairlift from Box Office to Stalls available.
Toilets: 15 steps up from the foyer to the women’s and men’s, or 12 steps down from the main entrance to Stalls toilets.
Disabled Toilets: Adapted WC on the right inside Ramillies Place entrance, near rear of Stalls.
Limited Mobility: Access guides, large print programmes, braille cast lists, talking programmes and touch tours. Please speak to customer services.