Darol Anger & Republic of Strings (USA)
|Wed 3 May, 8pm||The Sugar Club, Dublin 2||Book Tickets|
|Thurs 4 May, 7.30pm||The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely||Book Tickets|
|Fri 5 May, 8pm||National Opera House (Jerome Hynes Theatre), Wexford||Book Tickets|
|Sat 6 May, 9pm||Fiddle Fair Marquee, Baltimore||Book Tickets|
|Tues 9 May, 8pm||Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray||Book Tickets|
|Wed 10 May, 8pm||glór, Ennis||Book Tickets|
|Thurs 11 May, 8pm||Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar||Book Tickets|
|Fri 12 May, 9pm||McGrory's Hotel (The Back Room), Culdaff||Book Tickets|
|Sat 13 May, 8pm||Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge||Book Tickets|
With his unique genre-bending blend of bluegrass, jazz, folk and classical styles, Grammy-nominated fiddler Darol Anger is a master of the unexpected, darting from Swedish polkas to Brazilian choro before segueing seamlessly into a soul classic – all delivered with the rollicking abandon of a hootenanny.
Anger developed his signature sound working alongside great improvisers such as Stéphane Grappelli, Martin Hayes, Jerry Douglas and Béla Fleck, and over the past 40 years has produced an arrayof critically-acclaimed albums, including 17 with the legendary Turtle Island String Quartet alone.
For this journey into uncharted musical waters, he is aided and abetted by a trio of nimble-fingered pioneers. Long-time collaborator and 5-time Grand National Fiddle Champion Tristan Clarridge is co-founder of the chamber-grass group The Bee Eaters. Acclaimed multi-instrumentalist John Mailander has performed with such renowned artists as the Alison Brown Quartet, Victor Wooten and Steve Martin, while the riveting vocal sound of Emy Phelps has graced the albums of a long line of folk stalwarts including Patrick Brayer, Chris Darrow, Norma Tanega and Brian Ransom's Ceramic Ensemble.
Darol Anger, 5 string fiddle
Tristan Clarridge, cello, fiddle
Emy Phelps, guitar, voice
John Mailander, octave mandolin, fiddle
|Wed 3 May||The Sugar Club, Dublin 2||8pm , €20 / €15 / €10 (students)||01 6787188||Music Network|
|Thurs 4 May||The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely||7.30pm , €14 / €12||0402 38529|
|Fri 5 May||National Opera House (Jerome Hynes Theatre), Wexford||8pm , €16 / €14||053 9122144|
|Sat 6 May||Fiddle Fair Marquee, Baltimore||9pm||086 3753380||Baltimore Fiddle Fair|
|Tues 9 May||Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray||8pm , €16 / €14||01 2724030|
|Wed 10 May||glór, Ennis||8pm , €18 / €16||065 6843103|
|Thurs 11 May||Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar||8pm , €17 / €14||094 9023733|
|Fri 12 May||McGrory's Hotel (The Back Room), Culdaff||9pm , €15 / €12||074 9379104||MrGrory's of Culdaff|
|Sat 13 May||Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge||8pm , €15 / €12||045 448327|
Republic of Strings: "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear"
Republic of Strings: "While Roving On A Winter's Night"
"Darol Anger is to fiddle what Bela Fleck is to banjo."- Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A cutting edge string quartet…wildly virtuosic"- Los Angeles Times
"On the front edge of progressive acoustic music"- Fiddler Magazine [on Darol Anger]
"Ground-breaking"- San Francisco Chronicle [on Republic of Strings]