Darol Anger & Republic of Strings (USA)

Darol Anger & Republic of Strings (USA)

Tour Dates

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 array of 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) (online booking fees apply) 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 , €35 / €30 / €25 086 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]


- San Francisco Chronicle [on Republic of Strings]