Irish Music’s Finest, from the West of Ireland
Dervish concert performances are a myriad of tones and moods ranging from high energy tunes, played with fluidity and intuitiveness, to beautifully measured songs, from charming lyrics of life and love, to inspiring melodies that lift audiences from their seats. All the elements are drawn together by Cathy Jordan’s masterful stage-presence. Her stories to the songs and interaction with the audience draw people into the music in a way very few performers can achieve. It’s no surprise then that Dervish is more in demand than ever. Their colorful career has taken them to every corner of the globe and has seen them share center stage with such names as James Brown, The Buena Vista Social Club, Oasis, Sting, REM, Beck and many more. Dervish is a band that both celebrates Irish music and has been instrumental in bringing it to a worldwide audience.
Check out Dervish here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mdpci6qDe0&feature=player_embedded
Featuring: sean-nós dancer, Brian Cunningham
About Atlantic Steps and Brian’s Performances:
“In the way that Michael Flatley’s Riverdance popularized Irish step dancing, Atlantic Steps may help spread the excitement about sean-nós.” Karen Campbell, Boston Globe
“Brian Cunningham is the Michael Flatley of sean-nós dance” Tonight with Miriam, RTÉ Television
“Brian Cunningham has flying feet.” Jeff Meade, Irish Philadelphia
For a glimpse of Brian’s dancing go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiT1p9pSoQc
Opening Act: Virginia’s own, award winning, singer songwriter, Schuyler Fisk
Schuyler’s claim to fame are her own many talents. Along with her musical talent she is also an actress who has starred in such films as The Baby Sitter’s Club, Restless and Orange County. Notable TV appearances include One Tree Hill and Law and Order. As a musician she has recorded a demo with Joshua Radin with whom she toured for two years. This duo wrote a song entitled “Paper Weight” which was later used on the soundtrack of The Last Kiss. Her song “I Just Remember Goodbye” was used for the film Gray Matters and “Waking Life” was used for the film Penelope. Schuyler grew up here in Virginia with her wonderful parents and great community supporters, Sissy Spacek and Jack Fisk and her lovely sister, Madison.
For more information about Schuyler and her music go to www.schuylerfisk.com
All proceeds to benefit the work of Virginia Organizing
Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots non-profit organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia. To do this, Virginia Organizing works to raise the voices of those directly affected by policies on health care, immigration, Social Security, payday lending, living wage, affordable housing, LGBT rights, the environment and more. In addition, Virginia Organizing provides assistance to nearly forty other organizations. Virginia Organizing also works on a non-partisan basis to register voters and get out the vote. To learn more about the grassroots efforts of Virginia Organizing, please visit, www.virginia-organizing.org