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Dartry Céilí Band
The Dartry Céilí Band, from County Sligo, released their first recording ‘The Killavil Post’. In The Dartry Céilí Band from Sligo has recently completed the recording of their second album “Making Tracks” which is due for general release this summer.

The band was originally formed in 2007 and they won the All Ireland Senior Céilí Band competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Tullamore in 2009.

In 2010 they recorded their first album “The Kilavil Post” which received excellent reviews not only in Ireland but also in the UK and in the United States. It strongly reflected their Sligo roots and included a variety of trad selections including songs from their extremely talented singers Cian Kearins and Noelle Carroll.

The Dartry has appeared on many broadcasts in recent years including RTE’s LATE LATE SHOW with Ryan Tubridy, (including becoming the first performers ever outside the house band to play the LATE LATE theme music), TV3’s Morning Ireland, TG4’s Geantraí Christmas Night Special performing with such legends as Paul Brady, Matt Molloy, Liam O’Flynn, Arty McGlynn and others. They have also had a full Céilí House programme on RTE Radio 1 dedicated to their music. Last summer they were invited by The President Michael D. Higgins to perform for him and his family at Áras an Uachtaráin where they performed with the acclaimed Eleanor Shanley and I Draw Slow. As well as playing concerts and céilís in Ireland & the UK The Dartry were also invited to travel to perform in the United States in 2012 where they received a terrific response.

This year the Dartry have been very busy playing to their biggest audience yet when they provided the music for the St. Patrick’s weekend Céilí Mór in St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin where they played to a crowd of 10,000 revellers. They have also been working extremely hard in the latter part of 2013 and early 2014 to prepare the material and arrangements for the new album “Making Tracks” due for release this summer.

Band Members
Fiddles: Philip Duffy, Declan Folan, John Kilkenny, Mossie Martin
Flutes: Noelle Carroll, June McCormack, Cian Kearins
Accordion: Seán Carroll
Concertina: Michael Rooney
Drums: Damien McGuinness
Piano: Kevin Brehony

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