|Sunday 13 May 2018 @ 02:00pm : -
World class Irish Traditional/Folk band, D'Bize have enough individual experience at home and around the world to ensure they'll go down well anywhere. From intricate melodies to stomping four to the floor, D'Bize are versatile with a very dynamic set list, range of songs, both new and old from the Folk/ Trad idiom.
Yvonne Bolton, (Carlow) Neil Fitzgibbon (Athlone) and Paddy Morgan (Derry) are well steeped in Irish tune playing tradition, while a touch of Flamenco and US old-time are present at times in D’Bize tincture of tuneage. This includes newly composed tunes, traditional and some penned by the band themselves.
Touring Somerset in 2014 saw Glastonbury slots at the revered Underground Piano Bar, opening the popular bandstand stage amongst many other stages on their first tour as a band. Closer to home Soma festival Co Down, Clifden Arts Festival, Micho Russel among others featured in D'Bize First year.
Whilst gigging/recording at home in 2015, plus a China tour in March (Féile shanghai, Shanghai Theatre, Senheiser Theatre, Radio &Tv; appearances) proved D'Bize as a viable export, playing in arts and culture crossovers.
Back in Ireland D'Bize featured on the bill for Vantastival, Townlands Carnival, Ballygar Carnival, Earagail Festival (Donegal), Knockanstockan, Electric Picnic.....Oct saw D'Bize team up with revered musician and producer, Donogh Hennessy (Sharon Shanon, Lunasa) to record their official debut for summer 2016.
"Outstanding" ~ Mary Mcaleese
"Inspires it's audience with music from Europe's Celtic fringes all the way to the Appalachian mountains." ~ Folkworld
"A delightful dexterity of play ... keeps you on your listening toes." ~ Irish Music Magazine
"It's that indefinable thing that some have that makes them extra special" ~ Charlie McGettingan