For release: March 12, 2008
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey
The Irish band An Dóchas will perform with the Haran Irish Dancers on Tuesday, March
18, at 7 p.m. in the University of Memphis' Rose Theatre. The free event is open to
An Dóchas, Irish for “The Hope," is a young band with cross-cultural influences, presenting
traditional Irish music fused with the energy of rock and the versatility of world
music. A rhythm section of guitar, bass, and drums supports an array of traditional
instruments, including the Uilleann pipes, whistles, Bodhrán, and fiddle. With a strong
base of instrumental tunes, the band incorporates moving ballads and rowdy, comical
vocals into its sets, and it uses traditional Irish and original music to accompany
explosive Irish step dancing.
An Dóchas has been performing with the Haran Irish Dancers for the past several years.
The Dancers' tours have included stops in Austria and Japan, as well as multiple trips
to the Irish Step Dancing World Championships. Together, An Dóchas and the Haran Irish
Dancers have performed to sold-out audiences throughout the U.S. and Canada. They
have shared the stage with such internationally acclaimed artists as Cherish the Ladies,
Solas, and Chris Thile of Nickle Creek.
The event is sponsored by the Student Activities Council.
For more information, call 901-678-2035.