Dan McCabe – Balladeer Extraordinaire
Coming from a long lineage of folk musicians Dan McCabe commenced his career in music at an early age. Dan would eventually go from strength to strength in this genre of the industry and consequently it became his full time occupation.
Due to the Covid 19 lockdown and the lack of opportunity to benefit from ‘Live Music’ performances Dan turned his focus to posting self made videos of his music on social media platforms, merely as a pastime and an escape from the hardship and gloom of the pandemic. Completely unexpectedly these recordings would be viewed over 12 million times online and as a consequence it also caught the attention of senior producers at RTE. Dan was invited to Aras an Uachtarain by President Michael D Higgins and performed ‘The Parting Glass’ to the delight of the president.
During the Summer of 2020 Dan featured on the Sunday Game on RTE TV and performed a version of Luke Kelly’s ‘Song for Ireland’ as a tribute to healthcare workers battling the Covid 19 pandemic. This segment went viral and acted as a real catalyst with Dan gaining a huge online audience and leading the way for various TV appearances.
Live Concert performances will follow throughout the 32 counties of Ireland at the appropriate time. Watch this space for full details.
Sat 20th Headfort Arms, Kells
Sun 21st Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge
Fri 26th The Devenish Complex, Belfast
Sat 27th Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan.
Fri 2nd Millenium Forum, Derry
Sat 3rd Woodfod Dolmen Hotel, Carlow
Thurs 8th Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy
Fri 9th Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone
Sat 10th Treacey’s West County Hotel, Ennis
Thurs 15th Vicar St, Dublin
Fri 16th Mt Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny
Sat 17th Racket Hall Hotel, Roscrea
Fri 23rd Rhu Glenn Hotel, Waterford
Sat 24th Shearwater Hotel, Ballinsloe
Sun 25th Midlands Park, Portlaoise
Thurs 29th Sligo Park Hotel, Sligo
Sat 2nd INEC Killarney
Sun 3rd Maritime Hotel, Bantry
Thurs 7th Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick
Fri 8th Hotel Kilmore, Cavan
Sat 9th Arklow Bay Hotel, Arklow
Sun 10th Talbot Hotel, Clonmel
Fri 15th Westgrove Hotel, Clane
Sat 16th TLT Theatre, Drogheda
Fri 22nd Great National Hotel, Ballina
Sat 30th Millennium Forum, Derry
Sat 13th Armagh City Hotel, Armagh
Fri 19th Loughrea Hotel and Spa, Loughrea
Sat 20th Haven Hotel, Dunmore East
Sat 27th County Arms, Birr