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Fiddle with Dezi Donnelly
Thursday 14 July, 2016 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm| £15.00
Dezi Donnelly is a Manchester based Fiddle player. One of the founder members of the legendary Celtic Rock Band ‘Toss the Feathers’, he is often seen collaborating with the likes of Sharon Shannon and Mike McGoldrick.
As an interpreter of traditional music, Dezi Donnelly stands apart from others of his generation. Despite his young age his playing bears all the hallmarks of someone who has grown naturally with the music.
Having played the fiddle since the age of 7, Dezi was All-Britain fiddle champion by the age of 9. Amazingly, by the age of 15, he had won the All-Ireland championship an astounding 5 times.
Dezi joined Stockton’s Wing in May 1999 and by July he had released his debut solo album, “Familiar Footsteps”, the latter recognised as one of the greatest traditional fiddle albums recorded.
He is also a regular contributor to BBC flagship programme ‘Transatlantic Sessions’, performing alongside Jerry Douglas, Ali Bain, Phil Cunningham, Dónal Lunny and James Taylor.