HIGH ENERGY Four Men and A Dog take to the stage in Westport tonight.
The inimitable Four Men and A Dog play Matt Molloy’s Yard Bar tonight (Tuesday), November 5.
Eclectic and vivacious, enthusiastic and infectious, Four Men and A Dog blend traditional Irish music with a wide spectrum of other genres, including rap, Southern rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, polka, country swing, and even salsa.
Four Men and a Dog made their debut performance as a band in ‘Murphy’s Bar’, Dungiven, Co Derry, in 1990 before going on to steal the show at the Belfast Folk Festival later that year, with a high-energy approach that combines furious traditional dance tunes with irreverent new music and unique covers.
Their debut album, ‘Barking Mad’, was named Album of the Year by Folk Roots magazine in 1991 – the first time an Irish group won the prize. They now have seven albums under their collective belts, as well as a loyal, appreciative following around the world.
The band is comprised of Donal Murphy (accordion) from Limerick, Tyrone brothers Cathal Hayden (fiddle and banjo) and Stephen Hayden (fiddle), Derry’s Gino Lupari (bodhrán, bones, vocals) and Kevin Doherty (guitar, vocals) from Donegal.
Doors open at 8pm; tickets (€15 each) available on the door.