Michael McGoldrick & Dezi Donnelly Biography

Michael McGoldrick & Dezi Donnelly

The musicians who have been firm friends since they were 8 and 9 years old and who, in their early twenties, were band mates in Toss the Feathers have both had illustrious musical careers. Both members of the highly acclaimed BBC Transatlantic Sessions, Mike has recorded and played with Flook, Lunasa, Bob Dylan, the Mark Knopler Band, Capercaillie and his trio John Doyle and John McCusker. Dezi with Stockton’s Wing, Sharon Shannon and Tridavarious.

A desire to produce music in its most traditional sense using only fiddle, flute and Uillean Pipes saw them release Dog in the Fog in July of this year. Collecting traditional tunes from multiple sources, the album also contains some self- penned gems and is a testament to the playing and performing skills of the duo.

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“Years ago, Mike McGoldrick gave me a tape of himself on flute and Dezi Donnelly on fiddle, both kids at the time, playing great tunes together. Today, many years after, they have made The Dog in the Fog, flute and fiddle again, now played by two grown-up wizards! Bravo les gars!” Jean-Michel Veillon