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A World of Music Series

Date & Price

Friday, March 4, 2022 at 8:00 pm

Exhibition Hall 

Reserved Seating: $40

Gardens Preferred, Gardens Premium Members, and Innovators: $34*

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Ticket includes all-day Gardens Admission

Ticketholders are required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result (within 48 hours of show date), and wear a mask in the venue and through the duration of the performance. Please bring documentation with you.

Masks are not required throughout the Gardens, only in the performance venue.

About this Performance

Renowned for their live performances, Dervish has been one of the biggest names in traditional Irish music for more than 30 years. Made up of some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians, the band matches dazzling sets of tunes with stunning interpretations of traditional songs, with 13 albums to date.

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More about Dervish

Playing festivals from Rock in Rio to Glastonbury, touring with the Irish President, and striking up tunes on the Great Wall of China, Dervish has brought Irish tradional music to the world for more than three decades. The Dervish lineup is well established and includes some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians: Shane Mitchell (accordion), Liam Kelly (flute/whistle), Brian McDonagh (mandola/mandolin), Michael Holmes (bouzouki), Tom Morrow (fiddle), and Cathy Jordan (singer/bodhran).

All six members of Dervish are steeped in the musical traditions of counties Sligo and Leitrim in northwest Ireland. It’s an area that matches Atlantic coastline with storied mountains and rural landscapes. It has inspired a host of musicians, artists, and writers, including the Nobel Prize-winning poet W. B. Yeats. 

They are regular visitors to the US, and their fan base stretches across several continents. They were the first Irish band to play the world’s biggest music festival, Rock in Rio, performing to an estimated 250,000 people. In 2019 Dervish received a prestigious lifetime achievement award from the BBC, a fitting tribute to the band after more than 30 years of recording and performing all over the world.

Dervish marries technical brilliance with a rare sensibility, born of an understanding of the music and many years of playing together. The Irish Times said their “integrity makes the group a formidable heir to the throne abandoned by The Bothy Band, if not a serious contender for The Chieftains’ international space.” The News Journal (Delaware) described Dervish as: “The most compelling, most soulful Irish traditional folk band playing today.”

Find out more on their website.

*Gardens Preferred, Gardens Premium Members, and Innovators receive access to the Pre-sale. If you are eligible, you have received a discount code and Pre-sale access code via direct mail or email from Longwood Gardens.


Beginning January 23, masks and proof of vaccination (government issued card, a photocopy or photograph of the government issued card, or a vaccine verification app) or a negative COVID-19 test result (within 48 hours of the show date) are required for all indoor performance ticketholders. Ensure you bring the required documentation with you as we will not make any exceptions. After we scan your concert ticket, we will check your vaccination card or negative test result and issue your event wristband allowing you admittance to the venue. Masks are not required throughout the Gardens, only in the concert venue and for the duration of the performance. Please be sure to share this information with all members of your party.

We thank you for your understanding, cooperation, and patience as we all continue to navigate the fluctuations of COVID-19. We look forward to seeing you in the Gardens soon.

Please note, per Pennsylvania’s lifting of pandemic restrictions, indoor concerts will be at full capacity and social distancing will not be in place.

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Purchase a bundle of 3, 4, or 5 concerts and save 20%. This discount can be applied when tickets are purchased directly through our Pick 3, Pick 4, or Pick 5 bundles.

Please note: This discount cannot be combined with any other promo code or Member / Innovator discount.