Dervish to kick off 2009 Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series Feb. 25

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Dervish to kick off 2009 Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series Feb. 25

January 16, 2009

DervishDervish, a high-energy Irish folklore group from Sligo in Northwest Ireland, will perform in Herod Hall Auditorium at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m.

Dervish concert performances are a myriad of tones and moods ranging from high-energy tunes, played with fluidity and intuitiveness, to beautifully measured songs, from charming lyrics of life and love, to inspiring melodies that lift audiences from their seats.

Their colorful career has taken them around the globe. Dervish has shared center stage with such names as James Brown, The Buena Vista Social Club, Oasis, Sting, REM, Beck and many more.

Currently, Dervish performs with Cathy Jordan, vocals; Tom Morrow, fiddle; Shane Mitchell, accordion; Liam Kelly, flute and low whistle; Michael Holmes, bouzouki; and Brian McDonagh, mandola and mandolin.

Tickets can be purchased at Holder Drug, Schuhmacher’s, the Alva Chamber of Commerce and the NWOSU Bookstore or by calling (580) 327-8692. Adult season tickets are $30 (a $40 value) and student season tickets are $15 (a $20 value). Tickets to individual performances will be sold on an “as available” basis at $10 for adults and $5 for students.

For more information regarding the Concert Series, contact Dr. Stephen Kingsbury, concert series chairman and associate professor of music, at (580) 327-8692 or via email at

The Northwest Oklahoma Concert Series is made possible with the assistance of the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for Fine Arts, the Share Trust of Alva and the generous support of patrons and contributors.