Four Men and a Dog


  • country:
    Ireland
  • style(s):
    • Folk
    • Irish
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Four Men and A Dog made a name for themselves with their eclectic and vivacious blend of 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, County 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 irreverant new music and inimitatible covers. Barking Mad, their debut album from Cross Border Media, snagged an award for Album of the Year from Folk Roots magazine in 1991, marking the first time that an Irish group had ever won the prize. Four Men & a Dog's music is enthusiastic and infectious. From then on, the band went from strength to strength, loved for the spontaneity of their live shows. The band's line-up consists of: percussionist Gino Lupari, accordionist Donal Murphy, banjoist Gerry O'Connor, fiddler Cathal Hayden, and, Kevin Doherty as lead singer. "Once again, "The Dogs" are off the leash and still out there with the very best. What's more, they're getting better." Tony McAnley, BBC, Northern Ireland

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