This exciting band has developed from the redoubtable “Doonan Family Band who have been part of the English folk scene for many years. DFB have a deserved reputation for their imaginative and innovative interpretations of traditional songs and ability to introduce other genres of music and dance to their thoroughly entertaining performances
The Mighty Doonans philosophy remains the same and the inclusion of the new family members has revitalised the band and created a massive musical powerhouse with incredible vocal performances.
The amazing stage show embraces the best of traditional folk (and step dance) whilst wrapping the songs and tunes in a glorious mix of rock /jazz influences that leaves audiences spellbound!
The line up is,
Mick Doonan Ex Hedgehog Pie, The Solicitors Soul Band.
Vocals.Pipes,Flute Piccollo Sax
Phil Murray Ex Hedgehog Pie, Jack the Lad, current Tom McConville Band. Accoustic and Electric Bass
Kevin Doonan Ex Hedgehog Pie
Fiddle and violin
Stu Luckley Ex Trimrigg, Hedgehogs, Bob Fox and Stu Luckley
Ian Fairbairn Ex Jack the Lad, Aitkins Drum, Trimrigg.
Guitars, Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals
Rosie Doonan Rosie Doonan Band and Ben Murray, Peter Gabriel Band
Vocals, Sax, vocals
Jamie Luckley Ex Gallowgate Male Voice Choir
Ben Murray Tarras, Walking with Ghosts, recorded with Seth Lakeman & Imagined Village (Keyboards/accordion/guitar)
Frances Doonan Celtic Caos An Dulra
Saxaphone, Flute, Step dancing.