Liam Kelly is widely known for being a member of one of the top traditional Irish groups in the world, ‘Dervish.’ Originally from Temple Street, Sligo he has been living in Dromahair for years and the county has adopted him as one of our own! Liam is a founding member of Dervish and has played worldwide with the band.
Philip Duffy who plays the fiddle is from Tubbercurry, is a member of ‘The Dartry Ceili Band’.
The album is called ‘Sets in Stone’ and features a strong Sligo styled theme throughout. It includes an unearthing of old tunes that would have been commonly played in South Sligo in the early to mid 20th century.
However in addition to the re-recording of some of the great material used by Coleman, Killoran & Morrison in the 1920’s & 1930’s there is also room for some of the more contemporary compositions of the likes of Mike McGoldrick from Manchester and John McEvoy from Birmingham.
Both are joined on this album by two of the most experienced backing musicians on the scene today, Shane McGowan from Mullinabreena, on guitar and John Joe Kelly (of Flook) now also living in Sligo, on Bodhrán.