2016 Headline Performer
Since they started in late 2013, Dallahan have exploded onto the traditional music scene. Their unique arrangements of original music and traditional Irish tunes and songs have secured their presence at such prestigious UK and international events as Milwaukee Irish Festival, Celtic Connections, Edinburgh Fringe, Copenhagen Irish Festival, Orkney Folk Festival, etc. Dallahan met each other through local sessions in Edinburgh and they are established performers of various musical styles from classical and jazz to Balkan and Celtic.
As a band, they have recently received an ‘Emerging Excellence Award’ from Help Musicians UK and they were nominated for ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Up and Coming Band of the Year’ at the 2014 Scots Trad Music Awards.
The members of the band have toured extensively with groups as diverse as Kalman Balogh’s Gypsy Cimbalom Band, Larsa, Fianna, Samling, Tcha Limberger, Riverdance, and they regularly appear at festivals and venues both in the UK and internationally.
As individuals, they have received various awards; Ciaran won the title of ‘All Britain Banjo Champion’ in 2006, Jani won first prize at the ‘1st Hungarian Traditional Music Competition’ and Jack was recently a finalist in the ‘BBC Young Traditional Musician Of The Year Award 2014.’
Dallahan is a breathtaking musical journey delivered by award-winning musicians that is as much fun to listen to as it is to play.
“You will enjoy Dallahan…a tight frontline that celebrates the shape of a melody…much attention to detail and imagination…Badcock knows how to make an impact with his clear articulation, melodious phrasing and astute way of relating a narrative.”
Visit their website at rgmbooking.com/artists/dallahan