Four Men and A Dog: Cathal Hayden (fiddle, banjo); Donal Murphy (accordion); Gino Lupari (bodhran, vocals);
Kevin Doherty (guitar & vocals); Stephen Hayden (fiddle)
Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival are delighted to present one of Ireland's finest Traditional Music Group's Four Men & A Dog to headline our 2016 Festival. The group previously headlined the 2014 Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival, and we are delighted to welcome them back to Ballydehob by popular demand for our tenth anniversary of the festival.
Four Men & a Dog made a name for themselves in the 90's 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. 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. During live shows it is also spontaneous and energetic.
Four Men and a Dog have recorded 6 albums to date and plan the launch their brand new studio album at the 2016 Ballydehob Traditional Music Festival
• Barking Mad (1991)
• Shifting Gravel (1993)
• Doctor A's Secret Remedies (1995)
• Long Roads (1996)
• Maybe Tonight (2003)
• Wallop the Spot (2007)