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Dervish Singer Cathy Jordan taking the “Emigrant Trail” to Washington D.C. and Fairfax to Launch Ireland’s “Gathering 2013”
Irish Traditional music singing sensation, Cathy Jordan, of the famous Irish band “Dervish” is making a journey to the United States to lend her support of Ireland’s “Gathering 2013.” Ms. Jordan has been invited by Ireland and Fairfax based tour operator “Wild West Irish Tours” to launch the Emigrant Trail Tour at the Irish Embassy in Washington D.C. on December 13th. The Irish Embassy is holding a special reception for Wild West irish Tours and the Fairfax based tour comapny invited the Irish singer to join them for the occasion.
Cathy Jordan is well known in the United States over the years having performed in venues all over the country. She also found the time to make a series of fourteen, hour- long radio shows for broadcast in conjunction with NPR in the US. These programs called ‘Irish Heartbeat with Dervish’, presented by Cathy and with Dervish as the house band, featured special live performances from the cream of Irish talent.
In her statement Cathy Jordan said, “I am delighted and honored to be the guest of honor at the Irish Embassy in Washington, to launch ‘The Gathering 2013 Emigration Trail Tour.’ I will be speaking on behalf of Wild West Irish Tours who have been showing visitors to Ireland the hidden gems in all sorts of unexpected places in the North West, an area of Ireland very close to my heart. I look forward to meeting new friends and inviting them all to share in our beautiful part of the country and all it has to offer. Ireland is having a yearlong party and everyone's invited!"
The “Emigration Trail Tour” was initiated by the Sligo Heritage & Genealogy Centre in Sligotown, Ireland. Adrian Regan, spokesperson for the Heritage Centre said: “Hundreds of thousands have emigrated over the past two centuries to search for a better life. We want to offer visitors a chance to retrace the steps of the Emigrant. Our Emigrant Trail Tour will be will begin with a visit to County Sligo Heritage & Genealogy Centre where through a presentation, participants will get an insight into the famine years and the background to mass emigration. From there Wild West Irish Tours will facilitate the tour and bring our visitors to the people and places knowledgeable and associated with our local history of mass emigration.”
Cathy Jordan will also have a reception at the Auld Shebeen Restaurant and Pub in Fairfax, Virginia on December 12. Contact Michael Waugh at 571-236-9650 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for information to attend the Irish Embassy Launch and or the Auld Shebeen event.