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  • The Drovers

    This show was on Mar 8th, 2014 | 20 people watched
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    • Mar 8
      Other than the technical failure, it was awesome! I can't wait to hear a recording of what I saw. Too bad they didn't schedule a few shows this week for the Irish holiday. The fans loved it!!!
    • Mar 8
      Write your review here…Sorry to say the video and especially the audio were garbled, and hard to make out. I think there were definite problems with the recording equipment.
    • Mar 13
      Due to issues with the venue, the feed was horrible, however I could tell The Drovers sounded great. The fiddle and guitar came through at times and really gave one a taste of what, sadly, we were missing. I hope to catch them again with better circumstances...
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The Drovers are reprising their cathartic 2012 reunion show for one special night, Friday March 7th, 2014. Fans in Chicago will get another chance to see the Drovers play live at the Abbey Pub. But this time, so will the rest of the world as the show will be live streamed across the internet via Concert Window. Show will begin at 10:00 CST.


In the weeks leading up to the... more

The Drovers are reprising their cathartic 2012 reunion show for one special night, Friday March 7th, 2014. Fans in Chicago will get another chance to see the Drovers play live at the Abbey Pub. But this time, so will the rest of the world as the show will be live streamed across the internet via Concert Window. Show will begin at 10:00 CST.


In the weeks leading up to the Abbey show the group plans a series of online social media events, including a number of smaller solo and intragroup performances. Announcements about these performances - and other surprises - will be publicized on the group’s Facebook page. “We have fans all over the world – in Russia, Iran, Germany – and we want them to see us play for the first time,” Callahan says.


Even though the Drovers are coming back for yet another St. Pat’s show so soon after their reunion show, they caution that the show is not likely to become an annual event. “For one thing, Dave lives in Sweden,” says Kathleen Keane, who not only sings for the Drovers, but plays the fiddle, whistle, flue and accordion – and even Irish step dances onstage and off.

The band is comprised of guitarist Mike Kirkpatrick, drummer Jackie Moran and fiddler Chris Bain, in addition to Callahan and Keane, With four Irish traditional musicians at its core, the Drovers made their mark on the national music scene in the 1990s by blending rock and Irish music to stunning effect. The seminal 1991 release, World of Monsters, was followed by two major feature film appearances (Backdraft and Blink), the latter of which featured Drovers’ showstoppers, "The Boys and the Babies" and "When Fortune Turns Her Wheel."


After Keane’s departure in 1991, the band went on to release two more releases. Their droning psychedelic masterpiece, "She’s As Pretty As Brian Jones Was", was featured alongside the folky favorite, "Thanks for the Ring", on the 1993 Kill Mice Elf EP. Two years later, they teamed up with Steve Albini to produce the full-length Little High Sky Show, a sweeping collection of Celtic psychedelia that showcased the breadth of the band’s craft – from the jaw-dropping 20-minute suite, "The Bag", to concise folk pop nuggets like "If You Cry Elizabeta.


Last year, the group released its first new music in 10 years, the aptly named Archives. Archives featured demos, live cuts and more. All four releases are now available at iTunes, Amazon & all reputable online outlets.

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