Dave Munnelly Band

Following on from previous year’s standing ovation we are delighted to welcome this band back to our festival. Calling David Munnelly a box player is – like calling Muhammad Ali a boxer – true but reductive. Of course, as someone who grew up playing traditional music, he plays Irish dance tunes in the style of a box player, and he plays them with a flare and level of mastery you’d expect from someone as talented and dedicated to the music as he is. He has played with legendary Irish bands De Dannan and The Chieftains, and for 15 years fronted The David Munnelly Band. Shane mc Gowan (Guitar) comes comes from a musical family, giving his first public performance at the age of 5.