About this Event
Dave Bainbridge and Sally Minnear
Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear come to The Lantern Theatre bringing An Evening of Iona music and more.
Award winning multi-instrumentalist Dave Bainbridge joins forces with Lord of The Dance vocalist, instrumentalist Sally Minnear to bring a spellbinding evening of music that will, in equal measure have you jigging in (or out of!) your seat or bring a tear to your eye. A compelling mix of powerful and ethereal vocal songs (including the occasional emotive Gaelic ballad) and instrumental tracks
(jigs,reels,slow airs, and evolving pieces).
Dave and Sally’s first tour, in the UK July 2015 (culminating in an appearance at the Llanelidan Medieval Fayre in September), was great fun and incredibly well received, since then they have continued to gig around the UK.
(Piano, keyboard, electric & acoustic guitars, bouzouki)
Best known for his work with pioneering Celtic folk/rock/ambient band IONA and now his new band Celestial Fire, Dave’s multi-faceted career has led him into many musical genres and work with numerous artists including; Strawbs, Jack Bruce, Troy Donockley (Nightwish), Buddy Guy, Gloria Gaynor, Mae McKenna, Moya Brennan, ‘Snake’ Davis, Paul Jones, Phil Keaggy, Robert Fripp, Nick Beggs, Damian Wilson and many others.
(Vocals, vocal loops, acoustic guitar, drums, percussion, tin whistle, violin)
Sally had a minor hit with the song “For You” aged just 18, before forming the acoustic duo ‘Creatures of Habit’ as a vehicle for her own songs. After completing a music degree, during which time she played fiddle and sang in a popular traditional Irish band, Sally secured the featured vocalist role in Michael Flatley’s hugely successful dance spectacular ‘Lord of the Dance’. Sally toured with the production for several years, before leaving to start a family.