An Dochas, Gaelic for “The Hope”, captivates audiences of all ages with their lively
interpretation of traditional Irish music. The band members’ individual cultural
and musical backgrounds culminate in a sound that is as dynamic as it is poignant.
With a foundation of authentic instrumentation – Uileann pipes, bodhran, fiddle,
mandolin and guitar – the band blends new and old, elegantly incorporating contemporary
sounds into their diverse repertoire. Moving vocals, rife with loss, longing, energy,
and adventure are layered with familiar and original melodies. Audiences are inspired
as they hear the music of An Dochas and feel the sorrow, the joy, and The Hope.
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