The Doonan Family Band
The late John Doonan formed the DFB some
30 years ago with sons Mick and Kevin. They quickly established
themselves on the musical circuits playing a full repertoire of Irish
tunes, the majority passed down from Johnís father, who was himself a
Shortly after the band started, John, Michael and Kevin were joined by
Phil and Stu, who added another dimension to the group with their
driving and powerful guitar work.
John then introduced another inspired element to the band in the form of
Irish dancers (now Johnís granddaughters Sarah and Frances), whose
performances include dynamic and formal step dances as well as routines
integrated into song arrangements.
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cleverly uses the wide range of instruments (piccolo, flute, pipes,
fiddle, guitar and acoustic bass guitar) to interpret not only
traditional folk tunes, but other musical genres.
As well as the unique and expert blend of musicianship, the bands secret
weapon is their ability to communicate and engage with any audience
anywhere. Their shows can be unpredictable but are always