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The variety of Celtic tradition meets the power of rockThe quintet An Cat Dubh (Gaelic: the black cat) from Darmstadt brings the joy of the Irish pubs, the strength and melancholy of the sailors and the romanticism of the Celtic ballads onto the stage. Since their founding in 1992, the band has played overall around 500 live concerts inland and abroad an released eigth recordings. With their own interpretation of classics from the traditional Irish and Scottish folk music, they give the songs a new, modern garment without denying their origins. Under the musical banner Celtic Folk Rock, An Cat Dubh thereby create a program bursting with joy of playing. Drums, guitars and bass increase the musical pulse and the instruments bodhrán, flute, mandolin and also clarinet and accordion complete the sound. The band convinces with numerous a capella pieces and perfectly arranged own compositions which invite you to dance. Their musical quality also grows out of creative openness and the view over the genre boundaries, at the same time diversity determines the repertoire of the passionate Celtic Folk rockers. While in one moment the drama of the tales of love, longing, war and peace whips through the music, in the next beats, they dedicate themselves to the everyday pleasures like boozy drinking sessions in the haze of whiskey and beer. A key feature of An Cat Dubh is the rough and powerful voice of singer Daniel Zimbrich which can radiate maritime wildness in shanties and in the next moment can present a soulful ballad.In their stage show next to all the professionalism there is plenty of room for humor and so the audience is animated with a mischievous twinkle in the eye and sassy sayings. With their versatile Celtic Folk Rock and the unbeatable entertainer skills on stage, An Cat Dubh make their concerts an experience where the kilts swing ecstatically to rocking riffs or gently sway to Celtic ballads!*****



drums, vocals


keyboard, accordeon, flutes, guitar, deger-pipe, vocals




guitars, mandoline, vocals


vocals, bodhrán


The dark side of folk….

…wishes You a folking rocking brand new 2016. Don’t exaggerate alcoholwise – An Cat Dubh shows start early this year. Jan, 9th we’re at the halbNeun in Darmstadt. Keep getting You informed via Facebook Twitter Bandsintown or Songkick subscribe for the newsletter again – all the best for the new year.


Here’s to You

One last grief look on 2015….


Getting ready for the games

While the contestants prepare themselves with balms and meditation, we are getting ready as well! Cleanliness is next to godliness See ya tommorrow at the banks of the main – eightish




Pictures - The Cat in action


moving pictures - The Cat in action


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