Dan McCabe LIVE in the Great National Hotel Ballina - Visit North Mayo

Dan McCabe LIVE in the Great National Hotel Ballina

Coming from a long lineage of folk musicians Dan McCabe started out his career in live music at an early age. Dan would go from strength to strength in this side of the industry and music soon became his full time job. 

Due to the Covid-19 lockdown and lack of opportunity for live music performances, Dan turned his focus to posting videos on social media platforms merely as a bit of fun and to escape the hardship and gloom of the pandemic. Little did he know that these recordings would be viewed over 12 million times online and would catch the attention of Senior producers at RTÉ. 

During the summer of 2020, Dan featured on RTÉ’s ‘The Sunday Game’ performing a version of Luke Kelly’s ‘Song for Ireland‘ as a tribute to healthcare workers battling the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The highlight of Dan’s career came on New Years Eve 2020 when he was invited to Áras an Uachtaráin by request of President Michael D. Higgins. Dan performed ‘The Parting Glass’ after the Presidential New Years speech as a tribute to all the people who have sadly passed away from Covid-19. 

Dan went on to release his debut Album “Dan McCabe – Songs for Ireland (The Lockdown laments)” which features songs that Dan posted online during the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020.

Dan will be LIVE in the Great National Hotel Ballina on February 11th

Great National Hotel Ballina