Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ricko Donovan- Hammered Dulcimer Virtuoso

Ricko Donovan

Thursday, August 20, 2009


$15+ donation requested

Call 970-243-4958 to reserve your seat, children 12+ welcome.

A virtuoso hammered dulcimer player of folk music from all over the world! Mainly Irish traditional. Ricko has a Nashville trio called Ricko Donovan and The Lost&Found, with Jennifer Halenar on violin and Dave "Move Over" Stover on the big double bass. He is also an accomplished songwriter and guitarist who has lived and performed all over Europe.

“He renders ballads with the greatest sensitivity and the rest with the reckless abandon of a steamrolling train with no brakes…”–The Clare Champion***

"A skillfull master of a unique and beautiful instrument."-Cormac MacConnell, Clare FM Radio Ireland***

Ricko's Devil At My Door won Nashville's Spree Song Contest in the Alt/Country category in 1998. Two Irish releases received critical acclaim in Ireland Belgium and Germany. The Kilmoon Road is a fine folk album of Ricko's songs which featured some great West Clare musicians. It has sold over 2000 copies at shows and in select stores! The Hidden Well, a hammered dulcimer record of Irish tunes garnered regular airplay on Clare FM in Ireland. It has sold over 1000 copies worldwide. Ricko was the featured musician at Gregan's Castle Hotel in the Burren, County Clare from 2003-2005, delighting audiences regularly with his extensive Irish repertoire. Playing regularly alongside such legendary Irish musicians as Christy Barry and Charlie Piggot of De Danaan, he honed his craft at the hammered dulcimer. The result can be heard on The Laughing Silver String, a new CD of traditional Irish music featuring the hammered dulcimer with other traditional instruments. He has busked on the streets of Amsterdam, Munich, Berlin. Madrid, Brussels, Barcelona, Dublin, London, Birmingham, Edinbugh and loves Europe! The Hot Press in Ireland described Ricko's live performance as "a steamroller of a show, he gracefully rendered Irish songs. His own songs were engaging and captivating..." Now a Nashville-based regularly touring artist who has a new release pending for 2009.

Booking: Janes World Entertainment, Phone: 813.263.4807

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