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The Black Donnellys

The Black Donnellys


The Black Donnellys is a highly-regarded and Guinness World Record-breaking band from Dublin. Currently based in Las Vegas, The Black Donnellys are resident musicians at Rí Rá Irish Pub at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, located on the infamous Las Vegas Strip. The band consists of award-winning singer/songwriter Dave Rooney, and Guinness World Record-breaking guitarist Dave Browne.

Since arriving in America just under five years ago, The Black Donnellys have established a great fan base throughout the United States with their energetic live performances. They have written/recorded and shared a stage with many great Irish artists including:

Terry Woods (The Pogues)
Ronnie Drew (The Dubliners)
Derek Warfield (Young Wolfe Tones)
George Murphy (The High Kings)
Liam Reilly (Bagatelle)
Christy Dignam (ASLAN)

Members of renowned bands such as Santana, Heart and a host of TV stars and celebrities have been known to join The Black Donnellys on stage at their residency gig in Las Vegas....

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Discovering Pete St. John

Discovering Pete St John… We are working with Roy Buckley on a documentary on the life of Pete St. John and recently had our first production meeting in Las Vegas discussing the life, songs and stories of one of Ireland’s legendary songwriters… We are thrilled to be working with Pete’s sons Kieron and Brian on this project… What an honour it was to play Pete’s guitar, the instrument he wrote so many classics with… songs like The Fields of Athenry, Dublin in the Rare Old Times, The Ferryman, The Mero, Tara Tansey, Jim Larkin, When Margaret Was Eleven, Ringsend Rose, and many more… Check out the version of The Fields of Athenry uploaded to our fanclub page, that’s Pete’s guitar being played! More news soon, it’s all very exciting !!!

Read More 12th May 2023
St. Patrick's Weekend 2023

We’re Delighted to announce we’ll be heading back to Prescott Valley Performing Arts, Arizona for 2 Shows, the afternoon and evening of Saturday 18th March 2023! And we could have some very special guests too! A delightful theatre to perform in.❤️❤️

Read More 14th Sep 2022
Iowa Irish Fest, 5 - 7 August 2022

We're playing twice at the Irish Fest in Waterloo, Iowa this August! Come see us Saturday afternoon (6th August) at 5.15pm on the Trad Stage and 2pm Sunday (7th August) on the Lincoln Savings Bank Stage. More info at www.iowairishfest.com

Read More 21st Jul 2022
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