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ABOUT THE BAND

ABOUT 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)
  • THE DUBLINERS
  • 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.


AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Dave Browne currently holds the Guinness World Record for marathon guitar playing, knocking out songs and tunes for over 114 hours straight at Dublin's famous Temple Bar.


In 2012, Dave Rooney was voted best Irish Singer/Songwriter of the year by NYCS Radio Irish. Dave was co-writer of the the critically acclaimed theatre production Cobblestone Sam and author of the original 17-song soundtrack.
 

Dave has just finished writing the screenplay for the much anticipated feature film ‘THE MILLIONAIRE’, and has also written all music for the soundtrack, due for release in 2020.
 

The band also penned the theme song for UFC 202 return fight between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz (Notorious).

UPCOMING SHOWS

The Black Donnellys have upcoming performances scheduled in Las Vegas and California.

LATEST UPDATES

The Black Donnellys recently sat down with 5 on the Fifth. Check out the interview below!

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