Specializing in the "elegant side of the tradition," Deanta (pronounced "Jaunt-a") enchants listeners with harp-driven instrumentals, intricate arrangements, and the sweet, strong voice of All-Ireland champion singer Mary Dillon. Dillon bestows surprising depth and range to her songs, and has cho... more
Deanta (pronounced: Jaunt-a) was formed in the early 1990’s in County Antriam, Northern Ireland.
The original line-up featured Katie O’Brien, who played fiddle and viola, and her brother, Eoghan, who played guitar and harp. Paul Mullan (flute, whistles), Clodagh Warnock (bouzouki, fiddle, bodhran, percussion) and Mary Dillon (vocals, synthesizer, guitar, harp) rounded out the group although Deidre Havlin later replaced Mullan and Rosie Mulholland (keyboards, fiddle) had been added.