The Black Donnellys
Las Vegas, NV, USA
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
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)
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 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.
Their 2020 documentary, “This is My Home” is currently available on streaming services
including Netflix. It is the story of their touring adventure, “60 Shows, 50 States, 40 Days”