Traditional Irish Music
Don't miss this exciting night of traditional music in the beautiful and atmospheric setting of St Mary's Church Howth. Featuring some of Dublin's best young traditional musicians, this is also your last chance to catch Lynched and Skipper's Alley before they depart for sunnier shores.
Admission 10e waged / 7e unwaged (a donation from the proceeds will be made to St Mary's roof fund)
8.30pm Saturday 1st March.
SKIPPER'S ALLEY are a 7-piece traditional Irish music band. Winners of the prestigious 2013 Loïc Raison trophy at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient, they recently released their debut EP to wide acclaim.
John Flynn - Vocals, Guitar, Flute
Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin - Vocals, Flute, Concertina
Cathal Caulfield - Fiddle, Viola
Paddy Cummins - Banjo, Mandola
Fionnán Mac Gabhann - Uilleann Pipes, Tin Whistle
Eilís Lavelle - Harp
Dara Yeates - Bodhrán and Bouzouki
LYNCHED have been performing for over a decade now, beginning with their self penned folk-punk numbers, and gradually becoming drawn towards the singing tradition of their native city. Seeking to give expression and dignity to Dublin city’s peculiar and unique culture through the medium of the traditional folk song, they accompany their ‘raucous Dublinese twang’ with an array of traditional Irish instruments. Their music wraps itself around the full spectrum of the folk idiom - everything from anti-war sing-alongs, to children’s street songs, to versions of the classic 'big' ballads from the Traveller singing tradition, as well as their own original material. Coming from a background where singing of some shape or form takes place at almost every family meeting, they have played and sung all over the world to audiences as diverse as the revolutionary Zapatistas in Mexico to yuppie shoppers in Melbourne to wobbed out mashbags in Germany. The group has recently expanded to include multi instrumentalists and singers Cormac MacDiarmada and Radie Peat, both of whom are accomplished traditional Irish musicians but whose musical tastes go as far as stoner rock and techno, as well as American folk and old timey music. In 2013 the group received an Arts Council Deis grant to record an album which is due for an early 2014 release.
LANDLESS are Meabh Meir (Belfast), Lily Power (London), Ruth Clinton (Dublin) and Sinead Lynch (Cavan). Formed in 2013, they sing unique arrangements of traditional songs in unaccompanied 4-part harmony. Recent appearances include Conflux Festival in Limerick and support for Richard Dawson in the Cobblestone, Dublin.
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