Traditional Irish Music
"Kíla - Following on from their success with Oscar Nominated the Song of the Sea, Kíla have been securing more recognition for their work as film/ tv composers with a much sought after News and Documentary Emmy nomination for their work on Crossing the Line Films production “Ireland’s Secret River”. Originally broadcast on RTE 1 last year as a two part series, under the title of "The Secret of Shannon” the hour long film version was broadcast in the US on PBS as Ireland’s Secret River, gathering much critical acclaim.
Hailed as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. The seven members, all from Dublin, come from different musical backgrounds and share a passion to create great music with an ability to absorb influences from across the globe. With its roots in traditional Irish, it features a strong percussive like singing and gorgeous melodies driven by a serious rhythmical undercurrent. Kíla have created their own distinctive style of world music, which has won over audiences around the world through their nine recordings to date and their spectacular live performances."
Kíla play Whelans on 21st August 2015.
"Scullion - In the summer of 1979 Sonny Condell was sharing a flat in Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin with Greg Boland who had played guitar on the recording of Camouflage, Sonny’s debut solo album on the Mulligan label. They were joined around this time by singer and harmonica player, Philip King who, having decided to quit teaching for a career in music, and had also become their flat mate. Boland had just left Irish band 'Stagalee' and they began doing some informal gigs together. King had also approached Mulligan with the aim of securing a solo album deal but, as the trio's performances were being well received, the idea of combining the approach to Mulligan as a group became an attractive alternative. All that was needed was a collective name. Taking the story back three years to 1976 would find Condell and King playing together with Freddie White (Vocals / Guitar), Mick 'Black Dog' Daly (Vocals / Guitar), Dan Fitzgerald (Drums) and Eamon Doyle (Bass). This band was a fun relief for the members, all of whom were involved in other group and solo projects. King came up with the name 'Scullion' (meaning, a kitchen servant) for this collective and it was decided to use this name for the trio (Sonny Condell, Greg Boland and Philip King) that evolved from these sessions. Source Whelan's PR."
Scullion play Whelan's on 22nd August 2015
For tickets check www.whelanslive.com
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