TRAD RISING featuring Lynched and more
Featuring Lynched, Twin Headed Wolf, Skippers Alley, Ye Vagabonds, Landless, Danny Diamond and Slow Moving Clouds
Continuing on from the intimate show in ITMA earlier in the evening MusicTown is proud to present Trad Rising, a celebration of the recent resurgence in traditional Irish music’s popularity both at home and abroad. In an event aimed at capturing the imagination of our country’s youth, Trad Rising seeks to encourage the younger generation to continue on our musical heritage by showcasing some of the best new folk/traditional bands our country has to offer. Expect to see immensely talented performers such as Lynched, Twin Headed Wolf, Skippers Alley, Ye Vagabonds, Landless, Danny Diamond and Slow Moving Clouds.
These self-styled trad-punk miscreants are the true voice of Dublin’s streets. Lynched is a group that’s going places. They’ve stolen the show everywhere they’ve played: at live performances on Later With Jools Holland to dingy, dive bars with an audience of four people and a dog. These alternative folk trailblazers are breathing new life into the Irish traditional music scene with their fusion of contemporary and classic styles. With an impressive repertoire spanning Dublin music-hall diddies and ballads from the traveller tradition, Lynched provide their own unique flare by adding neo-psychedelia, old-school bluegrass and rock flavours for good measure.
Ye Vagabonds consist of brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn. Being from a long standing tradition of Irish street performing families, Ye vagabonds have managed to garner a huge level of interest from fellow artists before recording a single song. Originally hailing from Carlow, the duo has since moved to Dublin where they became familiar faces on the Irish music scene. Ye vagabonds have captured the hearts of audiences and their musical peers both at home and abroad. Whilst Ye Vagabonds have hit the big stages at Electric Picnic, the pairing still make time to host weekly folk sessions in the humble setting of Walsh’s pub.
Skipper’s Alley are a 7-piece band whose dynamic take on traditional Irish music has garnered wide critical praise and featured on some of the most diverse stages on the music scene.
With a sound described as “from unaccompanied song through to full Chieftains frenzy” (Folk World), the Dublin-based group interpret traditional Irish folk music on Uilleann Pipes, Harp, Fiddle, Whistles, Bodhrán, Banjo and more, taking influence from such early bands as Planxty, The Bothy Band and The Chieftains.
The Late Late Show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGuwC9rmyJo
“Buachaillín Deas Óg Mé” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhkMdaVxubA
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SkippersAlleyBand
Twitter – @SkippersAlley
SoundCloud – https://soundcloud.com/skippers-alley
Twin Headed Wolf
Praised as Glastonbury’s “most special festival find” by Spectator magazine, Twin Headed Wolf are making a name for themselves in the music industry. Their eccentric, folklore informed shows have earned them a global cult following. They tread a narrow track between the beautiful, terrifying and ridiculous with their use of various miscellaneous household objects as instruments alongside their ethereal harmonies; this is the make-up of the exquisite yet haunting creature that is Twin Headed Wolf.
Dublin based fiddle player Danny Diamond is renowned for creating a unique sound-world, rooted in the rich heritage of Irish tradition. His incorporations of wider influences from Nordic and American folk to baroque music and electronica make for an unmissable show. Danny plays with multiple outfits such as contemporary Nordic/Irish group Slow Moving Clouds and the Irish traditional band Mórga. His 2014 debut solo album, Fiddle Music, was widely acclaimed as one of the top Irish traditional releases of the year.
Slow Moving Clouds
Slow Moving Clouds are an unprecedented acoustic group from Dublin. Their combination of Nordic and Irish traditional music with experimental influences creates a truly unexampled sound. On their 2016 debut album Os, Slow Moving Clouds blend traditional and contemporary melodies, evocative Nordic vocals, and layered string soundscapes of cello, violin and nyckelharpa. The lush and darkly atmospheric results have drawn comparisons to Icelandic legends Sigur Ros and Irish super-group The Gloaming.
The unaccompanied four-piece harmony group Landless consists of Lily Power, Meabh Meir, Ruth Clinton and Sinead Lynch. Based between Belfast and Dublin, these Irish vocalists are celebrated for their ability to utterly captivate audiences with their celestial soundscapes. Their repertoire features traditional songs both well known and unusual, as well as shape-note hymns, emigration songs and folk ballads. Landless have performed at singing sessions and folk clubs in Ireland and beyond, and supported contemporary acts such as Alasdair Roberts, Richard Dawson, Nathan Salsburg and Lisa O’Neill.