SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER - 8:00 PM
Ian Lynch uilleann pipes, vocals
Daragh Lynch guitar, vocals
Cormac Mac Diarmada fiddle, vocals
Radie Peat concertina, accordion, vocals
As punk in attitude as they are traditional in sound, Lankum are one of the most talked about bands to come out of Ireland in decades. Nominated for ‘Best Group’, ‘Best Album’ & ‘Horizon Award’ at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016, they combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material.
The band’s debut album, Cold Old Fire, won universally glowing reviews, influenced by Irish legends such as Frank Harte, Planxty and The Dubliners and peppered with subtle traces of the group’s collective loves, from American old-timey music, ambient techno and psychedelic folk, to black metal, punk and rock n’ roll.