Suddenly then all of a sudden, the landscape of Irish traditional music seems to be shifting, with bands like The Gloaming and This Is How We Fly opening up an exhilarating world of textural and improvisational possibility to our old dance forms. Now comes the adventurous Ensemble Eriu, beautifully poised between jazz, trad and classical, with no sense of stylistic hierarchy or compromise. Co-led by bassist Neil O’Loghlen and box player Jack Talty, Ériu draws on an ambient, chamber palette of seven players, and the debut album has drawn effusive praise from discerning ears Like John Kelly, Jim Carroll and Nialler 9.
Percussionist Éamonn Cagney, accordionist Martin Tourish and Congolese guitarist Niwel Tsumbu are equally adventurous, breaking fertile new ground between Irish and African traditions, and a debut album from Treelan is slated for 2014.
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AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie DJ from 11pm til late plus late bar