Kan is a unique melding of the bold and beautiful flute virtuosity of Brian Finnegan with the expressive and daring fiddle deftness of Aidan O’Rourke cemented by the organic and intuitive drumming of Harrogate’s James Goodwin and the unfettered, playful guitar reinventions of Ian Stephenson. Between them they’ve recorded and performed with the likes of Kate Rusby, Cara Dillon, BBC Philharmonic, Blazin’ Fiddles, Eddi Reader, Justin Currie, Roddy Woomble, Baltic Crossing, Adem, Sting, OMD, Jack Bruce etc.
Athrú are a new, vibrant, award winning contemporary Irish Trad group that draw upon influences from Belfast and beyond to deliver music that is dynamic, energetic and fresh. The band originated through sessions in Belfast at the start of 2014, and since then have won An Re Nua 2014, and has begun recording their debut EP album. Through several competitions and festival appearances such as “An Re Nua”, “Battle of the Bands” and “Club Sásta”, and supporting the likes of Goitse, Moxie, Mairtin O’Connor Trio and Kan, they have begun to build a strong following with their great sets and infectious onstage character.
Scottish fiddle, harp and vocal duo Twelfth Day present material from their new album The Devil Makes Three (out 9 June 2014). Twelfth Day are at the forefront of innovative, modern folk music, creating an entirely unique sound, interweaving masterful fiddle and harp playing with beautifully harmonised vocals in dynamic arrangements.
From opposite ends of Scotland, Orcadian Catriona Price (fiddle/vocals) and Esther Swift (harp/vocals) who comes from the Scottish Borders, released their latest EP Speak From The Start in 2013, following their debut album Northern Quarter (2010) and Fiere, a collaboration with Gaelic singer Joy Dunlop in 2012.
“This is alluring, intelligent, forward thinking music from the starlets of a new generation of folk musicians.” – Aidan O’Rourke
“Twelfth Day: a distillery of 100% proof tradition who just can’t stop themselves getting into something new.” – Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction
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AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags upstairs from 11pm til late, Free Entry.