Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture. lntertwining a
deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they have made it their life’s work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet
surging with relevance.
Whether playing at Red Rocks or in rail cars, at Italian street fairs or to Bulgarian herbalists, this ﬁercely independent band has blazed a unique and colorful path across the globe. 11 years into their movement, Rising Appalachia believes that the roots of all these old songs are vital to our ever evolving soundscape. Led by the collective voice of sisters Leah and Chloe, and joined by their beloved band
— percussionist Biko Casini and bassist/guitarist David Brown – Rising Appalachia is a melting pot of folk music simplicity, textured songwriting, and those bloodline harmonies that only siblings car pull off.
Listen for a tapestry of song, clawhammer banjo tunes, ﬁddle, double bass, acoustic guitar, djembe, barra, bodhran, spoken word and a wealth of musical layering that will leave you called to action and lulled into rhythmic dance simultaneously. It is both genre bending and familiar at the same time. Proudly born and raised in the concrete jungle of Atlanta, Georgia, sharpening their instincts in the mountains of Appalachia, and fine turning their soul on the streets of New Orleans they have crafted a 6-album career from the dusts of their passion.
In 2015 Rising Appalachia founded the Slow Music Movement, to help maintain an independent musical spirit in the face of such a fast-paced world. They are creatively committed to keeping their work accessible at the local street level as well as expanding to larger audiences page 1/3 abroad, and have continued to maintain autonomy by self-managing, recording, producing and creating, and directing their work. They are greatly honored to do the work that they do.
€14 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm M-F)
– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
Strictly over 18’s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.