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(7-piece trad. ensemble)

“A gloriously three-dimensional debut – ✩✩✩✩” – The Irish Times

“Skipper’s Alley are a 7-piece traditional Irish band from Dublin who, judging by the response to their high standard of performances to date, are destined for great things.” – Folk Radio UK

Skipper’s Alley formed in the spring of 2013 with the basic idea to play, interpret and arrange old Irish music. In the months that followed, the group released an EP, played on The Late Late Show and won the Loic Raison Trophy at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient (a competition previously won by Clannad, Danú and The Bothy Band).

“There are hints of absolute brilliance in this [EP]… Roll on the full album.” Irish Music Magazine

Throughout 2014, the group toured in Europe, Africa, and the UK playing on such diverse stages as Temple Bar TradFest, Southwell Folk Festival, and the Irish Embassy in Zambia, not to mention making a series of national and international TV and Radio appearances including RTÉ’s Fleadh! and Céilí House on Radio One.

“There’s no doubt that this group will have an impact on the future of Irish traditional music.” Kieran Hanrahan, RTÉ Radio One

In September/October 2014, the group went into the studio, under the production of Lúnasa’s Trevor Hutchinson, to record their self-titled debut album ‘Skipper’s Alley’.

Skipper’s Alley are:

Fionnán Mac Gabhann – Uilleann Pipes, Tin Whistle
Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin – Flute, Concertina, Vocals (Gaelic)
Ultan O’Brien – Fiddle, Viola
Paahto Cummins – Banjo, Mandolin
John Flynn – Guitar, Flute, Vocals (English)
Macdara Yeates – Bodhrán, Percussion, Guitar
Eilís Lavelle – Harp



(Experimental solo fiddler)

“Seldom does a musician utterly inhabit a tradition while still expressing him or herself with such originality.” – The Irish Times

“If you play fiddle this is a must have album.” – Tradconnect



(Folk-singing sisters)

“The Dublin-born, Clare-raised twins make witchy, beguiling, melody-driven sounds using piano, guitar, loop station, musical saw, melodica, Jew’s harp and a collection of homemade instruments…” – Hotpress

“Twin Headed Wolf are proving to be more than just another folk outfit.” – The Journal


€8 / €5 on the door

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


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