Turning Pirate presents
WIRE AND WOOL/OLD HANNAH
_ Main Venue _
OLD HANNAH and WIRE & WOOL met while touring in the French Alps in the summer of 2016. After receiving a great reception on the continent, they’re joining forces and ‘bringing it all back home’ for a limited run of doubleheader shows in their respective homelands Ireland & Scotland. The “Celtic Kingdom” tour is a unique opportunity to see two of the most exciting up-and-coming folk/roots bands that these shores have to offer.
From the wild West of Ireland, these friends have spun a love of all things folk, country and traditional into a sound that’s contemporary, timeless and truly unique.
Renowned for bringing audiences to a standstill with their stunning four-part harmonies, Old Hannah will also whip them into a fiery frenzy with their fast-picking and powerful tunes.Having supported folk legends Tir Na Nog, Simon Felice, Lisa Hannigan, Sheryl Crow and more, Old Hannah tick many boxes and appeal to an audience that is as diverse in age as it is in musical taste. Expect multi-instrumentalists, incredible vocalists, tasty percussion, and to have the time of your life.
Old hannah have two EP releases to date and are currently recording their debut album.
The “Iron and Wood” EP and “Irish Boys” EP are both available to buy on their website oldhannah.com
The records showcase exceptional songwriting and musicianship that makes these guys one to watch.
Old Hannah are Anthony Mannion (dobro/guitar/vocals), Lucie Crichlow (mandolin/guitar/vocals), Luke Mercer (guitar/vocals), and Leo Morris (banjo/guitar/vocals).
Wire and Wool are a seven-piece Scottish band who have been described as ‘Full on bluegrass punk and roots revival heaven’. They came together in Dundee in 2014 from a wide range of origins and musical styles and have been gaining notoriety for their energetic sets and fired up sessions ever since.
Drawing on their diverse influences, from bluegrass to roots, through jazz to blues and Scottish music, they played in 2015 to enthusiastic crowds at events such as the Southern Fried Festival in Perth, the Glasgow Merchant City Festival, and the Insider Festival Strathspey Safari at Aviemore; they also drew a large crowd to the Birnam Arts Centre in August, and played support for the Peatbog Faeries and Californian bluegrass giants Front Country. In October they toured Skye along with the Dirty Beggars.
2016 will see them play Celtic Connections, the Eden festival, the Cupar Arts festival, the Kelburn Garden Party and the La Roche festival in the Alps, as well as launching their first studio album in July.
Working hard at present to earn their place in the Scottish music scene, Wire and Wool are creating a bit of anarchy at the same time, pushing the boundaries of the bluegrass genre with original songs and tunes, plus blistering renditions of old favourites.
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Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).