With Ian Lynch (uilleann pipes, tin whistle and vocals), Daragh Lynch (guitar and vocals), Cormac MacDiarmada (fiddle and vocals) and Radie Peat (concertina, tin whistle and vocals)
Formed by brothers Ian and Daragh Lynch, this four-piece traditional folk group has a great repertoire ranging from humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs to classic ballads from the Traveller tradition and traditional Irish and American dance tunes, as well as their own original material. The group released Cold Old Fire in 2014 and have since completed a six week tour of the US. They have played alongside some notable artists, including Sam Amidon, Barry Gleeson, Andy Irvine, Lúnasa, Lisa O’Neill, Sharon Shannon and Skipper’s Alley.
“An incredibly authentic and new sound that hasn’t been heard since the Dubliners or Pogues burst onto the scene” (TradConnect)
The Henry Girls
With Karen (vocals, fiddle, ukulele, piano), Lorna (vocals, accordion, tin whistle, ukulele, piano) and Joleen (vocals, harp, piano) McLaughlin
The Henry Girls are fast becoming one of the most talked about Irish folk/roots acts and within a few years have developed a growing international profile from touring in Europe, North America and further afield. Hailing from Co. Donegal, these three sisters blend classic traditional Irish trad with a hint of Americana and a nod to bluegrass. Renowned for their fine close-harmony vocals, they are also talented multi-instrumentalists. Each album they produce has seen them win substantial radio attention and praise from the critics.
Don’t miss the additional concert for younger audiences on 19 March at 3pm.
An incredibly authentic and new sound that hasn’t been heard since the Dubliners or Pogues burst onto the scene.” (TradConnect)
Their fourth album “is absolutely gorgeous. [It] has been on constant repeat on my home system.” (BBC Radio 2)
“Confident, organic and under-stated, this collection will urge listeners to seek out The Henry Girls' live shows for the full 3D experience.” (The Irish Times)