LANKUM

Date
19-05-2019
Time
7:30 PM
Venue
Komedia
Price
£22.50 (excl. fees)
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About the Event

Lankum are one of the most talked about bands to come out of Ireland in decades. This Dublin four-piece combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies, with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their instrumental interplay and dramatic storytelling pin you to your seat and revive the spirit. Lankum will be supported by guitar and banjo player Gwenifer Raymond who plays her own moody and often manic original American Primitive styled compositions, drawn from the roots music of Mississippi and Appalachia.

About the Artists

Lankum are one of the most talked about bands to come out of Ireland in decades. This Dublin four-piece combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies, with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their instrumental interplay and dramatic storytelling pin you to your seat and revive the spirit. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material. The band comprises of brothers Ian and Daragh Lynch along with Cormac MacDiarmada and Radie Peat. Yet Lankum are not purely trad themselves, in the same way The Pogues were more urban music. Rough-hewn and raw, they’re the most exciting thing in Dublin right now. This band shows that folk music can be angry, progressive and is still a vital force today.

www.lankumdublin.com

Reviews

‘A younger, darker Pogues with more astonishing power, Lankum deserve to get even bigger’ GUARDIAN