As punk in attitude as they are traditional in sound, Lankum are one of the most talked about bands to come out of Ireland in decades. Nominated for a clutch of
As punk in attitude as they are traditional in sound, Lankum are one of the most talked about bands to come out of Ireland in decades.
Nominated for a clutch of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2018, they combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar.
A typical Lankum set will include 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’s two albums Cold Old Fire and Between the Earth and Sky have won universally glowing reviews. Key influences are Irish legends such as Frank Harte, Planxty and The Dubliners mixed with subtle traces of the group’s collective loves, from American old-timey music, ambient techno and psychedelic folk, to black metal, punk and rock n’ roll.
Doors 1:45pm | Unreserved Seating
(Sunday) 2:00 pm
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