Landless - 'Bleaching Bones' Album Launch
Humble Serpent & Enthusiastic Eunuch proudly present the launch of the debut album by
with special guests
Sinéad & Catríona Kennedy
St Ann’s Church Dawson St
Tickets €14 General Admission/€22 GA + CD/€27 GA +LP
"Evocative, celestial, ethereal and, above all, extremely resonant, Landless will be ready to provide a warm embrace and whisk us to windswept, remote, rural Ireland and away from whatever the murky future challenges us with" - The Thin Air, 2018 Preview
“..when Landless step onstage and open their mouths, the hush in the room is louder than any amplifier hum” - The Irish Times, Live Review
The last five years have witnessed a new & potent wave of young Irish folk artists releasing some of the most arresting and meticulously crafted albums released on this island for many a year. With the imminent release of their debut album Bleaching Bones, on new Irish label Humble Serpent, Landless are ready to join the likes of Lisa O’Neill, Lankum, Brigid Mae Power, Daoiri Farrell & many more at the vanguard of a new generation of musicians leaving their indelible mark on an already rich and bountiful Irish folk music landscape.
Landless are a traditional Irish vocal group from Dublin & Belfast who sing unaccompanied traditional songs from Ireland, Scotland, England & America in four-part harmony. A glorious live act to behold, their repertoire features songs of love, death and lamentation, as well as work songs, shape-note hymns and more recently penned folk songs, taking huge inspiration from the older traditional singers. They have been spellbinding audiences around Ireland, the UK & Europe since 2013 and are set to formally announce their arrival with the release of their hugely impressive debut album Bleaching Bones.
Recorded by John ‘Spud’ Murphy (Lankum/Katie Kim) of Guerrilla Studios across a series of reverb-heavy historic churches across Ireland (and the occasional underground tunnel), Bleaching Bones is an immaculately performed & deeply moving record. With only the natural room sound as accompaniment, Landless, with the help of producer/engineer/mixer Murphy, have created a timeless folk classic that will appeal equally to fans of early 4AD records as it will to lovers of folk & traditional music. In addition to older pieces Bleaching Bones also includes more recent songs by Liam Weldon & Peggy Seeger’s The Ballad Of Springhill.
Support on the night comes from the wonderful Sinéad and Catríona Kennedy from Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath/Meenaneary, Co. Donegal. Brought up in the southwest Donegal fiddle tradition, they learned their music from James Byrne and Ronan Galvin as well as Antain MacGabhann from Co. Meath. Sinéad will also be singing a few songs on the night, accompanying herself on bouzouki.
Published on 6 February 2018