Lankum + special guest Jimmy Crowley

Lankum + special guest Jimmy Crowley

Sunday, 17 March 2019, 8.00pm

The Good Room presents..

Lankum
+ special guest Jimmy Crowley

Sunday 17th March - St. Patrick's Day
Live At St. Luke's

Tickets €25 + booking fee
Doors 19:30 | Starts 20:00

Lankum are a four-piece group from Dublin, Ireland with an alchemical ability to combine traditional folk roots with contemporary undercurrents to forge music that is dark, mysterious and transcendental.

Comprising brothers Ian Lynch (uillean pipes, tin whistle, vocals), Daragh Lynch (vocals, guitar) alongside Cormac Mac Diarmada (fiddle) and Radie Peat (harmonium, accordion, vocals), Lankum channel a diverse set of influences and histories to create a beautifully rare thing: a songbook from and for the people. Born of years criss-crossing Dublin’s folk, squat and experimental scenes, their two albums ‘Cold Old Fire’ (2013, recorded under former name Lynched) and Rough Trade debut ‘Between The Earth and Sky’ (2017) breath new life into ancient/modern rituals with urban punk fervour, rural psycho-geography and, underpinning it all, the eternal drone of the uilleann pipes.

Lankum are the type of band you never knew you where searching for. A group of individuals united by a gang mentality whose close vocal harmonies, instrumental interplay and dramatic storytelling pin you to the seat and revive the spirit. They show that folk music can be angry, progressive and is still a vital force today.

Jimmy Crowley is an Irish folk musician and song collector. He has specialized in collecting and playing traditional songs from County Cork. Crowley started collecting music at the age of 16. His recordings popularised local songs such as "Johnny Jump Up", "Salonika", "The Boys of Fairhill" and "The Armoured Car".

Website

Lankum - The Old Main Drag

Published on 19 February 2019

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