After a run of recent performances, This Is How We Fly (above) are playing four concerts in December, with three of them taking place in Northern Ireland.
Tuesday 6 December, The Grand Social, Dublin, 8.30pm, €13—15
Presented by The Liffey Banks Sessions & Music Network.
Wednesday 7 December, North Down Museum, Bangor, 8pm, £11/9
Thursday 8 December, Town Hall, Ballymoney, 8pm, £9/7
Friday 9 December, Black Box, Belfast, 8pm, £12/10
Formed in 2010, This Is How We Fly consists of Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh on fiddle and hardanger fiddle, Seán Mac Erlaine on bass clarinet, saxophones and live electronics, percussive dancer Nic Gareiss, and Petter Berndalen on drums and percussion.
Initially brought together through a commission from the Dublin Fringe Festival (under the moniker Four on the Fringe of Folk) in September 2010 to play a one-off show, the positive audience response encouraged them to form the group. Their music sees Swedish folk music rhythms meet the texture of traditional Irish fiddle, percussive dance from America & improvised jazz and electronics.
Published on 17 November 2011