Lankum at The Belfast Empire (+ support from Junior Brother)
LANKUM + special guest Junior Brother
8pm, Thursday 24th October 2019
The Belfast Empire
The Dublin based four-piece present a new live show celebrating their much-anticipated 3rd album which will be released on Rough Trade Records October 25th.
Listen to their first single ‘The Wild Rover’ from the new album here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=5rukIHD7rNY
Lankum have 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 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) breathe new life into ancient/modern rituals with urban punk fervour, rural psycho-geography and, underpinning it all, the eternal drone of the uilleann pipes.
‘An object lesson in how to perform old songs in new ways’ The Independent
‘The most convincing folk band to come out of Ireland in years’ The Guardian
Pre-order and pre-save your copy of the album from https://roughtrade.ffm.to/thelivelongday
Signed art print and song book available with pre-orders from the Rough Trade Records webstore.