Formed at school in Dublin’s late 1980’s, Kíla are heralded as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands.
Kíla have chosen Aras Chrónáin as the venue to record this year’s concert for the St. Patrick’s Festival, as it continues an annual tradition of a Kíla concert there to mark Seachtain na Gaeilge and in 2021, it will also begin Kíla’s year as Artists in Residence at the Áras.
Often defined as contemporary Irish World music, Kíla fuse the effects of their own melodies and Irish (Gaeilge) lyrics, Irish folk instruments such as whistles, fiddles, Uilleann pipes, bones and bodhrán with djembe, congas, drums, mandolins, brass and acoustic/electric/ bass guitars.
Their unique sound has been ever evolving, rooted in tradition, yet inspired by a myriad of influences and ideas from all around the world. Kíla’s eight members come from the differing musical backgrounds of traditional, classical and rock.
The result is a fresh blend of freewheeling instrumentals, furious jigs, and primal rhythms that transcend the traditional boundaries of Irish music.
All St Patrick’s Festival events can be viewed on SPF TV on the festival’s website: www.stpatricksfestival.ie/spftv