Imagining Ireland: Junior Brother with special guests Ian Lynch (Lankum) & CMAT
The evolving soundtrack of Ireland, Imagining Ireland showcases the most exciting creative artists at work today.
For this idiosyncratic one-off show Junior Brother will perform alongside his own special guest, Lankum’s Ian Lynch. Also just announced - CMAT has joined the line-up for this very special livestream
An challenging and richly lyrical singer-songwriter, Junior Brother is the pseudonym of Co. Kerry, Ireland singer Ronan Kealy. Chosen as one of RTÉ's Rising Irish Stars of 2018, and as one of The Irish Times' contenders ready to break through in 2019, Junior Brother has built a rabid following thanks to unmissable live shows, and music both excitingly forward-looking and anciently evocative. His strange stories unfold with reckless abandon upon an idiosyncratic guitar and foot tambourine accompaniment, influenced as much by the avant-garde as music from the middle ages and his home place in rural Ireland.
Ian Lynch is a singer, songwriter with the band Lankum. Ian is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known as a member of Lankum. The folk group’s two most recent albums Between the Earth and Sky (2017) and The Livelong Day (2019) received much acclaim including a Choice Music Prize win (the latter), plus several RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. In addition to his work with Lankum, Ian has a monthly radio show Fire Draw Near and a YouTube series called Songs from the Craic Pipe.
CMAT is the stage name of Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson, a global pop star who lives in Dublin with her grandparents, where she is currently recovering from an AliExpress addiction. Her influences include Dory Previn, John Grant, Paris Hilton, XTC and KFC. Her supremely catchy 'I Wanna Be A Cowboy, Baby!’ follows streaming and critical hits ‘Rodney’ and ‘Another Day (kfc)'
The concert will be available to tickets holders for 24 hours following the performance
Supported by Davy as Innovation Partner. Imagining Ireland is a partnership collaboration between NCH and Culture Ireland. Supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and The Irish Times and Newstalk as media partner.