Coda is a group of 7 singers and musicians; Declan Askin, Steve Bryant, Mike Cannon, Alan Drumm, Leonard Kelly, Brian Lennon and Conall Ó Domhnaill.
Drawing on vocal talent from the west of Ireland, Coda began developing their own approach to vocal performance several years ago. Their first album ‘mouthmusic’ released in 2013 was produced by Maurice Lennon, and their second album ‘Train of Spirits’ was produced by the legendary Dónal Lunny.
Coda offers an exciting new perspective on traditional and contemporary folk songs, original compositions and popular songs. Their wide-ranging repertoire comprises both acapella arrangements and self-accompanied songs with a traditional Irish twist. A Coda performance is rare, if not unique – seven singers whose harmonies blend beautifully topped off with multi-instrumentation as part of the package.
As part of the 2021 Achill International Harp Festival, Coda was commissioned to arrange and perform 9 songs written by the famous Irish harper, bard and composer, Turlough O’Carolan. They were joined for this premiere by Westport-based harpist, Freda Hatton.