Tradition Now: Notify
NOTIFY are an Irish 6-piece contemporary ensemble fronted by well-known concertina player Pádraig Rynne. The band seamlessly combines a deep knowledge of, and respect for, musical tradition with forward-thinking innovation, breathing new life into Irish music. The partnership of musicians with backgrounds in jazz, traditional Irish, avant-garde and folk music has resonated with audiences worldwide.
This instrumental band’s music uses Pádraig’s foundation in traditional Irish music combined with improvisation and inspiration from the world and jazz music genres to create a performance that takes the audience from soft compassionate melodies to high energy arrangements that tell a story unique to each listener. At the crossroads of a new movement in Irish music, NOTIFY breathes new life into their music, with "a musical tapestry that ranges from soft melodies to crashing crescendos".
Pádraig Rynne – Concertinas
Tara Breen – Fiddle
Davie Ryan – Drums & Percussion
Adam Taylor – Electric Bass
Rory McCarthy – Piano and Keyboards
Hugh Dillon – Acoustic & Electric Guitars
The much-anticipated Tradition Now returns in 2022 with two editions – the first in June. From electronica to dark folk balladry, to trance influenced innovations, the festival shines a light on the new in flourishing traditional music and folk scene.