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Tradition now

Lisa O’Neill, Ye Vagabonds, Brìghde Chaimbeul 

Saturday 5th october 2019

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THE Guardian

In 2019, British and Irish folk music is more exciting and urgent than it has been for years. Much of it sounds powerfully raw and immediate, with many groups recognising the politics of our time in their songs, and incorporating contemporary stories within more ancient musical motifs. We could call this explosion “woke” folk – though there’s much more to this disparate collection of acts than a slogan

Tradition Now takes a unique look at progressive traditional music in a fast-moving Ireland, providing a platform for the most forward-thinking artists playing today.

As folk music flourishes, Lisa O’Neill, Ye Vagabonds and Brìghde Chaimbeul are brought together for one special show curated by Geoff Travis, Jeannette Lee and Tim Chipping.

River Lea is a collaboration between Geoff Travis and Jeannette Lee of independent music champions Rough Trade Records and music journalist Tim Chipping. This new label is dedicated to releasing beautiful and strange traditional folk music from Britain, Ireland and beyond.

Presented by NCH in partnership with the Arts Council
Media partner The Irish Times
Innovation Partner Davy

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Lisa O'Neill

Cavan born Lisa O’Neill now lives in Dublin. Heard A Long Gone Song, her first album for Rough Trade imprint River Lea is a collection of traditional material interspersed with her own. The sense of ownership Lisa imbues in these old songs, coupled with the immutability of her chosen subjects makes it hard to tell which is which. These are folk songs in the original sense of the word.

Lisa O'Neill
Ye Vagabonds

Ye Vagabonds

Ye Vagabonds are Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn who grew up in the rural town of Carlow on the southeast of Ireland. The Hare’s Lament is an album of traditional songs learned from some of the greats of Irish music; from precious archive recordings of a grandfather they never met; from the unique collection of singer Róise na nAmhrán from Arranmore Island in Donegal (their mother’s birthplace) and from contemporaries in the singing communities around Dublin, of which Ye Vagabonds are a valued part.


 

Brìghde Chaimbeul

From Skye, Brìghde Chaimbeul plays Scottish smallpipes. Her acclaimed album, The Reeling was recorded live without overdubs in the historic East Church in Cromarty, on the Black Isle.

Working closely with Aidan O’Rourke, Brìghde has devised a completely new way of arranging for pipe music that emphasises the rich textural drones of the smallpipes; the constancy of sound that creates a trance-like quality in the tunes

Brighde Chaimbeul


 

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