Ensemble Ériu, a septet led by Jack Talty and Neil Ó Loclainn draw on a wealth of creative sources to perform arrangements of Irish traditional music rooted in the styles of West and North County Clare. The group brings together a chamber ensemble of some of Ireland’s most exciting young musicians from a range of performance backgrounds. The result is a unique combination of the fresh and familiar, a soundscape that is creatively progressive, yet rooted in tradition.
John Blek is an original folk songwriter based in Cork. He delves into the world of fingerstyle guitar, influenced by the traditions of Ireland, England, and America. “The Embers” is to be released on 7th February, 2020 and is john’s fifth studio album. It consists of nine visceral songs; reflections and memories from a time after the affair. Recorded in its entirety at Wavefield Recordings, Clonakilty, it features musical contributions from Mick Flannery, Matthew Berrill (Ensemble Ériu) and Davie Ryan (Notify, Atlantic Arc Orchestra).
Join us on Sunday, 15th March, for a double bill of brilliant music as performed by musicians as innovative as they are talented. It is sure to be a wonderful evening. Tickets are €20.
“They are an extraordinary band, big band, big line up, lots of instruments, lots of imagination, all sorts going on … they are something special” – John Kelly, RTÉ Lyric FM
“Absolutely captivating and enchanting stuff … Very refreshing and original.” – Ellen Cranitch, RTÉ Lyric FM
“Very developed, soulful and meditative music from an impressive musical intelligence” – Tony MacMahon
“A master of subtlety in realms of folk-informed pop.” The Thin Air
‘His talent is shining brighter with every album.’ John Creedon, RTÉ
“A lovely sounding thing” – Roddy Hart, BBC
“A force of Nature”. -The Irish Times