Formed at school in Dublin’s late 1980’s, Kíla are heralded as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. Their unique sound has been ever evolving, rooted in tradition, yet inspired by a myriad of influences and ideas from all around the world. Often defined as contemporary Irish World music, Kíla fuse the effects of their own melodies and Irish (Gaeilge) lyrics, Irish folk instruments such as whistles, fiddles, Uilleann pipes, bones and bodhrán with djembe, congas, drums, mandolins, brass and acoustic/electric/ bass guitars. Kíla’s eight members come from the differing musical backgrounds of traditional, classical and rock. The result is a fresh blend of freewheeling instrumentals, furious jigs, and primal rhythms that transcend the traditional boundaries of Irish music
Barry & Laura Kerr
Siblings Laura and Barry Kerr were brought up in Co Armagh. Having played music together all their lives, this album captures their close musical relationship. Laura is a fiddle player and Barry is a multi-instrumentalist who plays flute, uilleann pipes, guitar, bouzouki and sings. They will be joining forces on the night with a powerhouse of accompanying musicians, Donogh Hennessy and Ryan O’Donnell.
Jake is originally from Springhill and a former pupil of both Bunscoil Phobal Feirste and Coláiste Feirste. When not composing and making music, Jake is a committed youth worker and language activist.
Áit / Place: CLG Chairdinéal Uí Dhomhnaill / O’Donnell’s GAA
Am / Time: 20:30 – mall
Costas / Cost: £7 https://kila.eventbrite.com