Aindrias de Staic

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Born in Galway Ireland, Aindrias de Staic’s rich n rare style of fiddle playing is as unique to the west of Ireland as his story-telling, antics and humor.

Beginning as a traditional Irish fiddler, this travelling gypsy violinist has performed around the world in various violin and singing concerts as a solo act and with various bands. As part of an Irish outfit called The Blackwater Salmon, Aindrias won the Audience and Unique Musical Instrument Awards at the Miedzynarodowy Festival in Gdansk, Poland in 2007.

A post graduate of University Limericks Music Program, Aindrias has worked internationally in music since graduating with an honours masters degree in Community Music.

While undertaking his postgrad, Aindrias took an elective in Trad fiddle where he researched and performed music of the travelling fiddlers of South Mayo. He scored an A1 in this elective. And has since continued to explore music of travelling fiddle players of the West of Ireland.

His own personal style is both rough and wild, owing more to the passion of the moment than the technicality of precision  he is rarely recorded yet frequently sought after for the impact of his live performances.

Due to his stature among the traditional arts community, Aindrias regularly works on Tg4, presenting music shows. Most recently he presented FleadhTV which broadcast live from festivals around Ireland din 2018.

After a sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2007, Aindrias returned to Galway to launch Latchico, his first CD of his music.

“This album is an accurate expression of several aspects of de Staic’s extremely bright, creative and colourful personality” ~ Niall Keegan, Journal of Music Ireland

Aindrias, along with Tim Scanlan make up the Gaelic gypsy hip-hop band, The Latchikós. They have performed live in Canada, Ireland, England, France, the United States and Australia. They released their first single, Off to Bondi Junction,  which entered the folk charts in Australia and reached No.2 in the folk charts in Ireland  and one 10-track CD, Sugarbeat Sessions in 2013.

Aindrias and The Latchikos are regarded as the originators of Gyp-hop, a hybrid of Irish Gypsy Music and comedic spoken word Hip Hop. They perform at many festivals internationally including the Sunday night slot at the Electric Picnic, Irelands biggest music weekend.

Most recently Aindrias has worked with the Abbey Theatre (Ireland National Theatre) in their hit show Jimmys Hall. In this show Aindrias worked with the musical director to fuse jazz with 1930’s Leitrim music. The show won rave reviews and returned in 2018 for a National Tour.

Find out more at his website.

Springboard 2019 - Dates to be Arranged

Duration 4 days
Location Linden House
Admission €350

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