"The evening will feature a broad range of vocal performance ranging from indie folk to Sean Nós to American Appalachian. Scoth are a brand new indie alternative folk duo. They forge a sound all of their own that is also reminiscent of performers like Sufjan Stephens and Bon Iver.
Eoghan Ó Ceannabhain and Ultan O Brien’s 2021 duet recording “Solas an Lae” is one of the freshest and most innovative traditional music recordings released in many years. It is at once deeply rooted in Connemara Sean Nós singing style and traditional tune playing; while it is also contemporary in its feeling and presentation. They explore the melodies and songs with a rare freshness that pays homage to the the very roots of this music.
Sam Amidon is a singer, banjo player, fiddler and guitarist originally from Vermont who has been exploring the American folk song tradition for many years. He is also equally comfortable playing traditional Irish music on the fiddle. Sam will be performing songs that are drawn from various corners of American music. He will be accompanied by a string quartet under the direction of Kate Ellis. The arrangements are composed by New York composer Nico Muhly." - Martin Hayes
Crash Ensemble is Ireland’s leading new music ensemble; a group of world-class musicians who play the most adventurous, ground-breaking music of today. Amazingly ordinary people doing extraordinary things - Crash is innovative, adventurous and ambitious. Led by cellist and Artistic Director, Kate Ellis and Principal Conductor, Ryan McAdams, the ensemble commissions, collaborates, explores, investigates and experiments with a broad spectrum of music creators and artistic collaborators: ‘We love to innovate, with quality always at the heart of everything we do. We are passionate about the music we play. We create experiences; exploring new ways of presenting music and bringing our audiences on new adventures. Community for us is key – our community inspires us to create and experiment more. We value our audiences and our connection with them.