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  • Wed
    04
    Dec
    2019

    Gifted: Sons of Burlap, Andrew McGibbon, Anja & An Auld Lad

    The Empire Music Hall

    Belfast

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    Eastern European-tinged folk rock project Sons of Burlap headline a seasonal Gifted at the Empire on December 4, following the release of their debut album.

    The band features brothers Rory & Ewen Friers, of ASIWYFA and Catalan respectively, as well as their father, artist Julian Friers and members of the aforementioned. The music, not unlike the musicians themselves, a mixture of pretty old and relatively new. They combine traditional instruments, fiddle, flute, mandolins, with overdriven electric guitar - while the rhythm section hold it together flock together, leading to something familiar, but entirely fresh, and shockingly danceable.

    Supporting are Bonnevilles' frontman Andrew McGibbon, psych-folk singer-songwriter Anja and An Auld Lad.

    Admission costs just £3. Doors open at 9pm.

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