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Sun Collective – Sun Collective


Lushly arranged Irish eight-piece Sun Collective release their debut album, Snarky Puppy-style, with a show at  on Saturday June 10.

Led by songwriter & composer Caimin Gilmore – who plays as the double-bassist with Lisa Hannigan – they’re comprised of classical and jazz musicians from some of Ireland’s leading groups, including Crash Ensemble.

Written by Gilmore and Shane Sugrue and crafted over four years at studios in London (SARM West, of Island Records & Miloca Studios), Dublin (Steve Shannon, The Hive) and Australia. The ensemble features string trio, two pianos, three high male voices, double bass & percussion, filtered through the lens of contemporary indie-folk and modern classical.

The current membership of the act is Dan Bodwell on double bass, Dominic Mullan on drums, Shane Sugrue and Kevin Corcoran on pianos and vocals, Kate Ellis on cello, Una O’Kane on violin and Lisa Dowdall on viola.

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Sun Collective launch their album on Saturday, June 10 at D-Light Studios at 46 North Great Clarence Street, Dublin. Tickets are priced upwards of €12.50 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 8pm, and it’s a BYOB event.

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