We arrived in early to Ambiguous Fiddle’s curated Ciúnas: An Evening of Quiet Songs’ at Connolly’s of Leap, catching a spin over with the night’s opener Chris McDonald. There’s a saying: the easy ease. Where everything comes together, eased into place. It’s when you nod and smile because you feel the vibe you’re after is right there, coming together, heading for the sweet spot. We arrived in and there it, the sweet spot, was: the artists – McDonald, Pine The Pilcrow, I Have A Tribe and Sam Clague – soundchecked, the Connolly’s crew set up; the candle-lit seating, the meet and greet and the room temperature.…
Deep in the serenity of West Cork lies famed music venue Connolly’s of Leap, a venue which is set to host Ciúnas: An Evening of Quiet Songs, on Friday, April 29. An intimate seated show in which the organisers ask the audience to “completely give their attention and respect to the artist”, the evening will feature the varyingly somnambulist sounds of three of the country’s finest: trio Pine the Pilcrow, the dark folk musings of I Have A Tribe and West Cork native Sam Clague. Ciúnas’ is the Irish word for quiet, or silence; maybe even ‘absence of sound’ .