• It Takes A Village makes Second Lineup Announcement

    Unique in its setting of the Trabolgan Holiday Village in Cork to offset the unpredicatable Spring weather, It Takes a Village festival runs from April 13-15, and has announced its latest set of bill updates. The Good Room-curated festival offers an ATP-esque alternative in the form of 150 self-catering houses and apartments, as well as 35 fully-serviced campervan sites, not to mention the host of nostalgia-invoking activities Trabolgan has to offer. Today’s line up update includes The Gloaming frontman Martin Hayes, alongside one of Ireland’s most respected traditional guitarists Steve Cooney. One of the Irish voices of his generation, Blindboy Boatclub brings his podcast live on Sunday. Landless…

  • Lankum Announce Irish Winter Tour

    Having just released one of the albums of the year in the critically-acclaimed Between The Earth and Sky, Dublin’s finest folk miscreants Lankum have announced a 10-date Irish Winter tour. Kicking off in Dundalk on November 19 and culminating in a show at Vicar Street on December 9, the tour also takes in a Belfast date at The Duncairn. See below for the full dates and go here for ticket info. Read CJ Mc Canney’s review of Between The Earth and Sky here. Have a peep at the sublime video for Lankum’s latest single, ‘The Granite Gaze’ (which we premiered…

  • Django Django, Lankum and More Set for eir Other Voices

    With the likes of Aine Cahill, Perfume Genius, and Songhoy Blues already announced, three new acts have been added to the bill for this year’s eir Other Voices in Dingle. Set to return to return across December 1-3, the annual Wild Atlantic Way festival has revealed that Django Django (pictured), Lankum, Loyle Carner and Booka Brass Band will make an appearance at St. James’ Church at this year’s outing. With many more acts to be announced, here is the current line-up:

  • Album Review: Lankum – Between The Earth And Sky

    Lankum (under their previous name Lynched) released their well received debut album, Cold Old Fire three years ago. Having been plugging away for some time on the live scene, this record helped establish the band as one of the luminaries of a recent wave of Irish folk. Alongside acts such as Landless, Spook of the Thirteenth Lock, and The Gloaming and individual artists such as Lisa O’Neill and Brigid Mae Power, amongst many others, Lankum represent a new generation of practitioners, deeply aware of and knowledgeable of the folk tradition, yet unafraid to draw from beyond the confines of the…

  • Video Premiere: Lankum – The Granite Gaze

    Few things are more satisfying than seeing a homegrown act or artist get the attention they so richly deserve further afield. Having spent several years as forging out their own inimitable – and increasingly compelling – alt-folk path as Lynched, Dublin quartet Lankum release their new album, Between the Earth and Sky, via Rough Trade today. Having already received a wave of critical acclaim via the likes of the Guardian, the release is a masterclass of vital and deftly crafted song confirming the foursome’s uncanny knack for transformative, contemporarily-framed traditional song. A nigh on hymnal peak from the new album, ‘The Granite Gaze’ – a…

  • Watch: This Ain’t No Disco Episode 3

    With episode one having landed like an early Christmas present back in December, This Ain’t No Disco is an Irish alternative music program hosted by the tireless Donal Dineen and directed by Myles O’Reilly of Arbutus Yarns. Marrying music, visuals, discussion and collaboration over 50 minutes, episode three of the series – produced with no budget or sponsorship, and is “powered only out of passion, musicians and crew who worked […] voluntarily” –  features TTA favourites Rusangano Family, RSAG, Lisa O’Neill and Lankum’s Radie Peat and Darragh Lynch, as well as Bridget Mae Power, David Allred and Peter Broderick, and Stephen…