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Lankum

Lankum have an alchemical ability to combine traditional folk roots with contemporary undercurrents to forge music that is dark, mysterious and transcendental.

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'An object lesson in how to perform old songs in new ways' — The Independent

Comprising brothers Ian Lynch (uillean pipes, tin whistle, vocals), Daragh Lynch (vocals, guitar) alongside Cormac Mac Diarmada (fiddle) and Radie Peat (harmonium, accordion, vocals), Lankum channel a diverse set of influences and histories to create a beautifully rare thing: a songbook from and for the people.

New album The Livelong Day, released on 25 October 2019 on Rough Trade Records, blends alternative folk and psychedelia to cement their reputation as one of the most talked about groups to emerge from Ireland in decades.

Born of years criss-crossing Dublin's folk and experimental scenes, their previous two albums Cold Old Fire (2013, recorded under former name Lynched) and Rough Trade debut Between The Earth and Sky (2017) breathed new life into ancient/modern rituals with urban punk fervour, rural psycho-geography and, underpinning it all, the eternal drone of the uilleann pipes.

'The most convincing folk band to come out of Ireland in years' —The Guardian

Lankum are the type of band you never knew you where searching for. A group of individuals united by a gang mentality whose close vocal harmonies, instrumental interplay and dramatic storytelling pin you to the seat and revive the spirit. They show that folk music can be angry, progressive and is still a vital force today.

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Mark Slater

Territory

Worldwide excl N. America

Tour dates

18.10.19
Limerick, IE
Dolans
19.10.19
Galway, IE
Roisin Dubh
24.10.19
Belfast, UK
Empire
25.10.19
Dublin, IE
Vicar Street
13.11.19
Oxford, UK
Bullingdon Arms
14.11.19
Leeds, UK
Brudenell Social Club
16.11.19
Glasgow, UK
Stereo
17.11.19
Manchester, UK
Band on The Wall
18.11.19
Bristol, UK
Fiddlers
19.11.19
Brighton, UK
Komedia
20.11.19
Birmingham, UK
Hare & Hounds
21.11.19
London, UK
Tufnell Park Dome
23.11.19
Cork, IE
Quiet Lights
26.11.19
Nijmegen, NL
Merleyn
27.11.19
Amsterdam, NL
Paradiso
29.11.19
Copenhagen, DK
ALICE
30.11.19
Brussels, BE
Muziekpublique
04.01.20
Dublin, IE
Vicar Street