This week’s Album of the week is brought to you by Liz Clark who is in conversation with the band Lynched. Lynched are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material.’
As their interest in traditional music and song grew, the brothers began to attend sessions around Dublin where they formed friendships with Cormac MacDiarmada and Radie Peat, amongst a whole host of impressive young musicians. When Ian began work in the Irish Traditional Music Archive, after completing a folklore masters, he had the rare opportunity to record in the ITMA studio with friend, colleague and in-house technician Danny Diamond, whenever a spare evening presented itself, so he and Daragh asked Cormac and Radie to provide some backing vocals and instrumentation on “one or two songs”.
The result was the release of their debut CD album ‘Cold Old Fire’ of 12 tracks of stunning traditional song, from their own original composition Child Ballads, Dublin variety hall songwriter, the Travelers tradition to the music they grew up with makes this a unique and refreshing journey.
Their popularity is picking up a head of steam, the group have completed a six week coast-to-coast tour of the United States, as well as performing in the last two years alongside some notable artists, including Blackbird Raum, Harry Bradley, Daoiri Farrell, Fred Fortune, Mike Gangloff, Paddy & Séamus Glackin, Barry Gleeson, Landless, Lau, Leyla McCalla, Jem Mitchell, Liam O’Connor & Seán McKeon, Morgan O’Kane, Lisa O’Neill, Tim Scanlon and Skipper’s Alley. From their appearance at the Tonder Festival in August to their Netherlands tour in October in November.
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Digital downloads available at Bandcamp
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