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Live dates, Autumn 2016



18th September / Spiegeltent, Dublin Fringe Festival // Book!

09th November / The Dock, Carrick on Shannon // Book!

10th November / De Barra's, Clonakilty // Book!

11th November / University College Cork, 1pm //

11th November / The White Horse, Ballincollig //

12th November / The Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire //

13th November / The Lyric Theatre, Belfast //

14th November / MA Scene Nationale, Montbeliard, France // SOLD OUT

15th November / MA Scene Nationale, Montbeliard, France //

18th November / An Culturlann, Derry //

19th November / Solstice Arts Centre, Navan //

This is How we Fly / Irish Tour

About Us

Traditional music, wherever you find it, has not stood aloof from the tools of change that characterize life in our modern world. As you listen to This is How we Fly, you might find yourself raising delightful questions as to the place, potency and possibilities of old music in a new environment. Or you might find yourself released from the games your mind likes to play, as you submit to its textured and seductive sound world.

TIHWF brings together four musicians, each of them rooted in different cultures and musical vocabularies, each on the cusp of their most fertile and creative years. Individually, each member has carved out a reputation for not just mastering their chosen fields, but rising above, redefining and renewing the musical world they come from. A sublime Irish fiddler who’s not afraid to step outside convention, a sophisticated Appalachian hard shoe dancer stepping into the rhythmic foreground, a thoughtful Dublin jazzman who has moved beyond the linear constraints of the genre, and a lyrical Swedish percussionist redefining the melodic and sonic place of drums within the contours of traditional song.

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh // hardanger d'amore

Seán Mac Erlaine // clarinets & electronics

Nic Gareiss // percussive dance

Petter Berndalen // drums & electronics


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