This Is How We Fly, The White Horse, Ballincollig, November 11

This Is How We Fly bring their high flying blend of Irish and Swedish traditional music to The White Horse, Ballincollig on November 11 for a memorable night which will leave you questioning ideas of what Irish music can be.

This Is How We Fly 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.

The Gloaming’s Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh is joined by Seán Mac Erlaine, Nic Gareiss and Petter Berndalen­­­ find common ground in tradition as they embark on a journey fusing jazz elements with Irish Traditional music with a hint of Swede. The jazz tinged quartet will introduce you to the transcendental power of music over nationhood and concepts of traditional music. From the streets of New York, to the Appalachian mountains these four performers bring their passion and experience to fore as they challenge listeners to abandon all that they thought they knew and open their minds to new horizons.

This Is How We Fly play The White Horse, Ballincollig on November 11.

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