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Lankum with Stick in the Wheel – Òran Mór
January 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
Far removed from conventional perceptions of ‘pure-drop’ authenticity, both of tonight’s acts rekindle folk music’s primal rawness, grit and anti-establishment spirit. The darkly compelling, wholly distinctive sound of Dublin quartet Lankum (formerly Lynched) draws together music-hall songs, shanties and street ballads with original material and gutsy traditional tunes. “Beatnik, audacious and utterly soulful. . . reverent to the core about their heritage” (Guardian)
London’s Stick in the Wheel, centred on Nicola Kearey’s searing vocals, channel the fierce resilience of their East End roots, together with punk and skiffle’s minimalist energies, forcefully yanking folk-song into present-day austerity Britain. “Make Mumford & Sons sound like Roger Whittaker” (Record Collector)