Lankum – a love affair

No, you won’t see them in the O2 arena. They definitely prefer smaller places to perform like clubs or pubs. I’m talking about Lankum the amazing band from Dublin consisting of singer Radie Peat, Ian Lynch, Daragh Lynch (both are brothers) and Cormac MacDiarmada. They master a variety of instruments and are – well – a kind of folk band with many influences from other genres. The Guardian wrote they were the ?perfect house-band for a Coen brothers’ folk-horror movie?.

Happy birthday, Ralph Towner

It happens to me again and again: The heroes of my youth seem to remain as young as noticed at the first contact. Of course, that’s nonsense. Nevertheless, I noticed with some astonishment that Ralph Towner had his 80th birthday yesterday. So, happy birthday, Ralph Towner, and may you keep good health in the future. Perhaps you will enrich the musical world with other pieces of your great music.

Thanks for the solo concerts, your contribution to Oregon and your piece Anthem. No one should miss it. The recording above only gives a reduced idea of it. If triggered buy the cd or download the file.

Other releases worth listening to: Trios / Solos (ECM, 1973), Solstice (ECM, 1975), Anthem (ECM, 2001)

Irish-english folk treasure trove

Lankum – The Old Man From Over The Sea
Lankum – Cold Old Fire
Lankum – The Granite Gaze
Radie Peat – Cailín deas crúite na mbó /When I Was A Young Girl
Lankum – Rosie Reilly (Live at The Parlour)
Lankum – Sergeant William Bailey (Sidmouth FolkWeek 2015)
Ímar – l’Air Mignonne (Canadian Sunshine)
„Pipes Solo – Lark in the Morning“ – Cillian Vallely & Alan Murray
Luke Kelly – Peat Bog Soldiers


More songs in Gaelic from Scotland and Ireland