+ Support from Joshua Burnside
Winner of ‘Best Traditional Track’ – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn grew up playing music together around their hometown of Carlow, a small town in the southeast of Ireland. After moving to Dublin in 2012, they quickly became a staple of the live music and session scene in Ireland, playing their own original songs as well as folk songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America.
In 2014 they came to the attention of Arbutus Yarns’ music filmmaker Myles O’Reilly, whose videos gained international attention for the brothers for the first time.
After a chance meeting at Electric Picnic in September 2015, the brothers performed onstage with Glen Hansard, who invited them to open for him on his European tour the following October.
Support – Joshua Burnside
Joshua Burnside is an experimental folk artist whose music incorporates elements of Irish folk, and Scottish folk rock, Americana, world music, sound collage and electronica. Born in Northern Ireland, he draws inspiration from the beauty, the ugliness and the rich musical and literary heritage of an often tormented corner of the world.