“There is folk that wants to whisper in your ear, and then there is the music of Lankum: urgent, desperate and detonating, full of lyrics and sounds smacking together like waves shattering stones in a storm.” -The Guardian
Originally formed as an experimental-psychedelic-folk-punk-duo, Lankum has progressed through a number of incarnations, culminating in the four piece group playing today. The band, born and bred in Dublin, combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes and their own original material. Their latest album, “Between the Earth and the Sky” was released in October 2017 and shortlisted for the RTÉ Choice Music Prize Irish album of the year.