Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn grew up playing music together around their hometown of Carlow, 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 a collection of folk songs. 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.
They released their debut EP Rose & Briar in 2015, since then, they have been busy touring Ireland, the UK and Europe, opening for acts such as Villagers, Roy Harper and Lisa Hannigan as well as selling out headline shows in Ireland, Paris and Switzerland.
They have made numerous television and live radio appearances in Ireland and were featured in Ep. II of Myles O’Reilly and Donal Dineen’s music programme This Ain’t No Disco in March 2017. They were also part of ‘Imagining Home’, a live broadcast concert in the National Concert Hall of Ireland, 2016, curated by Glen Hansard, Philip King and Gary Sheehan.
In October 2017 they launched their debut, self-titled album to great acclaim. “Ye Vagabonds” comprises of harmony-rich folk music, influenced by Irish traditional music, Appalachian singing, and the 1960’s folk revival.Their second album is scheduled for release early 2018.