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The New Folk- Ailbhe Reddy, Karrie O'Sullivan, Ciara Sidine

The New Folk- Ailbhe Reddy, Karrie O'Sullivan, Ciara Sidine

St. Werburgh's Church,   Dublin

28/01/2018 17:30


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General Admission: €14.99 incl. booking fee
Doors 5:30pm | Performance Starts 6.00pm

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The New Folk with Ailbhe Reddy, Ciara Sidine & Karrie O'Sullivan

Influenced by the likes of Liane La Havas, Fiona Apple and Hundred Waters, Ailbhe continues to impress with a sublime EP built on solid song writing, intricate melodies and radio friendly hooks. Ailbhe has been making huge waves in her native Ireland ever since a homemade demo of her song ‘Cover Me’ was used in a Today FM radio advert in 2014. Later that year her first single, ‘Flesh & Blood’ garnered excellent reviews and was featured as Song of the Day on Folk Radio UK. She went on to feature on almost every major Irish festival line up in 2016 including Electric Picnic, Body & Soul, Hard Working Class Heroes, Knockanstockan and others. Those who have seen her stunning set for Irish TV show Other Voices in Dingle will know that her TradFest performance will be amongst our hottest tickets for 2018!

Ciara Sidine plays TradFest hot on the heels of an acclaimed second album Unbroken Line (RTE Album of the Week; 'outstanding....a compelling mix of aesthetic brilliance and poignant empathy' Hot Press) which has placed her at the forefront of the Irish alt country folk scene. In the tradition, Sidine's songwriting is underpinned by themes of ordinary struggles, forgotten histories and the fight for restitution - never captured more effectively than in the songs Finest Flower, which prompted touching responses from survivors of mother and baby homes across Ireland, or Trouble Come Find Me. Sidine's work has been likened to that of Gillian Welch, Maria McKee and Alison Krauss, but the singer-songwriter is very much her own voice, and her show at TradFest promises to be a remarkable showcase for this vital new talent.

Currently working on her third album with guitarist and producer Jimmy Smyth, Karrie was something of a latecomer to the music industry, waiting until the grand old age of thirty four to write her first song, ‘Stay Away’. Karrie trained horses for 15 years plus in her home Co Kerry, and during the years she spent breaking & schooling young horses, music was a vital companion. When recession hit and closed the business she looked inward to find her muse. The youngest of nine in a music loving family, Karrie was exposed to the music tastes of her older siblings including Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, Tom Waits and more. She was in good company. One to watch!