Traditional Music and Song

february, 2022

sun27feb9:00 pmKíla and Basork9:00 pm The Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Derry

Event Details

The Illuminate Festival in Derry presents Kíla (above) and Basork in concert.

Before lockdown hit in 2020 Kíla had showcased at the International Folk Alliance in New Orleans, and were due to perform at Lá ‘Le Pádraig festivals in Paris, London, Dublin and Kilkenny just as the Covid-19 lockdown caused the cancellation of over 60 gigs. But the disappointment of the lockdown was offset somewhat by winning the IFTA for Best Original Score for Tom Ó Súileabháin’s feature film, Arracht, which was entered in the Oscars in the foreign language film category. They also completed their collaboration with composer, Bruno Coulais, on Cartoon Saloon’s animated feature, Wolfwalkers, which won numerous awards and was nominated for an Annie (America’s most respected animation awards) for best music. They also recorded six concerts during lockdown culminating in a Wolfwalkers themed concert which was broadcast online and aired in all the Irish ambassadorial residencies and at Lá ‘le Pádraig gatherings worldwide .

Basork are a ten-piece fusion ensemble drawing on Irish, European and Middle Eastern music as the main influences on their compositions. Brass, strings and woodwind combine with big melodies and lots of improvisation.


(Sunday) 9:00 pm


The Guildhall

Guildhall Square, Derry

Health Guidelines for this Event

Other Health Guidelines This event will be run in compliance with local public health gudelines.


Illuminate Festival

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