Celebrating a decade of music together, The Bonny Men (above) will take the stage for St Patrick’s Festival along with Jiggy and the Shandrum Céilí Band Comprising seven individuals, each masters
Celebrating a decade of music together, The Bonny Men (above) will take the stage for St Patrick’s Festival along with Jiggy and the Shandrum Céilí Band
Comprising seven individuals, each masters of their own instrument, with titles including TG4 Gradam Ceoil for Young Musician of the Year, and double World Bodhrán Champion, more accolades have followed in recent times, with nominations for the Best Folk Band and Best Folk Track in the RTE Radio 1 Folk Awards. Since forming in 2011, The Bonny Men have become one of the most exciting acts to emerge on the traditional music scene. With three critically acclaimed studio albums in 10 years, the band have been taking their collective musical experience and have shaped a sound that delivers Irish music with a new and vibrant sound, all underpinned with the unique driving arrangements that are their trade mark
More of a collective than an orthodox band, Jiggy’s flexible line-up mixes Irish traditional music, world rhythms and cutting-edge dance grooves. Their 2017 debut album, Translate, was described by Folk Radio UK Magazine as ‘an exceptional and intoxicating album that will find its way into the heart and soul of an ever increasing audience.’ Their 2018 video, Silent Place, has garnered over 35 million views online. Reaching a new global audience as a result, Translate went to number 1 in the world music charts in Ireland, United States, Canada, France, Australia, Poland and Britain, making them a popular attraction for festival audiences worldwide. Their follow-up album, Hypernova, also reached number 1 in the world music charts in 2020. The band are currently working on their third album which is due for release in June.
In 2017 The Shandrum Ceilí Band joined a very select group of céilí bands to achieve the three-in-a-row of the All-Ireland Senior Céilí Band championships at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. The hat-trick was the culmination of a run that began in 2015 when the band completed the rare feat of winning the title at their first attempt. Based in Charleville, on the Cork-Limerick border, the band also released their debut album, The Dawn, in 2017 – drawing on the repertoire of the old Shandrum Céilí Band, continuing the link between past and present.
This event is free.
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mainstage @ Festival Quarter
National Museum, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7
Saint Patrick's Festival