Gatehouse combine traditional songs with rollicking tunes. The group base their sound around the traditional west of Ireland combination of flute and fiddle. And with innovative accompaniment, their music draws the listener into a world of infectious rhythms and soothing vocals.
The superb line-up consists of singer Rachel Garvey, Jacinta McEvoy on guitar and concertina, John McEvoy on fiddle and mandolin and John Wynne on flute and whistles.
Based in Roscommon, Gatehouse have toured internationally, played prestigious festivals (including Return To London Town, The Trip To Birmingham Festival, Fleadh Cheoil Na hEireann, The Copenhagen Irish Festival) and recorded two albums.
Their first album, Tús Nua, received five-star reviews and in 2016 was on The Irish Times short list for album of the year. Their critically acclaimed second album, Heather Down The Moor, released in 2019, features classic English and Scottish folk songs along with original compositions from fiddler, John McEvoy.