Inni-K’s contemporary music draws on her extensive background in folk and traditional Irish music, as she ventures into new musical territories. Her original songwriting career (The Hare and the Line
Inni-K’s contemporary music draws on her extensive background in folk and traditional Irish music, as she ventures into new musical territories. Her original songwriting career (The Hare and the Line 2019 and The King has Two Horse’s Ears 2015) combines her unique approach to songwriting with deft musicianship, evocative lyrics and ethereal vocals. She has performed, toured and recorded with Ré – traditional group including Cormac Begley, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Maitiú Ó Casaide and Peter O’Toole. She has shared the stage with such varied and renowned musicians as Malian kora master Toumani Diabaté, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Glen Hansard, Wallis Bird and Lisa O’Neill.
Released in February 2022, Inni-K’s third album, Iníon, sees her immersed in her extensive background in sean-nós and traditional song. Together with her exceptionally skilled collaborators, from jazz to classical, Inni-K searches out the beauty, tradition and ancient pathos of sean-nós in a contemporary, vital and unique re-imagining. She is a singer both reaching back into a deeply held tradition, while simultaneously pressing out against its very edges. Inni-K sets out to create a re-hearing, in a way, of something dear, something essential, and in doing so, she has – with fellow collaborators – created a bold, new and contemporary experience of sean-nós song for her listener.
Fiddler, Adam Agee, and guitarist, Jon Sousa (pictured below) began playing together in Boulder, Colorado in 2005. Moving to Ireland in 2008, they lived in Ennis, County Clare, taking part in the vibrant session community there, while Jon earned an MA in Traditional Irish Music Performance at the University of Limerick. Moving back to Boulder in 2009, they continued to hone their sound as a duo. They now tour in the United States and internationally. As educators, Adam and Jon teach Irish tunes and technique at music camps, festivals and international schools across the world. With over 42,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, their most popular track has reached well over three-quarters of a million plays.
Tickets, each costing €20 plus €1 fee, are available from https://fiddlefair.com/inni-k.
(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ballylinchy, Baltimore, Co. Cork
Baltimore Fiddle Fair