The Young Folk, Skipper’s Alley and Let’s Set Sail
Lost Lane are so excited to bring together these three absolutely magic acts ranging from folk to electronic, all three are incredibly talented bands.
|The Young Folk, Skipper's Alley and Let's Set Sail - 4th May 2019||€15.00|
Skipper’s Alley are a contemporary Irish folk band with an old-school approach. Their influences range from folk revival bands such as Planxty and The Dubliners to experimental solo players like Tommie Potts and Séamus Ennis.
Once described as “”a young Irish ensemble who look like a punk band and sound like The Chieftains” Skipper’s Alley specialise in raw, high-octane Irish dance tunes on Uilleann Pipes, Flute, Whistles, Fiddle and banjo, and in gritty, passionate renditions of traditional song.
Since forming in 2013 Skipper’s Alley have garnered wide critical praise, appeared on national and international TV, and toured on four continents. Write-ups include The Irish Times (★★★★), The Living Tradition, Folk Radio UK, Folk World, and Celtic Music Radio (★★★★★). TV appearances include S4C’s ‘Lorient’ as well as RTÉs ‘Fleadh!’ and The Late Late Show. Festival appearances include Electric Picnic (Ireland), Festival Interceltique de Lorient (France), The Stan Rogers Folk Festival (Canada), Spring Fest (India) and The Dayton Ohio Irish Fest (USA).
In 2014, Skipper’s Alley released their self-titled debut album under the production of Trevor Hutchinson (Lúnasa, The Waterboys, Sharron Shannon). To date the record has received wide critical acclaim and sold out several repressings.
Skipper’s Alley are currently touring regularly in North America and are hard at work on a second album due for release in Winter 2019.
The Young Folk
Having spent the last two years extensively touring Australia, New Zealand and America, and following another sold out tour of New Zealand in January and February, The band return to Dublin for their first Irish gig of 2019, playing an acoustic set of new material in Dublin’s newest venue, Lost Lane.
In between tours, songwriters Paul Butler and Anthony Furey have spent the last year writing and recording a third studio album with the release expected late 2019. The band have taken their time with the new album as they feel they’re moving in a new direction.
“”This new album has been a long time coming and we think it shows maturity in our music, with the new songs taking on a different direction but keeping those folk influences””
Let’s Set Sail
Let’s Set Sail began as a songwriting project for two university students studying classical music composition. This project has gradually evolved into a 4-piece band, tastefully blending acoustic and synthetic textures to produce well-crafted electronic folk songs. These songs contain honest, relatable lyrics that often permeate the music with a distinctly Dublin flavour.
Let’s Set Sail’s EP, ‘The Nothingness of Now’, is out now on Homebeat Presents.
“”A delightful mix of ambient folk and upbeat electronic sounds”” – Nialler9
“”You’re unlikely to find something directly comparable with their unique sound”” – Hot Press
The Nothingness of Now EP: https://open.spotify.com/album/3ioqQqTmADfhC7KVgPPtAA
Five of Trumps (Live Session) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3zwLLGwkEE