Lankum are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, whistles, concertina, accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes alongside their own original material.
Their debut album ‘Cold Old Fire’ was released in 2014, and achieved enormous success in the UK folk charts in the wake of the bands first live TV performance on BBC’s “Later with Jools Holland. ” Since then Lankim have gone on to play some of the major fesitvals in Europe and the UK.
The band were nominated for RTÉ’s Choice Music Prize Album of the Year 2017.
Lankum have also appeared on the recent season of Other Voices which aired on Thursday 8th of March 2018.
‘The most exciting album of traditional Irish song in decades.’
‘A sure contender for any Irish album of the year lists.’
‘A passionate, utterly engrossing album.’
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