VENUE: St James’ Church
DATE: Dé Sathairn – 4th May
“the sound of a fine band honing a distinctive sound” – Lauren Murphy, Sunday Times Culture
“stake their claim to being among the finest singers in the country” – Edwin McFee, Hot Press
“Prepare to be spellbound” – Sligo Live Festival
“hollers for a chance to be heard in a live setting, so rich is its lyrical tapestry” – Siobhan Long, Irish Times
“a knockout and one of the best acts at the festival” – Sandy Brady, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Australia
“this bands musical penchant: perfected simplicity” – Colleen Taylor, The Irish Echo
Noelie McDonnell, Noriana Kennedy and Nicola Joyce combine as The Whileaways to create a beguiling tapestry of harmonies, tradition and beautifully crafted original songs.
Fantastic sibling-like harmonies, captivating lyrics and subtle accompaniment mark The Whileaways’ sound, which has been described as ‘perfected simplicity’ (Irish Echo, USA). In their latest album ‘From What We’re Made’, released in July 2018, The Whileaways’ stake their claim to being among the finest singers in the country’ with an album “laden with absolutely stunning melodies and harmonies” (Edwin McFee, Hotpress). Not surprisingly the band were nominated as ‘Best Folk Band’ and ‘Best Folk Album’ in the RTE Radio 1 Folk Awards following a sell-out Irish album launch tour. ??
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