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This is How we Fly are at a stage in our development where we are looking to record and release the follow-up to our acclaimed first album. In our six year history, we have been lucky enough to perform all around Ireland, Europe and the US and what has become a special and vital aspect of this band is how different and unique each concert is.
It is for this reason that we have decided to record this album in front of a live audience over three evenings in January 2017 in the Fumbally Stables, Dublin 8. There will be a small crowd at each concert, and each will be unique and special. The entire three days will be professionally recorded and filmed and the result will be a finished album to distribute to all of the supporters who pledged on fund:it. This opportunity closes at the end of December // Click here for more details!
"You'll be charmed and even dazzled by this jazz-tinged stylishly modernized quartet of fiddle, clarinet, drums and, best of all, percussive dance."
"Elusive and mercurial... It’s a bold and unfamiliar path, full of surprising diversions that reveal themselves surreptitiously. This is fresh-faced, unboxable music."
"Evocative and heartfelt, TIHWF's music is an elegant and haunting celebration of tradition and modernity that extols the possibilities of modern folk music to surprise and delight."
"A singular, stylish and somewhat startling proposition... Its flights of fancy suggest journeys of a more questing, challenging and interior kind."
Traditional music, wherever you find it, has not stood aloof from the tools of change that characterize life in our modern world. As you listen to This is How we Fly, you might find yourself raising delightful questions as to the place, potency and possibilities of old music in a new environment. Or you might find yourself released from the games your mind likes to play, as you submit to its textured and seductive sound world.
TIHWF brings together four musicians, each of them rooted in different cultures and musical vocabularies, each on the cusp of their most fertile and creative years. Individually, each member has carved out a reputation for not just mastering their chosen fields, but rising above, redefining and renewing the musical world they come from. A sublime Irish fiddler who’s not afraid to step outside convention, a sophisticated Appalachian hard shoe dancer stepping into the rhythmic foreground, a thoughtful Dublin jazzman who has moved beyond the linear constraints of the genre, and a lyrical Swedish percussionist redefining the melodic and sonic place of drums within the contours of traditional song.
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh //
Seán Mac Erlaine //
clarinets & electronics
Nic Gareiss //
Petter Berndalen //
drums & electronics