World Traditions: Xylouris White & Navá
𝗟𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗻𝘆 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗱 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬
Friday 24th January, 8pm
EARLY BIRD TICKET €8 plus booking fee.
After December 1st €15 / 12
Xylouris White is a musical collaboration established in 2013, involving Greek singer and laouto player George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White, best known for his work with Dirty Three, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Cat Power and Bill Callahan.
“There’s an ancient sense of purity to this music which seems a cut above any similar projects” – The Quietus
“This transcendental folk, deconstructed by the volatile rhythms of post-rock, demands to be danced to, and when the music hit the loud and fast end of the spectrum – an all-out head-banging mosh” – The Guardian
Navá is a group of young musicians exploring the relationship between the ancient musical cultures of Ireland and Persia. It is comprised of folk/bluegrass musicians Paddy Kiernan and Niall Hughes, and Iranian born brothers Shahab and Shayan Coohe. Since forming in early 2016 they have performed at Bray Jazz Festival, Electric Picnic, Celtic Connections Festival, WOMEX 2018, as part of the ‘Listen At’ and ‘Kaleidoscope’ concert series, and have received national airplay on RTE1’s ‘Arena Arts Show’ and RTE Lyric FM’s ‘The Blue of the Night’.
Letterkenny Trad Week 2020
Friday 24 January, 8pm