Balkan Riu Sound System

Monday 13th July, 10.00pm

Earagail Arts Festival in association with the Regional Cultural Centre present

Balkan Riu Sound System

Plus Calamity Gin & The Sour Tones

Tritrad – the musicians of Balkan Alien Sound (Ire) and RIU (Cat) come together to perform an ensemble concert exploring the musical styles of Ireland, Catalonia and the Balkans. Especially prepared for the Earagail Arts Festival and a fitting closing night party of the Donegal International Folk & Roots Festival, this collaboration will be a melting pot of music and culture not to be missed.

Balkan Alien Sound –a passion for travel, Balkan music and culture brought this Irish group together, united by an ethos fuelled by the exploration and celebration of cultural diversity through music. Influences in traditional music, classical, jazz, rock and folk pepper and permeate the eclectic seven-piece sound.

Initiated in September 2010 with the objective of working the Catalan Countries’ folk music from a new perspective Riu are Influenced by the big bands of the new European folk scene such as Lúnasa, LAU and Felpeyu.

Calamity Gin and the Sour Tones is the creation of local vocalist Calamity Gin. Now joined by The Sour Tones – Fionn Robinson (electric lead), Emmet Toner (acoustic guitar/bass) and Ronan McConnell (mandolin) they create a truly musical feast.