Navá, an exciting Irish Persian ensemble, is coming to Letterkenny
The group will be performing in the RCC on Friday, 24th January as part of the sixth annual Letterkenny Trad Week, presented in association with An Grianán Theatre.
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’.
Also performing in the RCC on the same night will be Xylouris White, 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.
Xylouris White is firmly rooted in the past and future, playing Cretan music of original and traditional composition.
Xylouris is known and loved by Cretans and Greeks at home and abroad and has been playing professionally from age 12. Jim White is an Australian drummer known and loved throughout the world as the drummer of Dirty Three, Venom P Stinger and now Xylouris White.
Letterkenny Trad Week, 19th to 26th January 2020, is brought to you by the Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny and An Grianán Theatre, with the kind support of Donegal County Council, The Donegal News (Media Partner), Music Network, Arts Council Ireland and Earagail Arts Festival.
More information and tickets for all events are available HERE, Tel 07491 20777, on in person from An Grianán Theatre Box Office, Port Road, Letterkenny.
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