The Gig Cartel - Artist profiles: Kila

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Kíla fuse Irish (Gaeilge) lyrics, folk instruments; Fiddles, Uilleann pipes, Bodhrán, Bones and Woodwinds with Djembe, Congas, Drums, Mandolin, Brass, acoustic and electric guitars. The result is a fresh blend of freewheeling instrumentals, furious jigs, and primal rhythms that transcend the boundaries of traditional Irish music. Bristling with passion and energy!

Kíla celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2017 and continue to sound incredibly fresh and exciting. Formed at school in Dublin in the late 1980’s, they are heralded as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. Their unique sound has continued to evolve. Rooted in tradition, yet inspired by a myriad of influences and ideas from across the world.

The band continue to bring their ‘energetic, creative and wildly exuberant music’ (France’s Trad Mag), to festivals across Europe

The band are riding high on the success of their 2016 album ‘Suas Síos’, the writing of the remarkable music for Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar nominated films; The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, and the Emmy nominated documentary Ireland’s Wild River – The Secret Life Of The Shannon.

The band have produced 10 critically acclaimed studio albums and on St Patrick’s Day 2017, the long awaited Live album ‘Alive’, was released. Featuring fun and vibrant performances of favourite tracks from the vast Kíla back catalogue.

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