Talisk & Doolin' - 8/15/18Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:00 PM Doors / 8:00 PM Start / Ends 10:30 PM (ESTIMATED ENDING TIME)
Talisk & Doolin' - 8/15/18
at City Winery Chicago
- 6:00 PM
- 8:00 PM
- 10:30 PM (ESTIMATED ENDING TIME)
Barely four years since their formation, Talisk have already stacked up several major awards for their pyrotechnic yet artfully woven sound – including Folk Band of the Year 2017 at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and a 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award.
Mohsen Amini’s concertina, Hayley Keenan’s fiddle and Graeme Armstrong’s guitar meld seamlessly together to produce a unique force that has taken them to many corners of Europe, throughout the UK on their own headline tours, to Canada, Australia and – from 2018 – the United States. World-leading festival appearances include the Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark’s Tønder, Celtic Colours in Cape Breton, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, Celtic Connections and Brittany’s Festival Interceltique de Lorient – whilst the trio’s captivating signature has also been recognized by the wider industry, through official showcase selections at both WOMEX 17 and Folk Alliance International 2018.
Whilst their touring history may far bely their years, so to does their unfailing energy and stage presence. With a second album in the pipeline, alongside heavy touring throughout 2018 and beyond, theirs remains a star firmly on the ascent.
Doolin' is France's premiere Celtic band whose name derives from the little village of musical fame in south-west Ireland. Born in 2005 from an encounter between six accomplished musicians, from its inception Doolin' perfected a mixture of novel musical genres.
Whilst some of the band were immersed in the world of traditional Irish music, and others were active in the jazz scene or in the pop rock wave of the 80s and 90s, they found a common love in traditional Irish music. From ballads to furiously fast jigs, from their own compositions to traditional tunes, Doolin' offers a rich palette of sound.
Their self-titled debut for Compass Records is one of the freshest and most exciting Celtic records of the year. Natives of Toulouse, Doolin' worked with legendary Irish guitarist John Doyle in the producer's chair to achieve a sound uniquely their own deeply rooted in traditional Celtic music but wonderfully flavoured with French chanson, American roots music and even hip hop straight from the streets of Paris.
Ireland has produced a great number of exceptionally talented groups - Dervish, Altan, L˙nasa, to name but a few - but bands have also formed throughout the world to celebrate Irish music. Doolin' forms an integral part of this movement of renewal and is one of its most promising protagonists. From the intimate atmosphere of an Irish pub to the spectacle of the international concert stage, this sextet has been support act to major names such as Altan, Kevin Burke, Martin Hayes and MairtÌn O'Connor. But they have also toured heavily as a headline and festival act with appearances like Celtic Legends and the Tall Ships Festival.
Inspired by the purest tradition, Doolin' combines instrumentals, vocals and original compositions in a resolutely modern style. The arrangements, at times taking their inspiration from pop-rock, folk, jazz, funk or even rap (and always in the best taste), emit great energy.
That's Doolin' - Irish music with a French touch!