Kris Drever, Julie Fowlis, Aoife Ní Bhriain & Pádraig Rynne (Ireland/Scotland)

Kris Drever, Julie Fowlis, Aoife Ní Bhriain & Pádraig Rynne (Ireland/Scotland)

Tour Dates

Sun 15 Jan, 8pm National Opera House (Jerome Hynes Theatre), Wexford
Tues 17 Jan, 8pm The Sugar Club, Dublin 2
Wed 18 Jan, 8pm Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo
Thurs 19 Jan, 8pm glór, Ennis
Fri 20 Jan, 8.30pm Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda
Sat 21 Jan, 8pm Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
Sun 22 Jan, 8pm Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
Mon 23 Jan, 8pm Station House Theatre, Clifden
Tues 24 Jan, 8pm Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire

Embark on an odyssey of love, loss and wonder as four incredibly talented and creative musicians shape songs from ages past into something fresh, dynamic – and irresistible.

When it comes to moulding traditional sounds into contemporary songs, few match the inventiveness and heart-rending emotion of Orkney-born singer Kris Drever. Freewheeling guitarist with award-winning avant-folk trio Lau, Drever has been described by Q magazine as ‘the standard bearer’ of the folk music revival.

Drever’s no-holds barred approach is shared by Julie Fowlis, a silver-toned singer whose voice – ‘pure and elemental as a Hebridean seashore’ – has seen her become one of Gaelic music’s most celebrated global ambassadors.

Completing this outstanding line-up are multi-award winning fiddler Aoife Ní Bhriain, renowned for her technical virtuosity across both traditional and classical music genres and concertina player Padraig Rynne whose ensembles Guidewires, Dán and Triad have re-defined the boundaries of the traditional music world.


Kris Drever, voice, guitar
Julie Fowlis, voice, whistle
Aoife Ní Bhriain, fiddle
Padraig Rynne, concertina

Sun 15 Jan National Opera House (Jerome Hynes Theatre), Wexford 8pm , €16 / €14 053 9122144
Tues 17 Jan The Sugar Club, Dublin 2 8pm , €20 / €15 / €10 (students) 01 6787188 Music Network
Wed 18 Jan Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo 8pm , €18 / €15 / €9 (GoSee under 18s.) 071 9161518
Thurs 19 Jan glór, Ennis 8pm , €18 / €16 065 6843103
Fri 20 Jan Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda 8.30pm , €18 / €16 041 9875140
Sat 21 Jan Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge 8pm , €15 / €12 045 448327
Sun 22 Jan Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny 8pm , €12 / €10 074 9120777 (An Grianán)
Mon 23 Jan Station House Theatre, Clifden 8pm , €15 / €12 (on the door) 095 21699 (info only) Clifden Arts Society
Tues 24 Jan Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire 8pm , €18 / €16 01 2312929

Kris Drever & Julie Fowlis - When The Shouting Is Over (Live at Celtic Connections 2016)

Aoife Ní Bhriain performing with uilleann piper Mick O'Brien (Fürsteneck 2014)

Pádraig Rynne & Cillian Doheny: Set of Jigs (Fleadh Cheoil 2014 Sligo)

"Kris Drever is a serious talent"


"A sublime voice"

- The Observer [on Fowlis]

"Each tune celebrated in glorious technicolour thanks to the jagged-edged beauty of the musicianship"

- The Irish Times [on Ní Bhriain's Tunes from the Goodman Manuscripts]

"An incredibly forward looking and musically supple outfit that makes music which plays at the boundaries of style and genre."

- The Irish Echo, New York [on Rynne's Notify]