KILA

CONTEMPORARY IRISH WORLD MUSIC.

Formed at school in Dublin’s late 1980’s, Kíla have come to be considered one of Ireland’s most exciting and innovative bands. Their unique and ever evolving  sound, while rooted in tradition, is inspired by a myriad of influences from all around the world.

Often defined as contemporary Irish world music, Kíla fuse Gaelic lyrics, Irish folk instruments such as Fiddles, Uilleann Pipes, Bodhrán, Bones and Woodwinds with Djembe, Congas, Drums, Mandolins, Brass, Bass, Acoustic and Electric Guitars.

Kíla’s eight members come from the differing musical backrounds of  traditional, classical and rock. The result is always a fresh blend of freewheeling instrumentals, furious jigs, and primal rhythms that transcend the traditional boundaries of Irish music.

KILA

CONTEMPORARY IRISH WORLD MUSIC.

Formed at school in Dublin’s late 1980’s, Kíla have come to be considered one of Ireland’s most exciting and innovative bands. Their unique and ever evolving  sound, while rooted in tradition, is inspired by a myriad of influences from all around the world.

Often defined as contemporary Irish world music, Kíla fuse Gaelic lyrics, Irish folk instruments such as Fiddles, Uilleann Pipes, Bodhrán, Bones and Woodwinds with Djembe, Congas, Drums, Mandolins, Brass, Bass, Acoustic and Electric Guitars.

Kíla’s eight members come from the differing musical backrounds of  traditional, classical and rock. The result is always a fresh blend of freewheeling instrumentals, furious jigs, and primal rhythms that transcend the traditional boundaries of Irish music.

Kíla have enjoyed collaborating with many renowned musicians and artists. They recorded a number 1 single “The Ballad of Ronnie Drew” with U2, The Dubliners, Shane MacGowan, Sinead O’Connor, Glen Hansard, The Corrs, Christy Moore, Damien Dempsey and a host of other artists with proceeds going to the Irish Cancer Society. The song was later included on a U2.com collaborations album DUALS (2012):

Kíla are widely renowned for their energetic performances and have played in over 30 countries in North America, Asia, Austral Asia, Africa and Europe, notable festivals include the Montreux Jazz Festival,  numerous WOMADs worldwide, the Sziget Festival Hungary and closer to home Glastonbury and The Electric Picnic. The band have also had the privilege of playing at Special Olympics Opening Ceremony and Possibilities; the event that welcomed the Dalai Lama to Ireland. In 2016 Kíla closed the Cambridge Folk Festival with Imelda May joining them onstage.

Kíla have enjoyed collaborating with many renowned musicians and artists. They recorded a number 1 single “The Ballad of Ronnie Drew” with U2, The Dubliners, Shane MacGowan, Sinead O’Connor, Glen Hansard, The Corrs, Christy Moore, Damien Dempsey and a host of other artists with proceeds going to the Irish Cancer Society. The song was later included on a U2.com collaborations album DUALS (2012):

Kíla are widely renowned for their energetic performances and have played in over 30 countries in North America, Asia, Austral Asia, Africa and Europe, notable festivals include the Montreux Jazz Festival,  numerous WOMADs worldwide, the Sziget Festival Hungary and closer to home Glastonbury and The Electric Picnic. The band have also had the privilege of playing at Special Olympics Opening Ceremony and Possibilities; the event that welcomed the Dalai Lama to Ireland. In 2016 Kíla closed the Cambridge Folk Festival with Imelda May joining them onstage.

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