Nominated for ‘Best Group’ and ‘Best Album’ in the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lankum have been described as “the most convincing band to come out of Ireland for years” (The Guardian). Formerly known as Lynched, this traditional four-piece folk group from Dublin combine haunting vocal harmonies with uilleann pipes, concertina, accordion, fiddle and guitar. Although heavily influenced by Irish legends such as Frank Harte, Planxty and The Dubliners, this “connected, rootsy and gutsy” (Mike Harding) group add subtle traces of American music hall, ambient techno and psychedelic folk into the mix.
Age guidance: 14+
On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.
Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.