Songs of the Fjord and the Glen: A Tour
Centring around the resonating voices of Lorcán Mac Mathúna from Ireland and Raphael de Cock from Belgium, the Northern Lights trio is doing an Irish tour in January and February 2013 for the first time since their 2011 debut album Dubh agus Geal – Darkness and Light.
Northern Lights combine Irish and Scandinavian traditional music and songs, across shared themes of exile, superstition, ghosts and landscape. De Cock and Mac Mathúna, backed by the percussive guitar of Rémi Decker, have found similarities in how such themes are expressed in Irish and Scandinavian music. As the publicity material puts it: the dialogue ‘shows that these expressions of human nature are so fundamental that you recognise them instantly regardless of [being] separated by language and distance.’
Northern Lights are: Lorcán Mac Mathúna (voice, srutti); Raphael de Cock (uilleann pipes, low whistle, voice, chatkhan, hardanger fiddle, jews harp); and Rémi Decker (guitar, pipes).
Thursday, 17 January, 9pm: Sea Angling club, Howth, Co Dublin.
Sunday, 20 January, 8.30pm: Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey, Co Donegal.
Tuesday, 22 January, 8.30pm: The Grand Folk Club, At the Grand Social, Dublin.
Wednesday, 23 January, 8pm: St. John’s, Listowel, Co Kerry.
Thursday, 24 January, 9pm: De Barra’s Clonakilty, Co Cork.
Friday, 25 January, 8pm: Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet, Co Mayo.
Thursday, 7 February, 8pm: Christchurch, Waterford.
Friday, 8 February, 8pm: The Franciscan Church, Henry Street, Limerick (for Wireless Folk).
Saturday, 9 February, 8pm: The Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo (with WeBanjo3).
Published on 4 December 2012