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Barbican announces a new concert with Dublin four-piece, Lankum

Group shot of Lankum sitting on a patch of moonlight grass next to a forest

Following a three-year hiatus, Dublin folk four-piece Lankum will perform at the Barbican on 4 May. The final stop in a series of special European concert dates, the band will perform material from their latest album The Livelong Day (Rough Trade, 2019).

Blending alternative folk and psychedelia, The Livelong Day helped cement Lankums reputation as one of the most unique and talked about groups to emerge from Ireland in decades. Described by the band as asongbook for the people’, the album features reworkings of folk standards such asThe Wild RoverandKatie Cruelalongside originals written by the band.

Lankum are Ian Lynch (uillean pipes, tin whistle, vocals), Daragh Lynch (vocals, guitar) with Cormac Mac Diarmada (fiddle) and Radie Peat (harmonium, accordion, vocals). Together, they channel a diverse set of influences and histories, gaining international acclaim for their engrossing albums and captivating, often euphoric live performances.


Praise for The Livelong Day:

Imagine a folk album influenced by the ambient textures of Sunn O))) and Swans, plus the sonic intensity of Xylouris White and My Bloody Valentine... Vocal harmonies evoke the witchy barrenness of Portisheads Third.” — The Guardian 5/5

A fierce and fragile masterpieceThe Irish Times, 5/5

Things are heavier and more apocalyptic-sounding than everSpellbindingBillboard

Produced by the Barbican in association with Upset the Rhythm.
On sale to Barbican members on Wed 26 October 2022.
On general sale on Fri 28 October 2022-10-23.

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