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

After a 3-year hiatus, Lankum are back for a special London appearance. 

Lankum have gained worldwide acclaim for their engrossing albums and captivating, often euphoric live performances. Their last album The Livelong Day, further developed their psychedelic take on folk music, and cemented their reputation as one of the most unique and talked about groups to emerge from Ireland in decades. 

Comprising brothers Ian Lynch (uillean pipes, tin whistle, vocals), Daragh Lynch (vocals, guitar) alongside Cormac Mac Diarmada (fiddle) and Radie Peat (harmonium, accordion, vocals), Lankum channel a diverse set of influences and histories to create a beautifully rare thing: a songbook from and for the people. Opening the show is Bristol-based group Tara Clerkin Trio, who expertly weave jazz with trip hop, electronica and psychedelia.

Tagged with: Contemporary music

Stage times:

7.30 – 8.10pm     Tara Clerkin Trio (support)

8.10 – 8.30pm     Interval

8.30 – 10pm        Lankum         

Stage times are approximate and may change.              

Produced by the Barbican in association with Upset the Rhythm


‘A thorough exploration and devastation of folk’s most conventional tropes is Lankum’s impressive game‘

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Martin Aston sits down with the Irish group that have redefined a generation of folk music ahead of their hotly anticipated Hall debut.

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