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Billow Wood Announce National and International Tour Dates + New Music for 2020!

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Irish Acoustic Folk Band BILLOW WOOD announce Release of Double A:

‘Old Friend’ & ‘Running From Wolf’

taken from Album ‘Walls of Caves’ Out Fri March 6th 2020 + National & International Tour dates Announced! (see below)

Brand new Irish band Billow Wood, are a male/female four-piece who fuse their unique brand of instrumentation with multi-vocals and harmonies. They are influenced by Irish traditional and folk music often accompanied by bass and drums. They have just announced the release of their debut LP ‘Walls of Caves’ set to be released on Fri March 6th 2020. The LP was Mixed and Mastered by Martin Quinn, JAM Studios, Kells, Co Meath.

Winners of Ballyshannon’s Folk Festival showcase for their original music in July 2017, they went on to release their debut EP ‘Can you see me’. In October 2017 the band sold out the launch of the EP in Whelan’s Live Music Venue, Dublin. Since then, they have digitally released their new single ‘Two Doves’ which was chosen by Joe.ie as their song of the day. Check out the beautiful video to accompany it, directed by the very talented Ciarán O’Donnell

These four members are often outnumbered with instruments on stage with Mark O’Donnell on fiddle and guitar, Harry Lawlor on Harp and guitar, Ciara O’Donnell on Bodhrán, flute and whistles and Bríd O’Donnell on accordion. Nevertheless their blend of Irish instrumentation and vocal harmonies is a sound not to miss!

Upcoming Single ‘Running From Wolf’ uses the metaphor of a ‘Wolf’ depicting time,  chasing, gnawing at their back and how living in modern society has us always chasing time or searching to extend the amount of time we have. If we don’t ‘keep up the pace and pick up the slack’ we will not be able to survive efficiently. The second track on the Double A is ‘Old Friend’, a song inspired by a love and friendship lost, a reflection on past regrets, and the desire to reach out in friendship although the romance has failed.

The high energy, rhythmical chorus, punches and melodic tones to Billow Woods music is sure to set the band on the precipice of many a new fans in 2020, so be sure to keep up to date by checking out their website www.billowwood.com  as well as all the usual social media sites listed below!

International & National Tour dates 2020:

11.1.20 Royal Theater Castlebar, Mayo (Hermitage Green Support)

29.1.20 Ballina Arts Centre, Mayo (Album Prelaunch show)

7.3.20 Dudelange, Luxembourg (Zeltik Festival)

12.3.20 Billy-Montigny, France

13.3.20 Billy-Montigny, France

20.3.20 Ossingen, Switzerland

21.3.20 Herimenkeller, Switzerland

2.4.20 Monroe’s venue, Galway (TBC)

3.4.20 Dolan’s venue, Limerick (TBC)

4.4.20 Cuppa Tea TV, Shannon, Clare

5.4.20 Kenny’s venue, Lahinch (TBC)

11.4.20 Arnold’s Hotle, Dunfanaghy, Donegal

16.4.20 Whelans Venue, Dublin

6.5.20 Ghost Light Sessions, Donegal

22-31.5.20 Chicago – mini tour

12.5.20 Lichtergeld Folk Festival, Germany

11.6.20 Schleswig-Holstein Music Fest, Germany

20.7.20 Hanau Folk Festival, Germany

21.7.20 Bad Homburg, Open Air garden concert, Germany

2.8.20 Independence Festival, Cork

8.8.20 Fleadh Ceoil na hEireann, Mullingar (All Ireland Feladh)

9.10 – 22.11.20 Irish Folk Festival Tour, 34 show theatre tour around Germany.

 

Links to Social Media Sites:

https://www.facebook.com/billowwood

https://twitter.com/billowwoodmusic

https://www.instagram.com/billowwoodmusic/

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5jonCzFhMyr6jpWpG4I7js

Acoustic Duo KC VIK announce new single ‘The Gamblers Partner’

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Alt-folk/singer-songwriter Dublin based Acoustic Duo KC VIK announce new single ‘The Gamblers Partner‘ which is now available across all streaming sites. The duo consists of Ian Kinsella, a Kildare born musician of an Irish traditional back ground who was a  member of Gavin James’ Only Ticket Home Tour and Kaitlin Cullen-Verhauz from Manhattan, a classically trained cellist, graduating from music conservatory at age 18. She has performed both as a soloist and in various chamber ensembles in venues such as Merkin Concert Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Space, Weill Recital Hall, and Carnegie Hall.

KC VIK’s songwriting is powerful, and with their current goal to keep their sound as raw, edgy and real as possible, the pair create an incredibly full sound with just their instruments and no others and no extra layers. The end result of their debut release is a beautiful blend of very different learning curves leading to a very unique experience for the listener.

The pair have a cited a wide range of influences between them, absorbing as many genres as possible to broaden their spectrum of understanding and musical endeavours – Bob Dylan, Mstislav Rostropovich, Nickel Creek, Townes van Zandt, Solas, Lunasa, Yo-Yo Ma, James Taylor, Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, Fairport Convention and Moxie, to name but a few.

What you get here is stunning folk acoustic music at its best.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/kcvikduo/

https://www.instagram.com/kcvikduo/

You can check out the track which is streaming on spotify here: