Samhain Sessions Music Programme

Samhain Sessions Music Programme

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Samhain Sessions

Samhain Sessions returns to Derry Halloween with three intimate gigs under the giant Samhain Moon and some of Ireland’s finest musicians. 

Lisa Hannigan | Kitt Philippa

Where : Guildhall
Dates: 28th,  30th October
Times: 9pm – 11pm

The opening night of Samhain Sessions will see Mercury-prize nominated and multiple Meteor Award winner, Lisa Hannigan play a very special solo gig underneath the moon at The Guildhall. Lisa Hannigan’s music has garnered her international acclaim. Hannigan’s debut album, Sea Saw, thrust her into the well-deserved spotlight and saw her emerge as a performer who could leave a room breathless. After five years in the making and with the help of Aaron Dessner from The National, her latest album, At Swim, is described as a thing of beauty, subtle but loaded with emotion. Don’t miss this breath-taking artist live.

Tickets : https://bit.ly/2yB9ppR

 

David Kitt | Joshua Burnside | Malojian

Where : Guildhall
Dates: 29th  October
Times: 9pm – 11pm

Night 2 of Samhain Sessions features an amazing triple bill of some of Ireland’s finest songwriters, David Kitt, Malojian and Joshua Burnside.

David Kitt returns to Samhain Sessions supporting his critically acclaimed album ‘Yous’. The album was hailed as “a fine and heartfelt album” by The IrishTimes, “a sublime, introspective, soother of a solo album” by Louder than War, “an exceptional exploration of electronic plains nestled between a valley of folk-fused sentimentality” by Totally Dublin, and “a stunning record filled with sentimentality” by The Thin Air. Come see Kitt at peak powers on what promises to be another classic Samhain Sessions gig at The Guildhall.

Experimental folk songwriter and producer Joshua Burnside is something of a regional anomaly. With a brooding, powerful sound echoing artists of places afar and time long gone, his enthralling craft defies local comparison in striving towards an aesthetic as much as visual as it is sonic. Recorded at home in Lisbane, Co. Down, his new single ‘Black Dog Sin’ is the current distillation of his increasingly unmistakable approach; a fragile, yet ultimately commanding, chamber folk sound gloriously underpinned with unique zeal.

Over the last few years, Malojian has released 4 stunning solo albums, along the way collaborating with some musical legends, including Steve Albini, who earned his chops producing Nirvana, The Pixies etc. His latest album features Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M., Atoms For Peace, Roger Waters), Gerry Love (Teenage Fanclub), Jon Thorne (Yorkston/Thorne/Khan, Lamb) and more…But it’s Malojian’s own voice and songs that sets him apart from the crowd.

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2NqVUT4

 

Col Mac Com Iomaire | Elma Orkestra

Where : Guildhall
Dates:  30th October
Times: 9pm – 11pm

The closing night of Samhain Sessions will feature performances from Colm Mac Con Iomaire and Elma Orkestra.

Violinist, composer, turner of tunes,In a crowded field of outstanding Irish fiddle players and interpreters of traditional music, Colm Mac Con Iomaire is unique. Colm Mac Con Iomaire came from a musical family of Irish-speaking Dubliners. Raised on both classical and Irish traditional music, he developed quickly, forming the Celtic folk group Kíla in 1987 with several of his classmates from secondary school. Colm went on to found and play with The Frames with Glen Hansard. His two acclaimed solo albums, And Now The Weather, and The Hares Corner are two albums of instrumental compositions which far transcend his traditional music roots into something more singularly cinematic. His work in TV, Film and Theatre has allowed him to progress and mature as an orchestrator of his own compositions.

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2xIQk3I