Doors 8 pm
Skipper’s Alley are a 7-piece ensemble whose dynamic take on traditional Irish music has garnered critical praise.
Described by The Irish Times as “gloriously three-dimensional”, the group spring from harp-accompanied Sean-Nós songs to feral, unkempt sets of reels, creating a sound that is both “scintillating” and “a model of tender delicacy” (David Kidman, The Living Tradition).
Skipper’s Alley first came to prominence in the summer of 2013 after winning the ‘Loic Raison Trophy’ at Brittany’s Interceltique de Lorient festival, an award previously won by such established acts as Danú, Clannad, and The Bothy Band. In the same six-month period, the group launched an EP, made their live television debut on The Late Late Show. They were also the subject of an hour-long radio special on RTÉ’s ‘Céilí House’. The band continue to enjoy success on the back of their live shows and the release of their critically-acclaimed debut album ‘Skipper’s Alley’.