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Islander Presents: JFDR


A busy week at HQ...

JFDR (Iceland) Irish Tour

22 Aug: The Grand Social (Presented by Homebeat & Islander)
23 Aug: Róisín Dubh, Galway
24 Aug: Connolly's of Leap, West Cork

Iceland's Jófríður Ákadóttir (Samaris, Pascal Pinon, Gangly) is no stranger to Ireland, having performed on these shores many times before. She returns this August for three select shows in Dublin, Galway & Cork.

JFDR is a blend of cyclical guitar parts, soft minimal soundscapes, and poetic wonderings of a journey that ends where it began.

Drawing from classical, folk, and electronic backgrounds, JFDR amalgamates the sounds of changing seasons, her voice a current that moves from rough seas to smooth waters. But perhaps JFDR shines the most in her capacity as a wordsmith, employing rich imagery to evoke the subtle emotions embedded in each song. Her first full length album, co-produced with legendary multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily, was released March 17th 2017.

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8:00 PM20:00

Homebeat and Islander Present: Mammal Hands (UK) & Loah

Homebeat & Islander are delighted to present the Irish debut of dynamic and expressive contemporary Jazz trio Mammal Hands(UK) with support on the night from very special guest Loah.

Mammal Hands

Captivating, ethereal and majestic, Mammal Hands (saxophonist Jordan Smart, pianist Nick Smartand drummer and percussionist Jesse Barrett) have carved out a refreshingly original sound from a disparatearray of influences.

Their unique sound grew out of long improvised rehearsals to sit as a mesmerising live and recorded presence and has seen them travel the world to perform to great acclaim.

SOUNDS LIKE :: Portico Quartet | GoGo Penguin


Described as “a conduit between two cultures” by Village Voice, the singer has combined her West African and Irish roots to create a wholly unique sound which she calls “Art Soul”, bringing in elements of afro-soul singing, classical and jazz arrangements, and straight-up indie rock and funk songwriting.

TICKETS : €12.50 +

DOORS : 8pm

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8:00 PM20:00

DB & Islander Present: Katie Kim & Radie Peat



DB and Islander Presents

A night of musical stories with Katie Kim and Radie Peat (Lankum, Rue) 

Presented in association with MusicTown

Saturday April 14th
Pepper Canister Church
Doors 8pm

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Katie Kim and Radie Peat (Lankum, Rue) will collaborate and perform together for a special performance of musical stories as part of Musictown 2018. 

It will see these two unique artists from different musical conditions arrange a concert of songs including murder ballads, folklore, traditional and contemporary musical arrangements. 

Written by themselves and written by others that came before. To bind together themes of the human condition. Darkness through light, misadventure and grief. Revenge and swollen hearts. A night of laments. 


Brilliant Artwork by Tiny Little Horse

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3:30 PM15:30

Islander Presents... Landless at The Roundy, Cork city

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The Roundy, 1 Castle Street, Cork City

26th January 2018

Doors 8:30pm


The first Islander show is a small intimate show in Cork city featuring one of the country's most exciting trad/folk groups Landless, with support from local singer-songwriter Leah Sohotra.

Landless are Ruth Clinton, Meabh Meir, Sinead Lynch and Lily Power. They sing unaccompanied traditional songs from Irish, Scottish, English and American traditions in close four part harmony. Their repertoire features songs of love, death and lamentation, as well as work songs, shape-note hymns and more recently penned folk songs. Landless have performed in a variety of settings, both in Ireland and abroad, and are closely involved with traditional singing sessions in Dublin and Belfast.

They perform their first Cork headline show in The Roundy, the new home of the iconic Plugd Records, and support from the night will be the old-time Americana stylings of Leah Sohotra, who has started to make her name off the back of a few support slots with Cork favourite Mick Flannery.

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