For the last two years, Ye Vagabonds have been collecting songs from Ireland, many of them from the islands scattered around the coast, and now they bring these songs to the islands themselves. This Summer the brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn will embark on a tour of the islands. They will perform to those who inhabit our most sparse and barren sods of earth off in the Atlantic and fill them with tunes young and old on Summers evenings. This collection of songs will be released in a new album, breathing life into tunes long forgotten and shelved, and bringing a new slant into songs performed for decades and centuries. This is a unique tour by one of Ireland's most exciting groups at their creative prime.
This is the first of four announcements in the 'Islander Presents' series, which is an ambitious touring circuit for four of Ireland's most exciting traditional and folk acts. More to be announced. Ye Vagabonds' Tour of the Islands is supported generously by the Arts Council of Ireland.
July 7th - Sherkin House, Sherkin Island
July 13th - Clare Island Club, Clare Island
July 25th - Halla Naomh Eoin, Inis Meáin
July 29th - Swell Festival, Aranmore
August 3rd - Club Cléire, Cape Clear Island
August 10th - Áras Éanna theatre, Inis Oirr
August 11th - Halla Rónán, Inis Mór