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Sligo, IRL: Tricky’s McGarrigles w/Claudia Schwab
June 25, 2018, 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tricky’s McGarrigles presents a world music double header with:
Blato Zlato (Balkan folk from New Orleans)
Claudia Schwab (Sligo-based world/fusion/roots music)
Monday 25th June 9:30pm
New Orleans-based BLATO ZLATO features dreamy three-part vocal harmonies over hard-hitting instrumentals inspired by both the ancient traditions of their heritage and the musical influences of their lives today.
“aggressive… a band rocking out with exotic sounds…. The best moments happen when [the vocal] harmonies meet with the band’s rolling thunder.” – OffBeat Magazine
The band performs folk and composed music from the Balkans and Eastern Europe with a particular focus on Bulgarian songs and dark, improvisational arrangements. Elements of classical, jazz, and even psychedelic and metal seep through the folk arrangements, forming Blato Zlato’s unique genre of progressive Balkan folk-rock.
CLAUDIA SCHWAB is an originally Austrian fiddle player, singer and composer who lives and works in Ireland. Stomping rhythms, fiery reels, consoling Indian raags and funk-beat yodelling abound in Claudia’s blend of Irish, Indian, Swedish and Eastern European folk music styles overlaid with Austrian yodelling. Her musical journeys brought her to Egypt, California, Italy, Slovenia, India, Ireland, New York, Moldova, Transnistria, Estonia, UK, Spain, Tchech Republik, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Hungary, as part of orchestras and bands as well as touring her solo project. Since having completed her BA in music and psychology in 2012 and an MA in ethnomusicology at UCC in 2013, she works as a freelance musician. Current projects include collaborations with German Jazz legend Matthias Schriefl, Scottish fiddle-singer Kate Young (“Kate in the Kettle”), the “Craic Addicts” (IRE), Hannah James, Austrian string trio “Netnakisum” and the Irish Gamelan Orchestra. Her debut solo album ´Amber Sands´ was released in April 2014, followed by her first EP “Attic Mornings EP” (special edition on vinyl) in October 2016 and her second full album “Attic Mornings” in 2017.