Cath and Phil Tyler
Cath and Phil Tyler + guests, Drowning Leaves (Aoife Dermody & Christian Brady)
Wednesday 30th July
The Vintage Room (The Workman’s Club)
Tickets €8 available from Eventbrite.ie
Cath and Phil Tyler play Anglo-American folk music using guitar, banjo, voice and fiddle. Cath was a member of the band Cordelia’s Dad in the 1990s when she lived in Massachusetts, USA. Phil, from Newcastle upon Tyne has played in various folk, rock and ceilidh bands for many years. Coming together musically through a shared love of traditional narrative song, full voiced sacred harp singing and sparse mountain banjo, they have performed on stages as diverse as the Royal Opera House in London and a dank tower in the old city walls of Newcastle. Taking a more minimal approach to their material than some, they have been described as ‘one of the most compelling musical partnerships on the scene’, their music being ‘a highly concentrated and intimate musical experience that penetrates to the very rawest essence of folk tradition’.
Drowning Leaves are a Dublin-based traditional & modern folk music duo who combine intricate nylon string guitar with skillful & beautifully arresting traditional singing. They have deep roots in the Dublin & Irish music circuits and are regularly joined by other local folk musicians for tunes and songs. Their music is delicate, sometimes gritty but always deeply rooted in tradition.
Christian Brady and Aoife Dermody have been making music together since they crossed paths on the traditional Irish music circuit in Melbourne, Australia in 2008. Based in Dublin since 2009, Christian and Aoife have cemented their reputation as skilled musicians and accomplished performers in the traditional music scene in Dublin. Before they started playing together, both were established musicians and have toured both nationally and internationally