Kíla (IRL)

Since the late 1980s, Kíla have been revolutionising Irish folk traditions. The band call what they play Irish world music, and although the point of departure is traditional Irish music, many types of music from all over the world can be heard in the mix. Kíla have performed in 35 lands globally and have appeared at major festivals such as Glastonbury, Montreux Jazz Festival and Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo. Kíla has also created music for film and tv series. In 2010, they played on the soundtrack for the animation film The Secret of the Kells, which was nominated for an Oscar, and in 2015 they were behind some of the music on another Oscar-nominated animation film, Song of the Sea. Kíla are: bodhrán player Rónán Ó Snodaigh (who has played with Dead Can Dance); Dee Armstrong, fiddle; Colm Ó Snodaigh, flutes; Rossa Ó Snodaigh, percussion; James Mahon, uillean pipes; Brian Handan, bass; Seanán Brennan, guitar, and Dave Hingerty, drums. In the spring of 2023, Kíla released the singles Cara Liom and Raise the Road, with Kíla playing alongside the eight piece Paul Frost Brass Band. Their only Danish festival in 2023.