Landless (Support Eilís Lavelle)


As part of BEATROOT – roots music series

Landless are a traditional Irish vocal group from Dublin & Belfast who sing unaccompanied traditional songs from Ireland, Scotland, England & America in four-part harmony. A glorious live act to behold, their repertoire features songs of love, death and lamentation, as well as work songs, shape-note hymns and more recently penned folk songs. They have been spellbinding audiences around Ireland, the UK & Europe since 2013 and are set to formally announce their arrival with the release of their deeply impressive debut album Bleaching Bones (through Humble Serpent Records).

Recorded by John ‘Spud’ Murphy (Lankum/Katie Kim) of Guerrilla Studios across a series of reverb-heavy historic churches across Ireland (and the occasional underground tunnel), Bleaching Bones is an immaculately performed & deeply moving record. With only the natural room sound as accompaniment, Landless, with the help of producer/engineer/mixer Murphy, have created a timeless folk classic that will appeal equally to fans of early 4AD records as it will to lovers of folk & traditional music. This special concert will take place in the beautiful setting of the Upper Gallery at the MAC Belfast.

an utter gem waiting to be treasured“- Caught By The River

There is something about voices in harmony that make you feel good – and Landless have this to perfection” – Folk Radio UK

Eilís Lavelle

Monaghan harpist Eilís Lavelle is a recipient of the Leo Rowsome award for the highest achievement in traditional music. Currently undertaking a PhD in music Eilís has travelled throughout world performing and teaching.