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As part of BEATROOT – roots music series
Navá is a group of young musicians exploring the relationship between the ancient musical cultures of Ireland and Persia. It is comprised of folk/bluegrass musicians Paddy Kiernan and Niall Hughes, and Iranian born brothers Shahab and Shayan Coohe. Since forming in early 2016 they have performed at Bray Jazz Festival, Electric Picnic, Celtic Connections Festival, IMBOLC Festival, as part of the ‘Listen At’ and ‘Kaleidoscope’ concert series, and have received national airplay on RTE1’s ‘Arena Arts Show’ and RTE Lyric FM’s ‘The Blue of the Night’.
Their debut album, ‘Tapestry’ was recorded at Hellfire Studios, an intimate studio in the Dublin Mountains, overseen by Adrian Hart (I Draw Slow, Yurodny) and Tony Byrne (Julie Fowlis, Danù), and supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.
The album charts a unique sonic landscape, weaving material from the Irish and Persian traditions into a beguiling tapestry of sound, and treats listeners to a joyous exploration of the connection between two venerable musical cultures.
“This is subtle, shimmering music. No clumsy welding of styles here. Rather a precise, nigh-surgical splicing of two cultures together” Golden Plec
“a wonderful and intriguing blending of traditional Irish and Persian music by four excellent musicians” Folk Radio
Amy May Ellis
North Yorkshire native Amy May Ellis has played music from a very young age, moving to York at 16 where she earned a reputation for her captivating and moving performances. Now based in London Amy has received support from BBC 6 Music for her debut EP and has guested for artists such as Micheal Chapman, Rozi Plain, Hiss Golden Messenger, Tiny Ruins, Ryley Walker and Willy Mason
in partnership with the Duncairn Arts Centre