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Stop that.

This morning.

Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin.

The Troup Sisters – Elizabeth on cello, Marguerite playing trumpet and Christina on the French Horn – perform at the launch of the 2022 Feis Ceoil. Over 140 live competitions will take place at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 and Wesley House from March 28 to April 8.

Feis Ceoil 2022

Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland


SillkString-laden alt-folk from Cork

What you may need to know…

01. Sillk are a Leeside three-piece, and while at their heart a folk band, exhibit noirish/chamber-pop tendencies in places, due mainly to a dense undercarriage of cello and violin in their tunes.

02. The band’s debut E.P. Time is a Clock, recorded by Elastic Sleep/African Fiction man Chris Somers, releases this week on CD and digital download.

03. Streaming above is the video new single Switchblades Don’t Sleep, taken from the extended-player, directed by Eadaoin O’Donoghue and shot by Enrique Carcinero.

04. Launching tomorrow night at the Village Hall venue on Patrick’s Quay, Cork at 8.30. More info here.

Thoughts: A dichotomy of light-hearted play and heavy subject matter, balanced, bearing a wide, irreverent grin.