Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn grew up playing music together around their hometown of Carlow, a small town in the southeast of Ireland. After moving to Dublin in 2012, they quickly became a staple of the live music and session scene in Ireland, playing their own original songs as well as folk songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America.
Their first album “Ye Vagabonds” comprised of harmony rich folk music, influenced by Irish traditional music, Appalachian singing, and the 1960’s folk revival. It included ten mellow tracks weaved with thoughtful lyrics, thickly layered with strings and droning harmonium.
Their second album ‘The Hare’s Lament’ grew to huge critical acclaim. They won the BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Traditional Track, and they swept the boards at the RTÉ Radio One Folk Awards where they won Best Traditional Track, Best Group, and Best Album. A long-awaited EP came out on January 22nd 2020, and once again they swept the boards at the RTÉ Radio One Folk Awards where they now hold the record for most awarded artists, winning Best Traditional Track and Best Group.
“Ye Vagabonds prove once again to be at the forefront of an ever-evolving, flourishing Irish folk scene and have done so in the most understated and inspired fashion imaginable” – Folk Radio
Their new album is equally as impactful in this scene ‘Nine Waves’ was released in May of this year on Rough Trade’s River Lea label.
Join us for a night of rich harmony singing and talent
All The Brave Hunters
All The Brave Hunters is the artist’s name of songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alain McFadden. A current member of Award-winning folk group Ye Vagabonds, this EP ‘Painted Glass’ will be his debut solo release.