Two new albums - contrasting in style and pace, but equally virtuosic in performance - now available for the first time in America
Spiro's shimmering new album, Kaleidophonica, is described by fRoots as “… breathless stuff, genuinely unlike anything else, and exciting, rewarding and gorgeous in equal measure”. The exceptional musicians use traditional English folk repertoire as a starting point but swiftly deconstruct the songs, spinning them with intense improvisational skill into a unique sound that’s as cerebral and complex as it is strangely moving.
Watch Spiro work their musical magic on this brand new video of The City and The Stars.
Iarla O Lionaird is one of today’s most innovative singers in contemporary music, well-known as the ethereal lead voice of Afro Celt Sound System and as vocalist for the touring Masters of Tradition ensemble. Foxlight, his third solo album, is a rich and mature work, offering an impassioned, sublime set of songs that sparkle with versatility. Drawing on the experiences of his personal music journey, it returns O Lionaird’s remarkable voice to the heart of contemporary Irish music.
Watch Iarla talking about the making of Foxlight.