Three bands from three counties for Three Sisters...
In conjunction with Three Sisters 2020*, the collective currently championing the wealth of creativity to be found on the south-east coast of Ireland, the Three For Three series will focus on bands/artists from Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford.
1. Katie Kim
A true artist creates and pushes boundaries no matter what. Katie Kim (real name Katie Sullivan) is the very definition of the word. Since début long player Twelve's arrival in 2008, the whisper-voiced Waterford multi-instrumentalist has continuously sought out sounds and sonic arrangements that both challenge and delight listener's ears, hearts and minds.
Listen to: Pause (below), The Feast, Heavy Lightning, Radio
2. The Man Whom
The Man Whom began 2015 by performing in front of a sold out crowd in Ireland's National Opera House backed by a 60 piece New York orchestra. Not a bad way to ring in the new year! A string of festival appearances and a session recorded for RTÉ's Other Voices following the release of first album The Greatest Event saw the Wexford songwriter's star rise and glow. A new album is on the way.
Hyperactive drums, pounding melodies and a light-show to rip the eyeballs right out of your head: Jeremy Hickey's Rarely Seen Above Ground behemoth is a primeval force to be reckoned with. As hard working as he is talented, expect the master stick handler to be touring in your town sooner rather than later. Make sure you get your ticket.
*In a bid to win the title of European Capital of Culture for Ireland in 2020 the three counties of Kilkenny, Waterford & Wexford have come together to transform the South East region and collectively focus the creative & cultural energy of Ireland’s most dynamic landscape.
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