The Haar are on tour February and April 2024: A splendid balance of swirling instrumental magic and beautifully sung narratives.
Two albums in, and this exciting Anglo/Irish band is being compared to the sensational Lankum.
Heading back out on the road with their unique take on traditional Irish songs in February and April 2024, The Haar features four captivating musicians, each at the pinnacle of their respective fields, whose spontaneity thrives on the trust they put in each other to create a unique and “splendid balance of swirling instrumental magic and beautifully sung narratives” Folk Radio UK.
Adam Summerhayes (fiddle), Cormac Byrne (bodhrán) and Murray Grainger (accordion) are acclaimed, high-level improvisers, adept at producing ever-changing, flowing soundscapes, while new-comer, Molly Donnery, lets her inimitable and infectious voice flow, with fragility and power in equal measure – naturally adapting to the contours of the music created in the moment. As the band themselves say about their songs: “We let our imaginations run free with these old favourites” and the result is breathtaking, ambitious and visceral.
Artists’ website: https://thehaar.ie/
‘My Lagan Love’ – official video:
Friday 2nd February – The Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch
Saturday 3rd February – The Browfoot Room, Ulpha
Sunday 4th February – The John Peel Theatre, Wigton
Monday 5th February – Tyneside Irish Cultural Society, Newcastle
Tuesday 6th February – Barnoldswick Music & Arts Centre, Barnoldswick
Wednesday 7th February – Norden Farm Centre For The Arts, Maidenhead
Friday 9th February – Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury
Saturday 10th February – The David Hall,South Petherton
Friday 19th April – The Met, Bury
Saturday 27th April – The Ropewalk, Barton Upon Humber