Kíla Virtual Concert This Saturday 9/26
Written by Steve Baker on September 21, 2020
In January 2020, Kíla were one of the highlights at Folk Alliance in New Orleans and are making plans to tour the USA and Canada in 2021 & 2022. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, Kíla are bringing their unique live sound to KVMR Celtic Festival through an exclusive online hour long concert that will be streamed on September 26th at 7.30pm local time.
Kíla have collaborated with Danielle Devlin of https://canismusic.com to bring these festivals and venues together on September 26th 2020 for a unique KÍLA LIVE online concert.
Formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1988, Kíla’s unique and ever evolving sound, while rooted in Irish tradition, is inspired by a myriad of musical influences worldwide. Kíla’s 8 members stem from differing musical backgrounds, including Irish traditional, classical, folk and rock.
Kíla have played in over 35 countries and at notable festivals like the Montreux Jazz Festival, Edmonton Folk festival in Canada, WOMAD festivals in New Zealand, Spain and Australia, RWMF in Malaysia, Festival de Ortigueira in Spain, the Sziget Festival Hungary, the Electric Picnic in Ireland, Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival and Boomtown in the UK and many many more.
Often defined as contemporary Irish World music, Kíla fuse their own melodies, Irish (Gaeilge) lyrics, Irish folk instruments such as whistles, fiddles, Uilleann pipes and bodhrán with djembe, congas, drums, mandolins, brass and acoustic/electric/ bass guitars. Kíla’s eight members come from the differing musical backgrounds of traditional, classical and rock.