Ríoghnach Connolly & Honeyfeet

Followed by DJ Will Softly – In partnership with the Cairde Sligo Arts Festival

Sat. 6 Jul. 2024 10pm 'til late
Ticket €16

BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year, Ríoghnach Connolly’s taste for musical adventure is eclectic.

Along with her companion players, Honeyfeet, they collectively drive a broad terrain of musical textures from esoteric protest songs to foot-tapping and floor-thumping dance rhythms – some call their sound a mash-up between folk hop and barrelhouse pop.

Armagh-born Connolly draws from a breadth of styles and folk traditions across the world. In her voice, you can hear Sean-nós, west African griot ululation and American deep-south resonance. Honeyfeet’s heavy sound spans from the bountiful to the subtle, with everything from big-band swing to Alabama blues-tinged folk.

Alongside Ríoghnach, the Honeyfeet lineup is Lorien Garth Edwards, bass; Ellis Davies, guitar; John Ellis, keyboards; Biff Roxby, brass; and Phil Howley, drums.


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