ARTISAN ROW: Celebrating the timeless melodic beauty and strength of traditional Irish music and more, Artisan Row brings together four well-known figures from London’s traditional Irish and folk music scenes. The quartet explores the full range of traditional tunes and songs, from effervescent reels to haunting ballads, using its rich textural palette to set the material in striking and ear-catching ways. Both as solo performers and members of other groups, the quartet’s collective musical CVs include performances at The Roundhouse, Cambridge Folk Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Temple Bar TradFest, Ronnie Scott’s, the Barbican and the Royal Albert Hall, as well as radio (BBC Radio 3’s In Tune) and TV (TG4’s Féilte). The quartet will record their debut album later in 2016.
Artisan Row are:
Conor Doherty – guitars, vocals
Elma McElligott – flute, whistle, backing vocals
Pete Quinn – piano, keyboard, backing vocals
Karen Ryan – banjo, mandola, fiddle, whistle