We look forward to a delightful, intimate evening in the Unitarian Church on St. Stephen's Green in the magical month of October when the spirits take flight. This is the only chance to hear THE LOAFING HEROES in Dublin this year.
Defying precise categorisation, the Loafing Heroes offer a cosmopolitan blend of folk, poetry, world music and pop, a tapestry of lush harmonies and contemplative lyrics that has been described in a review by Altamont Music Magazine as “beautiful without being afraid of being beautiful”.
They have just released their fifth and most complete record The Baron in the Trees which draws on influences as eclectic as the members themselves, with haunting ballads giving way to smoky jazz numbers and then to dreamy folk song—tales of loss and rediscovery, of isolation and transformation.
Their previous albums (Crossing the Threshold, Planets, Chula and Unterwegs) are a product of their years in Lisbon and Berlin. The band comprises of Bartholomew Ryan (vocals and guitar) from Ireland, Giulia Gallina (vocals, piano and concertina) from Italy, Judith Retzlik (violin and trumpet) from Germany, and Jaime McGill (bass clarinet) from the USA.
Also performing on this night is Dublin singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor DYLAN TIGHE who released his second album ‘Wabi-Sabi Soul' in April. This one-track mix of 13 songs was described by the Irish Times as “framing reflective music with remarkable eloquence” with RTÉ praising Dylan as “one of the most fascinating and inventive voices in the Irish underground”.
'Wabi-Sabi Soul' follows Dylan's 2014 debut release ‘Record’ which was described by the Irish Times as “a deeply personal and deeply moving piece of work" and prompted the Sunday Times to declare Dylan “an exquisite songwriter”. Live performances have seen Dylan support Congolese legends Staff Benda Bilili at the Liverpool Philharmonic, along with gigs in Serbia, Spain, the UK, Czech Republic and New York.