THIS IS HOW WE FLY
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh - fiddle and hardanger fiddle
Seán Mac Erlaine - clarinets and live electronics
Nic Gareiss - percussive dance
Petter Berndalen - drums and percussion
"Even if you're not an Irish-music nut, there's a good chance you'll be charmed and even dazzled by this jazz-tinged stylishly modernized quartet of fiddle, clarinet, drums and, best of all, percussive dance." - Time Out, New York.
TIHWF brings together four musicians, each of them rooted in different cultures and musical vocabularies, each on the cusp of their most fertile and creative years. Individually, each member has carved out a reputation for not just mastering their chosen fields, but rising above, redefining and renewing the musical world they come from. A sublime Irish fiddler who’s not afraid to step outside convention, a sophisticated Appalachian hard shoe dancer stepping into the rhythmic foreground, A thoughtful Dublin jazzman who has moved beyond the linear constraints of the genre, and a lyrical Swedish percussionist redefining the melodic and sonic place of drums within the contours of traditional song.