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Kíla

Hailed as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. The eight members, mostly from Dublin, come from different musical backgrounds and share a passion to create great music with an ability to absorb influences from across the globe. With its roots in traditional Irish, it features a strong percussive like singing and gorgeous melodies driven by a serious rhythmical undercurrent. Kíla have created their own distinctive style of world music, which has won over audiences around the world through their nine recordings to date and their spectacular live performances.

Kíla are widely renowned for their stunning sets and surprise guest performers at their shows, including trapeze artists, fire jugglers and belly dancers, their live energetic live performances have seen them continue to wow and attract new audiences over the years. Kíla have played in over 30 countries throughout the world, at festivals and venues, most notable festivals in recent years include Womadelaide Australia, Womad Reading, Spain and Sicily, Glastonbury Festival, Witness Festival, Sigzet Festival Budapest, Montreaux Jazz Festival, Stockholm Water Festival, and the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics Ireland 2003.

‘One of the most beautifully euphoric live experiences’ BBC World Review

‘Softly spoken off stage and complete lunatics on it, Kíla have torn up the rulebook with their wantonly eclectic
mix of styles, Brilliant!’ Hot Press

‘Whatever it is… this is it. Kíla are right there at the cusp of it… Somehow you get the feeling they lit the fuse for the big bang.’ Bono

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