A double bill of the finest folk groups in Ireland, Old Hannah and The Mariannes, perform at Monroe’s Live on Thursday, 6 August.
Old Hannah have established themselves on the Irish music scene with their own unique folk, country and roots sound.
The Sligo foursome are Anthony Mannion (dobro/guitar/vocals), Lucie Crichlow (guitar/vocals), Luke Mercer (guitar/vocals), and Leo Morris (banjo/guitar/vocals). Three-part vocal harmonies are the core to their sound and are accompanied by masterful dobro, guitar and banjo picking.
The band are firmly rooted in old time sounds, as an early passion for bluegrass, western swing and roots sees them mix traditional and contemporary influences into a truly unique set of original music. The group have just released their second EP, ‘Iron and Wood’, produced by Rian Trench of Solar Bears and Leo Dresden, with Steve Wickham of The Waterboys among those making guest appearances.
The Mariannes are a Dublin-based urban folk band with strong Irish folk, blues and alt country roots. Their songs are known for their beautiful melodies crafted from the piano, drums, mandolin, guitar and banjo.
The five piece group have been dubbed one of the most interesting acts on the alt-folk scene. They achieved notoriety with the title track off their EP, ‘Lost with All Hands’, which was selected as the winning song at the inaugural song contest of the Clancy Brothers Festival in 2014. With their winnings (and a little help from FundIt), the band recorded their debut EP, ‘Lost with All Hands’, at Cauldron studios.
Doors for this folk double bill are at 9pm with tickets costing €5.