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

Get ready for a rip-roaring, roof-raising session from Ireland’s leading fusion band. Natural heirs to Planxty and Horslips, the eight members of Kila, including brothers Colm, Ronan and Rossa O’Snodaigh have evolved their own unique mix of folk, rock and world music. Kila, who formed up in Dublin in 1987, have performed in over 30 countries around the globe at prestigious venues and festivals events such as the Montreux Jazz festival, Glastonbury, Womadelaide and the Stockholm Water festival. Their latest album Suas Sios has been described as ‘magical and memorable’ words that will no doubt define their concert at the Westville hotel.  

Kíla’s music is a celebration of their ‘energy, creativity and wild exuberance’ (as described by France’s Trad Mag). As 2016 welcomes a new concert season, Kíla will be celebrating the continued success of their recent album Suas Síos, the remarkable film Song of the Sea (for which they co-wrote the score) and the most recent news that the music they wrote for the documentary about the Shannon - Ireland’s Secret River – received an Emmy nomination.

Suas Síos

Every year Kíla produce something magical, something memorable, something special and in 2015 they didn’t let us down.

Suas Síos (Up Down) is their new album and was released nationwide in Ireland in January. It is a work of beauty, a work of maturity, a work that encapsulates their exuberance, their quietness and their sheer talent.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by the ubiquitous Mr. Karl Odlum (Ham Sandwich, Lisa O’Neill, Mic Christopher) the album is bristling with energy, passion and incisive musical intelligence. The last couple of years have seen Kíla return to their globetrotting ways (Croatia, Malaysia, France, Spain, Switzerland) and it was during these gigs abroad that these songs and tunes were given an opportunity to breath and gain nuances that might not have emerged ensconced in the studio environment.

Words From Our Sponsors

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