Introducing – Lankum

Dublin four-piece Lankum announce their new album, Between The Earth And Sky, to be released Friday 27th October. The band have shared single ‘What Will We Do When We Have No Money?’ ahead of its release. Listen below!

Lankum combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material.

Having spent the last number of years performing as ‘Lynched’ a play on  Ian and Daragh’s family name Lynch, the band decided that they would no longer continue with the name due to the unavoidable implications that it has in regards to acts of racist violence. Their new name comes from the ballad ‘False Lankum’, as sung by the Irish Traveller John Reilly Jr.

The band was originally formed by brothers Ian and Daragh Lynch in the early 2000’s, and has since progressed through a number of incarnations, culminating in the four-piece group playing today along with Cormac MacDiarmada and Radie Peat.

Stream / purchase ‘What Will We Do When We Have No Money?’ here.

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