The Slaughtered Lamb, London.
This event is for over 18s only - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.
Throughout a fifteen-year history Beoga have won critical acclaim for their modernist take on Irish traditional music. Yet this weekend saw them reach the biggest audience of their career to date when they joined Ed Sheeran on stage during his Glastonbury headline set to perform his Irish-tinged track ‘Nancy Mulligan’.
Sheeran first invited Beoga to collaborate with him in Suffolk during sessions for his worldwide smash hit album ‘÷’ after he’d been introduced to their music by their mutual friend Foy Vance. Two of their collaborations made the final album: ‘Galway Girl’ (based upon the original Beoga track ‘Minute 5’) and ‘Nancy Mulligan’. Those two tracks have since been streamed 380 million times at Spotify alone.
Beoga (gaelic for 'lively') are based in County Antrim, in the north of Ireland. The bedrock of their sound lies firmly within the Irish tradition. However, they are not afraid to incorporate other genres' nuances into their music. From bluesy riffs to Astor Piazzola-style jazz, to a raunchy New Orleans jamboree vibe, their music always returns to a wonderfully bouncy Irish sound. The result is traditional, with a huge sense of fun and adventure and it all works - wonderfully well. The Wall Street Journal describes them as "the most exciting new traditional band to emerge from Ireland this century." Irish Music Magazine writes, "Beoga are at the forefront of the new Irish wave."