Bromyard Folk Festival

Mec Lir

Mec Lir
Mec Lir

Genre-busting quartet Mec Lir exploded onto the Celtic music scene in 2014 with their debut release Not An EP, launched during their first appearance at one of the world’s largest Celtic music festivals, Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany. Since then they went on to release two singles in 2016, have appeared at festivals all around the world and even featured on a viral social media video that has amassed over 2.5 million views!
This bold and exuberant Isle of Man/Glasgow based band has a stellar line-up, consisting of virtuosic Manx fiddle player Tomas Callister (Ímar), along with fellow Manx musicians Adam Rhodes on bouzouki (Ímar), David Kilgallon on keyboard (Chronicles), and Scotland’s Greg Barry on drums (Elephant Sessions).
If you strip back the synths, drums and bass, you will find at the core of these complex (and often verging-on outrageous!) arrangements a set of trad tunes that would be accepted by even the most traditional of session players. That being said, add everything back into the mix and you’ll experience something difficult to classify other than simply ‘Mec Lir’.

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