Australian counter-culture folk band, Bush Gothic tour Ireland for the first time. Invited to perform on the the main stage at Homegathering, a festival curated by The Unthanks, Bush Gothic assert their rebellious intentions by lovingly re-arranging traditional Australian folk music until the unfashionable is transformed into daring beauty.
Defiantly modern, achingly old, this most daring of bands perform songs of criminal women and desperate men from an era of transportation, adventure and gold. The Guardian described fiddle-singer and band leader Jenny M. Thomas as an ‘Edgy rising folk star’ and together with double bassist Dan Witton and drummer Chris Lewis they have been given a 5 Star review in BBC Music Magazine and been awarded fRoots Album of the Year Runner Up 2016.
‘Masterful…inspired. Bush Gothic capture the dark heart in Australian folk songs.’ fRoots
‘A knowing postmodern aesthetic with arrangements that variously soothe, stir and surprise. Bush Gothic dive deep into the Australian national psyche and give its chain a yank’ – Songlines 4 STARS
‘Gorgeous and haunting…Bush Gothic are clued into the kind of reinterpretation that one might find in England’s new generation of folk performers such as Jim Moray.’ – RootsWorld
The Dandelion Few – Drawing from a deep well of influence the Dandelion Few amalgamate and weave for themselves a fine web of folk styles that tips a hat to many heroes of the vast genre. The Dundalk and Newfoundland two-piece share a love of ballads of old with a keenness for writing new gems and bring them to the light in a subtle wash of harmony that has often been compared to artists such the Civil Wars and Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings.