Tue 25th June
Doors 8.30pm / Show 8.45pm
A Sparkling Double Bill not to be missed!
Visiting Minneapolis band ‘Her Crooked Heart’ team up with Dublin-based singer-songwriter Inni-K
Her Crooked Heart
Minneapolis-based Her Crooked Heart presents a debut record unique in form, made up of cyclical narratives and intertwining histories, each informing the next. To Love To Leave To Live is a transformative song cycle, led by a charismatic personality, wholly indifferent to expectations of genre and instrumentation. Rachel Ries, the writer, multi-instrumentalist and producer behind Her Crooked Heart, has enlisted a powerful group of women to bring this record to the stage; women who can, in their way, take on the feminine, humanist mantle of Her Crooked Heart and make it their own. The quartet blends classical and electric guitar; piano and vintage synths; cello, woodwinds and drum triggers. This merging of acoustic and synthetic is all in service of the voice: four part vocal harmonies that shift from ethereal to an elemental wail, always telling a story of transformation.
Named by RTÉ.ie as “one of ten fierce women defining Irish culture”, Dublin-based singer, multi- instrumentalist and songwriter Inni-K has received consistent praise for her fresh style of indie-folk since the 2015 release of her acclaimed album ‘The King has Two Horse’s Ears’.
She recently sold out the Irish Arts Centre, New York, was an Official Showcase performer at Folk Alliance International music conference in Montréal as part of her U.S. and Canada tour dates in Feb 2019, and is currently touring her brand new second album ‘The Hare & the Line‘ across Ireland, in Europe & UK. Her recent Dublin show with full band launched ‘The Hare & the Line’ to a packed Whelan’s main room.
Inni-K’s music draws on her extensive background in folk and traditional Irish music, even as she ventures into new musical territories. Her music combines ethereal vocals with deft musicianship, evocative lyrics (bilingual at times), and a unique approach to song-writing. Having shared stages with various renowned musicians including Malian kora master Toumani Diabaté, drummer Jeff Ballard, Glen Hansard, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Lisa Hannigan, and many more, Inni-K is becoming a well-established presence in Irish music.