The rise of Irish folk outfit Lynched

2016 has so far been a significant year for Lynched, the four-piece traditional folk outfit who hail from Ireland’s capital. Having released their debut album Cold Old Fire in 2014, the group spent the latter part of 2015 touring, and giving the album a much needed physical release. The Guardian’s five star live review, which described Lynched as ‘the most convincing folk band to come out of Ireland in years’, came at the end of last year and spurred the widespread recognition which the group are currently enjoying.

Their performance at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, where they had been nominated for three awards, came as a surprise to founding member Ian Lynch, who told The Irish WorldA few months ago I jokingly told my mate I’d see him at the folk awards and, the next thing you know, we got the news about the nominations.

Watch their performance at the Royal Albert Hall during the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards below, and read The Irish World’s article on their fourteen-year journey to success here.


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