Mixing traditional songs with the power and delicacy of duelling pipes, fiddle, whistles, guitar, bouzouki and bodhrán, ‘At First Light’ create a sonic landscape that takes the audience on a journey of discovery from the roots to the future of the Irish tradition. The pedigree of each individual musician is outstanding, their experience and sheer mastery of the music evident for all to see, but it is when their considerable talents are combined that you can expect the unexpected.
‘At First Light’ comprises the talents of world renowned Uilleann Piper John McSherry and outstanding fiddle player Dónal O'Connor, creators of Tripswitch, which has been described as 'Acoustic perfection'. Combined with the sublime talent of Francis McIlduff from the famous McPeake clann and guests such as Michael McCague and Ciara McCrickard you can see why the band is being portrayed as 'a dream team line up'.
These are just two of the outstanding reviews that they have received:
“At First Light are surely one of those special pioneering acts who push the boundaries and redraw the map. And that can’t be a bad thing. For five very experienced and knowledgeable artists at the peak of their creativity, the future looks bright. And given that we are witnessing the birth of something special, something exciting and exceptionally vigorous, we would be wise to take heed.” Irish Music Magazine
“The rhythmical power of At First Light would cause the most reluctant of feet to tap.” Scottish Herald
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