Lauded Anglo-Irish folk ensemble The Haar is set to take the stage in England this summer with a series of captivating performances in London, Milverton and Slough in June, alongside festival appearances at Gate To Southwell, New Forest Folk Festival, and Priddy Folk Festival.

The band include the formidable talent of All-Ireland Scór na nÓg winner Molly Donnery combined with three of the most exciting instrumentalists on the folk and traditional music circuit: Cormac Byrne (Show of Hands, Seth Lakeman), Adam Summerhayes (Zum, Red Priest, Dodo Street Band, The Ciderhouse Rebellion) and Murray Grainger (Piers Adams, Miranda Sykes, Martin Allcock, The Ciderhouse Rebellion). Their music is fast becoming known as unafraid to transcend borders – whilst recognisably born of the traditional music that all members have grown up with. 

Unapologetic in pushing boundaries, the band embody a unique ‘live reactive composition’ approach – embracing both spontaneous improvisation and trad structures. Their self-titled debut, released in June 2020, is a collection of traditional Irish songs tackling love, poverty and oppression.  It was heralded as “a splendid balance of swirling instrumental magic and beautifully sung narratives” by Folk Radio UK and amassed attention from the likes of Mike Harding who described it as “absolutely amazing”.

The band’s latest album, “Where Old Ghosts Meet” continues to earn rave reviews, solidifying their reputation as a must-see live act on prestigious stages.

Vocalist Molly said: “I’m very much looking forward to these lush June gigs and playing some shows again with the lads. You never know, we might even see some sun. The festivals are very exciting too – those lineups look amazing, the fresh outdoor vibes are always welcome and maybe some cold cider too!”

Catch The Haar live this summer:

  • Thursday 20th June – Conway Hall, London
  • Friday 21st  June – Milverton Music Club
  • Saturday 22nd June – Curve, Slough
  • Friday 5th July – Gate To Southwell Festival, Newark
  • Saturday 6th  July – New Forest Folk Festival, Romsey
  • Friday 12th July – Priddy Folk Festival, Wells

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