Contemporary Irish instrumental band NOTIFY and Sean nÓs sensations Séamus and Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta join forces for a four date collaboration of concerts in Ireland. Throughout the show Séamus & Caoimhe’s intoxicating vocals take on different auras interchanging based upon the musical landscapes created by NOTIFY. Performing new compositions from NOTIFY’s forthcoming album Airnéan, the concert presents a combination of melody and song which appeals to listeners from all backgrounds.
This collaboration first performed together in January 2013 in Ennis followed by a sell out headline show as part of the world famous Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, Scotland. The energy from these shows and affection shown by the audience encouraged both to continue the collaboration.
The idea of NOTIFY recording a new album originated during lockdown. Pádraig went about recruiting his favourite musicians from recent collaborations with the idea of creating music that would be uplifting and optimistic. With a love for Sean nÓs singing and always having a desire to collaborate with this genre, NOTIFY with Séamus and Caoimhe became the dream. Both acts have a desire to work with traditional forms of music where they can bring their own modern approaches helping generate a new audience and inspire others to follow their creative desires with music. Airnéan was recorded in March 2023 in Monique studios in East Cork. The album was produced by band members Pádraig Rynne and Davie Ryan and features all self-composed melodies by band members combined with old songs with a new approach sung by Séamus and Caoimhe. Celebrating 10 years since the formation of the band, producer of the 2013 album entitled NOTIFY returns as a guest musician for two tracks adding low whistle to La Grene and Uilleann Pipes to Arty’s words.
NOTIFY are a 6 piece Irish based contemporary instrumental ensemble. The band were formed in 2014 following the success of their debut 2013 album of the same name. The band consists of Pádraig Rynne (Concertina), Tara Breen (Fiddle), Davie Ryan (Drums), Rory McCarthy (Piano & Rhodes), Adam Taylor (Electric Bass) and Hugh Dillon (Acoustic & Electric Guitars).
The band seamlessly fuses a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with forward thinking innovation in a tasteful way that connects with audiences worldwide. The formation of musicians with backgrounds in Traditional Irish music, Jazz, Folk and Popular music has naturally established a system of balance that instantly draws listeners to their music.
Séamus and Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta
Sean-nós vocals, Harp & Fiddle
Séamus and Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta are a brother and sister duo from Connemara on the west coast of Ireland. Born into a village at the heart of the Gaeltacht region, they were fortunate enough to have been immersed in the traditions of Irish music, song and dance from a very young age. Keen vocalists, multi-instrumentalists and dancers, their mother tongue, Gaeilge, is often at the heart of their musical performances and other endeavours.