Monday, 08 August 2022

Four-piece who stunned Royal Albert Hall to play village club

HAILED by the Guardian as “the most convincing folk band to come out of Ireland

HAILED by the Guardian as “the most convincing folk band to come out of Ireland in years”, the strikingly named Lynched are performing at the Village Club in High Street, Nettlebed, on Monday night.

A traditional four-piece from Dublin, the band combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar.

Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music hall ditties and street songs, classic ballads from the traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and band members’ own original material.

Having been nominated in three categories at this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards — for best group, best album and the Horizon Award — the awards night at the Royal Albert Hall saw Lynched wow the folk cognoscenti with a commanding stage performance.

Folk awards presenter Mike Harding called Lynched “anarchic yet connected, rootsy and gutsy”, adding: “I love their music — it is just so damn good!”

The good news for fans of Lynched is that the band are due to record a follow-up to their 2015 debut album Cold Old Fire. In the meantime, though, they still have a handful of live dates to play.

Nettlebed Folk Song Club organiser Mike Sanderson said: “Following their award nomination and amazing live set at the Albert Hall, Lynched are one of the most sought-after acts on the circuit.”

Monday’s concert starts at 8pm. Tickets are £15 in advance and can be booked by calling 01628 636620 or by visiting the club’s website at

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