Green Note Basement bar
Thursday 16th May
Doors 7:30pm, Live Music 8:00pm
Tickets £12 (Advance), £15 on the night
Lon Dubh are a three part harmony trio singing hypnotic original songs inspired by landscapes of Ireland and its ancient folklore. Expect carefully crafted songs for three voices that sound like they’ve always existed.
Hailing from Ireland and England, Lon Dubh are Branwen Kavanagh, Anna Ling and Hannah Partridge. Summer 2023 saw their first international performance as a trio at Stimmen Festival Ettiswil in Switzerland.
All three are established solo artists in their own right, drawing upon folk traditions in their own unique ways. Branwen Kavanagh is a prolific composer and songwriter, musician, sculptor, storyteller, puppeteer, visual artist, writer of surreal visual plays and a lively adventurer from the West of Ireland. Branwen has supported artists such as Mama’s Broke, This is the Kit and performed their original material with many of Ireland’s finest musicians including Glen Hansard/Lisa O’Neill/Lankum/Ye Vagabonds.The trio sing arrangements derived from Branwen’s original compositions.
Anna Ling is a playful and poetic singer/songwriter, choir leader (Jam Jar Choir, Shambala Festival), and music teacher (Wren Music, Voice Camp, Steiner). She’s influenced by a strong connection to traditional British folk music and a long-running fascination with weird and wonderful singing styles from across the globe. Hannah Partridge is an arts producer (CHORUS Songwriting CIC) and folk musician (aka Anna Anise) folding traditional celtic tunes into her songwriting and supporting fellow women and non-binary artists through creative projects.
Between them Branwen, Anna and Hannah have a wealth of experience in the alt-folk scenes playing at festivals and venues across the country. The trio have been deepening their sound at an old mill in the South Devon countryside this year, and have completed their debut tour in the South West including performances for Sofar Sounds, Cuculi presents and a sold-out show at Bridge Community Farm.
‘[Lon Dubh] had an entirely seamless blend between their voices and yet also found space to express their individual personalities, often veering into hilarity between mesmerising songs of death and longing.’ Beth Roberts, Cuculi Records
‘This bright and joyful trio light you up with playful melodies and stunning harmonies… With whispers of Irish folklore, trad folk and jazz … the way they’ve craft each song highlights their individuality and their vocal solidarity.’ Jya Raine, We Are Wild Sessions