This is how we Fly is an unusual collection of musicians, comprising of fiddle, clarinet, percussive dance and drums, but more than that, it is a collection of highly talents musicians, a super group of sorts!
This is How we Fly is a contemporary folk band consisting of Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh on fiddle & hardanger fiddle, Seán Mac Erlaine on clarinets & live electronics, Nic Gareiss on percussive dance, and Petter Berndalen on drums and percussion.
Last night in the Button Factory, it was a rare opportunity to see them on stage, and it was a special treat! As well as playing a number of songs with the whole band, each member in turn had their chance to play on stage in solo or smaller groupings. This added to the experience and made for great variety of sound throughout the night.
Some of the pieces start off as slow and delicate, and the hush that fell on the Button factory to hear the intricate fiddle from Caoimhim was remarkable. The blend of folk, jazz and traditional music from both sides of the Atlantic is something quite unique and well worth exploring if you’re not familiar with their work.
This is how we Fly’s first album was released yesterday and is available here.
Have a look at Improvised Music Company for more interesting gigs in the coming months.
You can see the band play in various other forms tonight (28 – 09 – 2013) as part of the Bottlenote Festival, 13 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1.