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Family Gigs: Kíla 13 - 14 Aug 2016

Outstanding Irish band Kíla play a gig specially for families as they bring their hip-shaking, smile-making, groovy brand of trad back to The Ark.

With their roots in traditional Irish music, expect gorgeous melodies and some seriously fun rhythms! Kíla have created their own distinctive style of world music, which has won over audiences of all ages around the world through their nine recordings to date and their spectacular live performances.

In these special family gigs during our Get Animated programme, the band will play some of their best-loved tunes as well as music that they wrote for Cartoon Saloon’s award winning animated films Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells.

With 8 multi-talented multi-instrumentalists, their performances includes a huge array of instruments including: bodhrán, djembe, congas, bongos, guitar and vocals, tin whistle, low whistle, clarinet, bazouki, mandolin, bones, flute, tin whistle, saxophone, percussion , mandola, bass, double bass, fiddle, viola, hammered dulcimer, accordion, uileann pipes, shakers and drums.

A gig from Kíla is always a hugely popular treat for any audience. Don't miss their wonderfully interactive and eclectic music which is brimming with energy and vitality.