Described by Irish Music Magazine as “A full bodied pipe and whistle extravaganza”, Belfast based Réalta carry on the Bothy Band tradition of taking tunes by the scruff of the neck and firing excitement through them like hot flames.
With a sound based on the twin uilleann piping talents of Conor Lamb and Aaron O’Hagan, propelled by a dynamic accompaniment on guitar, bouzouki and double bass, Réalta make full use the intricate melodies and driving rhythms that make Irish music so loved throughout the world.
Having toured alongside Altan in Germany, Switzerland and Greece and won the prestigious ‘Danny Kyle Award’ at Celtic Connections Glasgow, these young musicians have earned a reputation for delighting audiences with the enthusiasm, energy and passion they bring to traditional music.
‘Réalta – an exciting new name in Irish music – their approach is distinctive and invigorating and the results amazing!’ – Folk and Roots Magazine
‘Youthful, energetic, stellar music, from one of Ireland’s finest bands!’ – Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (Altan)
The concert will be held at Flowerfield Arts Centre in Portstewart on Thursday, April 23rd at 8pm. Tickets cost £10.
Find out more about the band at http://www.realtamusic.com