The Atlantic Sessions, organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, showcases talented artists from across the country, who will perform a mixture of genres of original music.
Featuring over 40 free gigs at various venues throughout Portrush, Portstewart and Portballintrae the festival will run between Thursday 12th and Sunday 15th November. Many of the performances will be FREE to enjoy, with a number of ticketed headline events also featured in the four day programme, available on www.atlanticsessions.com or ‘Atlantic Sessions’ Facebook.
Set to headline Atlantic Sessions at Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart on Friday 13th November 2015 having toured the United Kingdom and Ireland earlier this year with the highly acclaimed ‘Hozier’ is ‘Wyvern Lingo’!
The group, which includes Karen Cowley, Saoirse Duane and Caoimhe Barry, released their debut EP in Ireland in 2014 and have been friends and bandmates since school. They share a gift for close harmony, keen songcraft and effervescent live performance which belies their tender years.
Taking influences from pop, folk and R’n’B, their voices interweave to create a fresh sound, which is forward-looking yet unafraid to celebrate tradition. Karen and Caoimhe from the group both sing backing vocals for their Wicklow friend, Hozier and Karen duets with him on the haunting song, ‘In a Week’ on his bestselling debut album. The Bray trio have just announced that ‘Wyvern Lingo’ will again be supporting Hozier on his January/February 2016 UK Tour.
The girls have received overwhelming reviews from music critics including; “Bray trio Karen Cowley, Saoirse Duane and Caoimhe Barry have been gaining plenty of props for their lush harmonies and striking melodic pop” by Jim Carroll of The Irish Times and “These girls have melody and delivery nailed. The real deal” by Aoife Woodlock of RTE Other Voices.
Now fresh from thrilling crowds at Electric Picnic they are set to release their debut single ‘Subside’.
‘Subside’ was produced by Patrice Bart-Williams at Supow Studios in Cologne, Germany. Patrice has produced Selah Sue, Cody Chesnutt, Keziah Jones and is a solo artist in his own right. The track was mixed in Paris by Philippe Weiss, best known for his work with Martin Solveig, Dragonette and K’Naan and will be released by Rubyworks on Apple Music, Spotify and all leading download and streaming platforms on Friday 27th November.
Supporting Wyvern Lingo at Flowerfield Arts Centre is Irish folk-pop duo, ‘Saint Sister’. The group – Gemma Doherty and Morgan MacIntyre have been described as a ‘bewitching folk-pop duo who draw on early Celtic harp traditions, modern electronic music and sixties folk music to create a potent mixture of ambient sound they like to call, ‘atmosfolk’.’
The uniqueness of their ethereal sounds have gained them support slots with the likes of Arcade Fire’s Will Butler and San Fermin. Having just entered the studio to record their debut EP for the first time in August with Alex Ryan (bassist with Hozier). Expect big things to come from this band.
Tickets for Wyvern Lingo’s Atlantic Sessions gig are available from Flowerfield Arts Centre; telephone 028 7083 1400. For full details and up to date information visit www.atlanticsessions.com or Find ‘Atlantic Sessions’ on Facebook, or follow the Twitter page @AtlanticSess. For details on events and accommodation throughout the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough visitwww.visitcausewaycoastandglens.com/.