Time & Location
29 Jun 2019, 20:00
The Grand Social, 35 Liffey Street Lower, North City, Dublin, D01 C3N0, Ireland
About The Event
JUNE 29th, 2019
Tickets €15.00 + €1 BF
Trad powerhouse Slide return to Dublin for one night at the Grand Social in the heart of the city. A rare opportunity to see some of Ireland’s top traditional performers in full flight. Not to be missed!
This rollicking band’s origins date back to Ireland in 1999,when Slide performed in
various pubs for a local music festival in Bandon, Co. Cork. The group’s intoxicating music
easily won over the crowd, which demanded more of the unique and colourful sound. The
positive reaction inspired Slide to release The Flying Pig, which Irish Music Magaize hailed as
“beautifully recorded, to preserve the brilliance and clarity of solo and ensemble playing that is
positively mind-blowing.” The publication awarded Slide its Best Newcomer distinction in 2001,
leading to gigs for the band throughout Europe.
In its insightful second album Harmonic Motion, Slide celebrates self-exploration and
collective innovation in a series of self-penned songs that drew critical appraise. The record
showcases a variety of clever arrangements – from sensitive whistle harmonies to driving,
high-powered strings – and captivating lyrics that Irish Music Magazine calls “inventive and
provocative.” The publication adds, “The melodies and musicianship are first-rate. …[Slide]
can sing, they can write, they can dance across fingerboards and piano keys, buttons, and
bows, and by crikey they can play.”
The album attracted the attention of renowned Irish talents including Grammy-winning
composer Bill Whelan, singers and songwriters Liam Clancy, Damien Dempsey and John
Spillane, Danú and the Progressive group Stocktons Wing - who eventually recruited Slide for
their own music projects.
In 2005, Slide – which consists of concertina virtuoso Aogán Lynch, fiddler-guitarist
Daire Bracken, bouzouki and mandolin player Mick Broderick, pianist-flautist Éamonn de Barra
– won the Young Musicwide Award. Developed in 2001 by the Arts Council of Ireland, Young
Musicwide encourages young people to pursue professional careers in traditional Irish Music,
Chamber Music,and Jazz and gives promoters access to the best Irish talents. “Slide
successfully combined the qualities of traditional Irish music with contemporary musical ideas.
They are exceptionally talented and their music has both grace and power”, said celebrated
Irish musician-producer Donal Lunny, who helped judge the competition.
Overneath is their third studio album and saw the band hone their creative abilities. It
is an exciting addition to Slide’s previous two recordings with receiving great critical acclaim.
Slide have recently been joined by the greatly talented Galwegian, Dave Curley who
joined the group for their hugely successful 2008 US Tours. An expanded line up has provided
for an even larger live sound with great new additions in songs and dance. For their fourth CD
venture Slide bypassed the studio and recorded where their fans are always most excited, live
from the stage.