Artist Spotlight: Kila how they influence Irish Music and their Christmas Tour

 

 

 

We’re big fans of traditional Irish music and fusion rock here at the Irish Rock n Roll Museum, for our Irish rock roots began on the trad scene. You can hear traditional fusions from most Irish bands, such as the standard hard rock n rolling from Thin Lizzy with Whiskey in the Jar and Roisin Dubh to Horslips and their fiddle, flute and mandolin trad influences but we thought we’d take the time out to reflect on Kila’s influence on the music industry as we know it.

Kila’s Unique Sound

Kila is one of those bands whose unique sounds stops a person and demands their attention. They’ve travelled worldwide with their music and retained their individual Irish tone since the 1980s. Now we’re not saying they haven’t changed. In fact, Kila are one of the only Irish bands to switch up their style as often as every year, however you can still hear elements of Irish Trad in everything we’re going to show you.

First up is Kila’s works with movie soundtracks. This particular song is for internationally acclaimed movie “The Secret of Kells.” All credit goes to: M. Máire Ní Shúilleabháin on youtube for this video:

Kila’s Unique Interpretation of World Music

They are influenced by world music, some of which you can hear in the 2009 performance we found on youtube. The fusion of Irish trad and african music in this particular song is beautiful:
Credit: Daniela Sabatini

Kila’s Classic Stage Performances

This particular performance enchanted the crowd in the Button Factory in 2012. Here you can see the Bongos and the Bodhrán drum perfectly complementing each other.
Credit:
Alexandre Pereiras

Kila’s influence and Collaboration across Irish Music

Here they are performing live on the Button Factory Stage in 2013 with Glen Hansard performing “Friends” which Ronan O’Snodaigh co wrote with Mic Christopher. Next to that they have collaborated on the Ballad of Ronny Drew with U2, Shane McGowan, Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey, The Dubliners and more in 2009.
Video Credit: Myles O’Reilly

Audience Feedback

We’re always glad for feedback at the Museum, particularly on our blogposts as we know we’re not the only people passionate about Irish music history. Kila shared our post and on their comments section Sean Lally got in touch to point out that:

They missed Ronan completely revolutionalising bodhran playing and still being one of the most exciting and innovative players.

Fair point Sean, we thought we’d covered it mentioning the use of Bodhrán and Bongos that Ronan and the band are revolutionary but we’d admit that we didn’t say it as accurately as yourself. This addition is for you!

Kila’s Tour in 2017

They are once again playing the Button Factory, kicking off their Christmas Tour on the 22nd of December. Perfect just in time for the beginning of the Christmas season. Tickets cost €20.50 + service charge and can be bought here

The Museum is also offering 20% off to anyone attending this Kila show as long as they show the ticket at reception where you can take a tour on the full view of Irish Rock N Roll History featuring trad, blues, modern rock and everything in between.

 

 

 

 

 




Artist Spotlight: Kila how they influence Irish Music and their Christmas Tour

 

 

 

We’re big fans of traditional Irish music and fusion rock here at the Irish Rock n Roll Museum, for our Irish rock roots began on the trad scene. You can hear traditional fusions from most Irish bands, such as the standard hard rock n rolling from Thin Lizzy with Whiskey in the Jar and Roisin Dubh to Horslips and their fiddle, flute and mandolin trad influences but we thought we’d take the time out to reflect on Kila’s influence on the music industry as we know it.

Kila’s Unique Sound

Kila is one of those bands whose unique sounds stops a person and demands their attention. They’ve travelled worldwide with their music and retained their individual Irish tone since the 1980s. Now we’re not saying they haven’t changed. In fact, Kila are one of the only Irish bands to switch up their style as often as every year, however you can still hear elements of Irish Trad in everything we’re going to show you.

First up is Kila’s works with movie soundtracks. This particular song is for internationally acclaimed movie “The Secret of Kells.” All credit goes to: M. Máire Ní Shúilleabháin on youtube for this video:

Kila’s Unique Interpretation of World Music

They are influenced by world music, some of which you can hear in the 2009 performance we found on youtube. The fusion of Irish trad and african music in this particular song is beautiful:
Credit: Daniela Sabatini

Kila’s Classic Stage Performances

This particular performance enchanted the crowd in the Button Factory in 2012. Here you can see the Bongos and the Bodhrán drum perfectly complementing each other.
Credit:
Alexandre Pereiras

Kila’s influence and Collaboration across Irish Music

Here they are performing live on the Button Factory Stage in 2013 with Glen Hansard performing “Friends” which Ronan O’Snodaigh co wrote with Mic Christopher. Next to that they have collaborated on the Ballad of Ronny Drew with U2, Shane McGowan, Glen Hansard, Damien Dempsey, The Dubliners and more in 2009.
Video Credit: Myles O’Reilly

Audience Feedback

We’re always glad for feedback at the Museum, particularly on our blogposts as we know we’re not the only people passionate about Irish music history. Kila shared our post and on their comments section Sean Lally got in touch to point out that:

They missed Ronan completely revolutionalising bodhran playing and still being one of the most exciting and innovative players.

Fair point Sean, we thought we’d covered it mentioning the use of Bodhrán and Bongos that Ronan and the band are revolutionary but we’d admit that we didn’t say it as accurately as yourself. This addition is for you!

Kila’s Tour in 2017

They are once again playing the Button Factory, kicking off their Christmas Tour on the 22nd of December. Perfect just in time for the beginning of the Christmas season. Tickets cost €20.50 + service charge and can be bought here

The Museum is also offering 20% off to anyone attending this Kila show as long as they show the ticket at reception where you can take a tour on the full view of Irish Rock N Roll History featuring trad, blues, modern rock and everything in between.