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About The Whileaways

Multi folk award nominee’s The Whileaways have ingeniously solved the dilemma of having three lead singers by becoming, essentially, one stunning voice. The band of “perfected simplicity”, combine in sublime harmonies, singing songs they have mined from their own lived lives and the lives of others.  With themes of family, love and a sense of place, their music “hollers for a chance to be heard in a live setting, so rich is its lyrical tapestry”  (The Irish Times).

Joined by maestro’s Eimhin Cradock and William Merrigan on drums and double bass, The Whileaways will perform at the Sugar Club as part of their Irish Summer Tour. Prepare to be spellbound.

Artist Bio:

Instinctive sibling-like harmonies, captivating lyrics and melodies mark The Whileaways sound, which has been described as “perfected simplicity” and the band as “masters of arrangement and song-writing “(Irish Echo, USA) .

Since forming in 2012, this trio of song-writers has released four critically acclaimed albums, their most recent – In All Honesty – was released last year.

The Whileaways are Noelie McDonnell, Noriana Kennedy and Nicola Joyce, three accomplished singers who had each toured and recorded extensively with their separate projects before coming together as a band.

With over a dozen albums to their collective credit, and having played gigs and festivals all over the world, they began to admire each other’s singing at sessions in their home-town of Galway. Since coming together they have toured all over the world, and been nominated for

Best Group and Best Album in the RTÉ Folk Awards, and garnered high praise from the music press both at home and abroad.

They have been described as “among the finest singer in the country” (Hot Press) and their music as “profound and insightful, tightly woven, experimental, fresh and energetic” (Irish Music Magazine) .

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June 14, 2023 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

General Admission – €20.00

Limited seating. Please note seats can not be allocated. Seats operate on a first come, first served basis.
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