NoCrows with special guests Lisa Lambe and Martin Tourish
NoCrows is a dynamic folk orchestra from the multicultural melting pot of Sligo’s music scene. Formed over a decade ago by musicians from Sligo’s impressively diverse music scene, NoCrows embrace Irish traditional, jazz, classical and world music styles in equal measure. The presence of Waterboy Steve Wickham in their ranks has drawn them added attention, but they are a multi-instrumental ensemble outfit, who describe themselves – not inaccurately – as a “folk orchestra”.
They look forward to this special collaboration with accordionist Martin Tourish and singer/songwriter Lisa Lambe.
Described by The Irish Times as “the finest singer and actress of her generation”, Lisa Lambe is one of Ireland's most sought after performers both at home and overseas. Performing regularly at home with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and internationally with different bands and orchestras, Lisa has also performed with a broad range of top artists including Paul Brady, Colin Devlin, Hothouse Flowers, Gabe Dixon, Celtic Woman, John Sheahan, Mundy, Damien Dempsey, Eddi Reader, Declan O'Rourke, Jack L, Mark Geary, Roesy and Peter Bradley Adams.
Dublin-based accordionist, composer and producer Martin Tourish hails from Donegal. Named “Young Musician of the Year” by TG4 in 2008, as a composer, his works have been performed by Altan, Triona Marshall, The Contempo Quartet, Martin Hayes, Paddy Moloney, Seamus Begley, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. In recent years, Martin has recorded film music for Naxos with The National Symphony Orchestra, played venues such as The Royal Albert Hall with The Chieftains and The Grand Ole Opry with Altan.