Kíla celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2017 and continue to sound incredibly fresh and exciting.
Formed at school in Dublin in the late 1980’s, Kíla are heralded as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. Their unique sound has continued to evolve. Rooted in tradition, yet inspired by a myriad of influences and ideas from across the world. Kíla fuse Irish (Gaeilge) lyrics, folk instruments; Fiddles, Uilleann pipes, Bodhrán, Bones and Woodwinds with Djembe, Congas, Drums, Mandolin, Brass, acoustic and electric guitars. The result is a fresh blend of freewheeling instrumentals, furious jigs, and primal rhythms that transcend the boundaries of traditional Irish music. Bristling with passion and energy!
Kíla will bring their ‘energetic, creative and wildly exuberant music’ (France’s Trad Mag), to festivals across Europe to celebrate this career milestone.
The band are riding high on the success of the 2016 album ‘Suas Síos’, the writing of the remarkable music for Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar nominated films; The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, and the Emmy nominated documentary Ireland’s Wild River – The Secret Life Of The Shannon.
The band have produced 10 critically acclaimed studio albums and on St Patrick’s Day, 17 March 2017, the long awaited Live album ‘Alive’, was released. Featuring fun and vibrant performances of favourite tracks from the vast Kíla back catalogue.
‘Whatever it is… this is it. Kíla are right there at the cusp of it… Somehow you get the feeling they lit the fuse for the big bang.’Bono
‘Softly spoken off stage and complete lunatics on it, Kíla have torn up the rulebook with their wantonly eclectic mix of styles, Brilliant!’Hot Press