Ye Vagabonds make new ground with recent album The Hare’s Lament

Ye Vagabonds’ new release The Hare’s Lament is the third release on Rough Trade’s River Lea imprint.

This is an album of traditional songs learned from some of the greats of Irish music; from precious archive recordings of a grandfather they never met; from the unique collection of singer Róise na nAmhrán from Arranmore Island in Donegal (their mother’s birthplace) and from contemporaries in the singing communities around Dublin, of which Ye Vagabonds are a valued part. The band are currently  out on a UK tour, check out the list of dates below,

 

With The Hare’s Lament, Ye Vagabonds have produced a record that might remind listeners of the exquisite harmonies and intricate musicianship of the legendary Planxty while being evidently part of the current, innovative and vibrant Irish folk scene, alongside their pals Lisa O’Neill and Lankum. These songs speak to people now as they’ve always done. Check out the video below for The Foggy Dew.

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