- Written by David Rogers
Lankum (Lynched) are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material.
The release of their album Cold Old Fire and a subsequent appearance on the BBC’s Later… with Jools Hollandcemented their reputation as a band that successfully crosses genres. They launched their hugely anticipated new album Between the Earth and Sky on 27th October 2017 on prestigious Rough Trade Records.