Trad/World/Ethnic

This Is How We Fly :: Woo Dr Rhythm


“Some of the most ear-opening music…” – Last Night’s Fun
“Traditional music shot through with the adrenaline of
contemporary influences: a lethal but irresistible cocktail.” – The Irish Times
“A white-hot creative crucible uniting four pyrotechnic young talents.” – Celtic Connections

WATCH MORE OF THIS IS HOW WE FLY FILMED BY MYLES O’REILLY

This is How we Fly is a contemporary folk band consisting of Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh on fiddle & hardanger fiddle, Seán Mac Erlaine on clarinets & live electronics, Nic Gareiss on percussive dance, and Petter Berndalen on drums and percussion. Individually, each member has carved out a reputation for not just mastering their chosen fields, but rising above, redefining and renewing the musical world they come from.

The blend of these four individual musicians draws on Irish, Swedish and American music and dance traditions. This is How we Fly approach their material flexibly as improvisers creating exhilarating live performances ranging from near silent renditions of Scandinavian fiddle tunes, to freely improvised tone poems with electronics to foot-stomping new compositions.

Initially brought together through a commission from the Dublin Fringe Festival in 2010, This is How we Fly have since performed throughout Ireland, Northern Ireland, Sweden and Denmark, as well as an appearance at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival alongside television performances on RTÉ 1 and BBC Alba.
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh – fiddle, hardanger fiddle
Best known for his work with traditional musicians including Mick O’Brien & Brendan Begley, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh has deservedly gained an enviable profile as an innovative solo artist with his imaginative compositions and thrilling performance style.

http://www.caoimhinoraghallaigh.com

Seán Mac Erlaine – bass clarinet, clarinet, live electronics

Seán’s music draws on his background as one of Ireland’s most forward thinking jazz musicians, frequently collaborating with musicians well beyond the orbit of jazz as well as top theatre producers and dancers. His versatility as a woodwind instrumentalist has been recognised through many awards including Cork Jazz Festival Best Irish Artist Award.

http://www.seanmacerlaine.com

Nic Gareiss – percussive dance

Nic has performed as a featured soloist with The Chieftains, Solas, Darol Anger, Dervish and Martin Hayes. His work re-imagines movement as a musical activity, morphing dance into a medium that appeals to both the eyes and the ears. Nic draws from many percussive dance traditions to weave together a technique in service of his love of improvisation, traditional footwork vocabulary and musical collaboration.

http://www.nicgareiss.com

Petter Berndalen – drums, percussion

Petter Berndalen is a groundbreaking percussionist, turning the accepted conditions and past norms of drum playing upside down. Deeply rooted in the Swedish folk music tradition he is the first percussionist in the world with a degree in Swedish folk music. In 2008, after ten years of studies he graduated from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with a Master’s of Fine Arts. He frequently appears both as a solo artist as well as with diffrent bands and projects, both in Sweden and worldwide.

http://www.berndalen.se

2 comments on “This Is How We Fly :: Woo Dr Rhythm

  1. Hello would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re working with?
    I’m going to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a tough time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.

    The reason I ask is because your lyout seems different then most blogs
    and I’m looking for soething unique. P.S Apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

    • I wanted to check up and let you know how , very much I liked discovering your site today. I’d personally consider it an honor to operate at my company and be able to make real use of the tips discussed on your site and also participate in visitors’ opinions like this. Should a position connected with guest writer become offered at your end, please let me know.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: