Los Stompers Irish music for the XXI century
Since forming in Barcelona in the late 90’s, post-Irish group Los Stompers have evolved from their pub-folk origins to attain landmark status on the Barcelona music scene.
Their current album, Life is Elsewhere (Ventilador Music, 2017), continues this musical evolution, albeit with a more intimate folk flavour than recent outings.The band's Irish roots play a key role in their music, as is only to be expected from the prime movers of the Barcelona Irish Sound. Thus, by drawing on and reinterpreting elements of Irish myth and legend, Life is Elsewhere represents a critical reappraisal of the "Celtic soul": the constructs of self and nationhood explored through fable and fantasy.
Los Stompers have performed throughout Spain and across a large part of Europe; appearing at, amongst others: Skägen Festival (Denmark), Kultur Navarra, Fiestas de la Blanca (Vitoria), Fresc Festival Sabadell (Barcelona, Festival Intercéltico de Avilés (Asturias), Mediàtic Festival (Alicante), Folk a Muralla (Girona), La Fira de Tàrrega and Festes de Gràcia (Barcelona). They have released six albums on the Ventilador Music label, garnering favourable reviews in local and national press, and enjoying airplay on Spanish Radio and Television (M80, Cadena 100, RAC 105, TV3, TVE2 & Canal33).
A flawless, assured and well-informed piece of work… a salutary new dimension, founded on an eclectic approach.- La Vanguardia
Brian O’Mahony Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Dara Luskin Bass & Vocals
Kiko Fergananim Mandola & Vocals
David Holmes Violin
Marcos López Drums
Stephane Jaïs Keyboards & Vocals
Photo: Press photo
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