This event is presented and promoted by Irish Music and Dance in London (IMDL)
‘A timeless and heady mix of traditions, the self-titled debut from The Wilderness Yet is an outstanding collection from three musicians at the top of their game.’ Folk Radio UK
‘This is something timely…The Wilderness Yet have released a lovely album with gorgeous artwork… autumnal and rustic…’ Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
The Wilderness Yet combines the acclaimed talents of folksinger Rosie Hodgson, traditional fiddler Rowan Piggott, and guitarist-flautist Philippe Barnes. Independently, they have earned audiences’ esteem as consummate musicians; together, they weave an eclectic tapestry of traditional and original songs and tunes; from a cappella three-part harmonies to luscious instrumental arrangements.
James Carty and Eimear McGeown met on the London session scene and have been performing together for the past 3 years.
James, a Fiddle player from Boyle, Co Roscommon comes from a long line of traditional Irish musicians. In 2017 he released his debut solo album Hiding Daylight in Dark Corners. In 2020 he released a duet collaboration with John Carty called “The Wavy Bow Collection”. James has also appeared as a guest on recordings with Harry Bradley and Brian Rooney.
Eimear started Irish flute at a young age with the legendary Séamus Tansey and won two All Ireland titles. She has appeared as soloist on BBC’s Last Night of the Proms and in Carnegie Hall performing on both Classical and Irish flutes. Eimear launched her debut album ‘Inis’, at the Irish Embassy in London hosted by Ambassador Adrian O’Neill.
They will be joined by Jonas Fromseier on bouzouki who has toured extensively in Europe and the US in different constellations and most recently recorded a duo album with David Munnelly and also with John and James Carty.
This event is supported by The Emigrant Support Programme and The Irish Embassy in London’s Creative Communities Fund