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Bog Bodies

Coughlan's, Douglas St.

Fri 22 Mar
8:00 pm
€17.50

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Embark on a sonic pilgrimage with Bog Bodies, the vanguard of heavy folk in Ireland.

This enigmatic ensemble weaves a sonic tapestry that transcends genres, fusing the raw power of heavy rock with the earthy authenticity of folk traditions.

Formed in 2020, Bog Bodies emerged as a collective of seasoned musicians with a shared passion for storytelling through music. Their sound, characterised by thunderous riffs and haunting melodies, transports listeners to a realm where ancient myths and modern narratives collide. Drawing inspiration from the rich tapestry of Irish folklore and mythology, Bog Bodies creates a musical experience that is both primal and sophisticated.

Fronted by the soul-stirring vocals of Dan Maher and Ciara O’Donnell, the band's lineup boasts virtuoso instrumentalists whose mastery of their craft adds depth and complexity to each composition. From the primal beats of the drums to the melancholic flows of the flute, every element of Bog Bodies' music contributes to a unique sonic journey.

The summer of 2023 saw Bog Bodies embarking on a whirlwind tour across Ireland, leaving an indelible mark on renowned festivals such as Electric Picnic, where their thunderous riffs and haunting melodies echoed through the fields. A highlight of their journey included a mesmerising performance at Fuinneamh Festival, where the band's fusion of primal energy and folk mystique enraptured audiences under the open Irish sky.

As the summer haze lifted, Bog Bodies found themselves in the spotlight at Ireland Music Week, where they showcased their genre-defying prowess and garnered acclaim from industry insiders and music enthusiasts alike. Recently, the band has taken a bold step forward in their journey, signing with Invocation Records and DoomStar Bookings, aligning themselves with luminaries of the Nordic folk scene such as Heilung and Eivor.

Bog Bodies' live performances are nothing short of ritualistic, captivating audiences with a potent blend of sonic intensity and lyrical depth. With a growing discography that resonates with fans of heavy music and folk enthusiasts alike, Bog Bodies stands as a testament to the enduring power of music to connect us to our roots and stir our collective imagination.

As they continue to forge their path through the musical landscape, Bog Bodies invites you to join them on a journey into the heart of the ancient, where heavy folk takes on a life of its own, and the echoes of the past reverberate through every chord and lyric.


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