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Ye Vagabonds + Sairie

Monday 9th May 2022

Sold Out

+ Sairie

At The Greys

Doors 8:00 pm

Price £16 ADV + BF // £20 OTD


Melting Vinyl presents:
Ye Vagabonds + Sairie
The Greys, Brighton
Doors 8pm / Start 8.30pm
£16 + booking fee / £20 on the door
Age restrictions – 18+

Ye Vagabonds:
Best Folk Group and Traditional Folk Track (I’m a Rover) – RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2021
Winner of ‘Best Traditional Track’ – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019
Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn grew up playing music together around their hometown of Carlow, a small town in the southeast of Ireland. After moving to Dublin in 2012, they quickly became a staple of the live music and session scene in Ireland, playing their own original songs as well as folk songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America. In 2014 they came to the attention of Arbutus Yarns’ music filmmaker Myles O’Reilly, whose videos gained international attention for the brothers for the first time. After a chance meeting at Electric Picnic in September 2015, the brothers performed onstage with Glen Hansard, who invited them to open for him on his European tour the following October.

Since then, they have been busy touring Ireland, the UK and Europe, opening for acts such as Villagers, Roy Harper and Lisa
Hannigan (whose band they played in for her Irish tour, June 2016). They have played sold out headline shows in Ireland, France,
Switzerland and the UK.

”A remarkable album” – Songlines

“Joyous” – Uncut

“They remind me of my first days at ‘Les Cousins’ in Soho in 1965… Ye Vagabonds are a modern expression of a tradition that is truly robust and important to these islands.” – Roy Harper

“Going backwards to go forwards, [Ye Vagabonds] look not to modern day influence to inspire their sound, but prefer to absorb and reflect the most genuine leanings of deep tradition, playing folk music that resonates as pure and honest as it has since time immemorial. In an age where styles have a limited shelf life, and musicians so often live by definition of their sell-by date, Ye Vagabonds make music that honours timeless sincerity with acoustic fireside storytelling that will sound as current a hundred years from now as it has a hundred generations past.” – Myles O Reilly (Arbutus Yarns)



Descending from East Sussex, Sairie is the musical brainchild of local folk veterans Emma Morton, Jon Griffin, and Andy Thomas. Although Sairie’s sound falls within the realm of contemporary, snippets of nostalgia and traditional folk leak through the gaps drawing influence from folklore, dark tales, mystery, nature and landscape. Using structural simplicity, beautifully melodic vocals, and a limited range of traditional instrumentation, Sairie creates sophisticated folk ballads which gently nudge the listener into a mellow yet enlightening haze. 

Sairie play a mix of original and traditional folk music. Their sound is sparse, delicate and“retains the English folk tradition nurtured by Anne Briggs and Shirley Collins.” The Wire