© 2017 Kila

ABOUT

IRISH

Deirtear faoi Kíla, ar bunaíodh is iad fós ar scoil go deirneach sna h-ochtóidí, go bhfuil siad ar cheann des na buíonn is bisiúla agus is bísiúla in Éireann. Tá a gcruth fhéin á gcur acu ar an gceol Gaelach, cruth a bhíonn ag siar athrú le fuaimeanna ó cheolta na cruinne nó a dtuaraimí ceolmhara úra féin. 'Ceol comhaimseartha cruinne Gaelach' an cur síos a déantar orthu go minic mar go bhfíonn siad a bhfoinn is a n-amhráin úra Gaeilge le h-urilisi ceol dúchasachasa ar nós fidil, feadóg, píobaí, is bodhrán le djembe, congas is drummaí mar aon le mandóilín, dord-ghiotár is giotáir aibhléiseach.

Tá cúlraí ceol dúchasach, claiseacheach, is rac ag an t-ochtar ball de Kíla. 
Sé an toradh ná cumasc úr cheol de foinn fíochmhara, portanna preabacha agus rithimí corraitheacha a sháraíonn teorainneacha an cheoil Ghaelaigh. Ní h-aon eisceacht an cheirnín is úire uatha dar teideal  'Alive / In Ár mBeatha' atá lán d'anamúlacht, bríomhaireacht is teaspúlacht.  Is é an triú taifead beo as naoi thaifead déag é agus seolfar é ar Lá 'le Pádraig ar an 17ú Márta.

Tá cáil fharsaing ar Kíla as a gceolchoimreacha fuinniúla agus táid théis seinnt in os cionn 30 tír i dTuaisceart Mheirceá, An Áis, an Astraláise, An Aifric agus an Eorap le linn a dtríocha bliain ar a bhfód. Sheinn siad ag féilte mora ar nós Montreaux Jazz Festival, WOMAD éagsúla ar fud na cruinne, Féile Sziget, an féile ceol domhanda RWMF agus níos gaire don bhaile Glastonbury, an Electric Picnic agus an bhlian seo chaite thugadar an oíche chun críche ag an Cambridge Folk Festival.

Bhí sé de phibhléid acu ceol a sheinnt ag Searmanais Oscailte na hOilimpeacha Speisialta, agus d'onóir seinnt ag searmanais fáilte don Dalai Lama go hÉireann agus tá iarrta orthu faoi dhó seinnt ag cóisir gharraí an Uachtarán na hÉireann Mícheál D. Ó hUigín


Tá'n t-uafás ceol cumtha agus ceol ón a n-albaim úsaidthe ar an teilfís agus i scannáin. Cuirtear a gceol le fáisnéiseáin ar RTÉ, TG4 agus le gairead ar mórán de fháisnéiséáin Timewatch de chuid BBC a 2.

I dtaca le scannán an rud is sonrach ná an comhchumadh a rinneadar le Bruno Coulais do cheolrian an dá spionnscannán de chuid Cartoon Saloon ar ainmníodh d'Oscar agus a ghnóthaigh gradaim ag na hAnnies. B'iúd  'The Secret of Kells agus 'The Song of the Sea'. Sa bhliain 2015 ainmníodh d'Emmy iad dá gceolrian don fáisnéiseáin “Ireland’s Wild River”ar ainmníodh mar an fáisnéiseáin fiadúlra is fearr sa domhan don dá bhlian sin.

ENGLISH

Formed at school in Dublin's late 1980's, Kíla are heralded as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands. Their unique sound has been ever evolving, rooted in tradition, yet inspired by a myriad of influences and ideas from all around the world. Often defined as contemporary Irish World music, Kíla fuse the effects of their own melodies and Irish (Gaeilge) lyrics, Irish folk instruments such as whistles, fiddles, Uilleann pipes, bones and bodhrán with djembe, congas, drums, mandolins, brass and acoustic/electric/ bass guitars. Kíla's eight members come from the differing musical backgrounds of  traditional, classical and rock. The result is a fresh blend of freewheeling instrumentals, furious jigs, and primal rhythms that transcend the traditional boundaries of Irish music. Bristling with passion and energy their 19th album “Alive Beo” (3rd live album) is set for official release St Patrick's Day, March 17th.

Kíla are widely renowned for their live energetic performances and have played in over 30 countries in North America, Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe, notable festivals include The Montreux Jazz festival, WOMAD worldwide, the Sziget festival and closer to home Glastonbury and the Electric Picnic. Last year the band closed the Cambridge folk Festival on their main stage. Kíla have also had the privilege of playing the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics, Dublin and Possibilities, the event that welcomed the Dalai Lama to Ireland.
 
Kíla have worked extensively in TV and film. Their music has been placed in  many documentaries on RTÉ, TG4 and most recently in several BBC2 Timewatch documentaries. Their most notable involvement in film is their collaboration with French composer Bruno Coulais on the soundtracks for Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar nominated and Annie winning animations 'The Secret of Kells’ and ‘The Song of the Sea’.  Kíla were also nominated for an Emmy in 2015 for their soundtrack to the film “Ireland’s Wild River” which had the enviable title of being "The best wildlife film in the world of the past two years".

"Whatever it is... this is it. Kíla are right there at the cusp of it... Somehow you get the feeling they lit the fuse for the big bang." BONO
"One of the most beautifully euphoric live experiences"" BBC WORLD REVIEW

"Softly spoken off stage and complete lunatics on it, Kíla have torn up the rulebook with their wantonly eclectic mix of styles, Brilliant!’"HOTPRESS

"All the wonderful, shamanistic energy of the amazing Kíla'" NEIL JORDAN

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