Formed in Dublin's late 1980's, Kíla are one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands - rooted in tradition, yet inspired by a myriad of influences and ideas from all around the world.
Kíla fuse their own melodies, Irish (Gaeilge) lyrics, Irish folk instruments such as whistles, fiddles, Uilleann pipes and bodhrán with djembe, congas, drums, mandolins, brass and acoustic / electric / bass guitars.
"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."
"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!"
"All the wonderful, shamanistic energy of the amazing Kíla"
Kíla’s trip to the UK is supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain.
"One of the most beautifully euphoric live experiences" BBC WORLD REVIEW