Lankum are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar.
Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material. Having spent the last number of years performing as Lynched, the band decided that they would no longer continue with the name due to the unavoidable implications that it has in regards to acts of racist violence.
There is folk that wants to whisper in your ear, and then there is the music of Lankum: urgent, desperate and detonating, full of lyrics and sounds smacking together like waves shattering stones in a storm.
- Ian Lynch: vocals, uilleann pipes, English concertina, tin whistle, percussion
Daragh Lynch: vocals, guitar, bowed guitar, percussion, piano
Radie Peat: vocals, bayan, concertina, harmonium, Hammond organ, piano, Wurlitzer, harp, mellotron
Cormac Dermody: vocals, fiddle, viola, bowed banjo, double bass, vibraphone, piano, percussion