Dublin, County Dublin
Wicker Bones began in 2009 when five people with a mutual love of Irish music came
together to learn a few songs and possibly play some gigs. They have since gone from strength to
strength developing as artists, performing at festivals in Ireland and abroad and releasing two EPs,
The Martry Sessions (October 2011) and Concatenation (August 2012).
Wicker Bones have been in demand as a live act in Ireland, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and
China where they represented Ireland at the World Culture Festival in Louyang. They have been
asked to headline at a number of major venues in their hometown, Dublin, including Whelans’ and
Academy II. Wicker Bones also completed their first tour in Wales in July 2012, a tour that
culminated with their sell-out performance at the Folk on the Lawn festival, Tintern. They have also
performed at nearly every major festival in Ireland including Electric Picnic, Knockanstockan and
Spirit of Folk.
Wicker Bones’ musical expression is found in the juxtaposition of disparate ideas. A reverence of
tradition is contrasted with the utilization of contemporary compositional techniques. Moments of
great lyrical beauty are found beside crunching dissonances. It is this unity between contrasting
expressions that creates the unique sound that Wicker Bones are constantly trying to explore and
Concatenation, Wicker Bones’ latest EP is a six track miniature concept album that has received
great response from live audiences and hopefully now from the music buying public. It represents
our strongest expression of the musical material closest to our heart and also aims to broaden the
scope of what a traditional band, where three out of five members cannot read music, can do.
Concatenation was recorded and mixed by the wonderful Conor Brady of Phonic Studios, Dublin.
Wicker Bones plans for next year include a full length concept album in early to mid 2013, another
foreign tour in an as yet to be announced country and a video for their song Red Iron Ore.