PODCAST: Ian Lynch of Lynched – the best folk band working anywhere today
Lynched are an absolutely spellbinding folk band who have gained plaudits for their album Cold Old Fire, a remarkable mixture of old Dublin music hall songs, traditional ballads and original compositions.
Coming from a punk tradition, they found folk music later than many, but it hasn’t held them back and as a live act, they are almost without compare.
I spoke to Ian Lynch about how the band started, their repertoire of songs and the new traditional scene in Ireland today.
Lynched appear at the 2016 Liverpool Irish Festival on Sunday, October 16 in the Philharmonic Music Rooms. Tickets and further details available here.