Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn grew up playing music together around their hometown of Carlow, a small town in the southeast of Ireland.
After moving to Dublin in 2012, they quickly became a staple of the live music and session scene in Ireland, playing their own original songs as well as folk songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America.
They have made numerous television and live radio appearances in Ireland, and were also part of ‘Imagining Home’, a live broadcast
concert in the National Concert Hall of Ireland, 2016, curated by Glen Hansard, Philip King and Gary Sheehan.
In October 2017 they launched their debut, self-titled album to great acclaim. “Ye Vagabonds” comprises of harmony rich folk music, influenced by Irish traditional music, Appalachian singing, and the 1960’s folk revival. It includes ten mellow tracks weaved with thoughtful lyrics, thickly layered with strings and droning harmonium.
Their second album ‘The Hare’s Lament’ was released on 22nd March 2019 to huge critical acclaim. In 2019 they won the BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Traditional Track, and they swept the boards at the RTÉ Radio One Folk Awards where they won Best Traditional Track, Best Group, and Best Album.
A long-awaited EP came out on January 22nd 2020 featuring two tracks, again released on Rough Trade Records’ imprint River Lea, and an album follows in early 2022.
“A remarkable album” – Songlines
“Joyous” – Uncut
“A cavern of delights… A labyrinthine treasure trove” – The Irish Times
For more information or to listen to Brian and Diarmuid, visit www.yevagabonds.com
Listen to Ye Vagabonds here