Tuesday, 7 April 2009

The Bahh Band at the Courthouse - Classical Indian, with a difference...

The Bahh BandThe Bahh Band play the Ennistymon Courthouse Gallery on Thursday, April 9th (8 pm, 8 euro). "The Bahh Band are a unique collective of musicians from various countries and backgrounds based in the West of Ireland. Bahh have been delighting audiences over the last two years, in sessions and concerts in various venues in Ireland and across Europe. They recently made a lasting impression on early morning crowds in the Body and Soul area at the Electric Picnic festival. The music has roots in the Classical Indian tradition but bridges the gap between such diverse influences as Ravi Shankar, Jimi Hendrix and Robert Johnson. The core members are Mattu on the sarod (a 25 stringed Indian lute), Ciro on tabla (the famous Indian hand drums), Tom Portman on dobro (slide guitar) and vocals, Pauly Smalls on double bass and Brian Fleming on bodhrán and percussion. The group regularly invites guest musicians to perform with them including vocalists and other instrumentalists. Their performances are an enchanting mix of ancient ragas from India with a passionate and innovative interpretation of modern forms. Truly a sight and sound to behold." "Bahh" is a Bengali word to express the inexpressible - it literally means "what words?" Website: www.myspace.com/bahhband

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