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Cathy Jordan (vocals/bodhrán/ukulele/guitar)

Claudia Schwab (fiddles/vocals/loops)

Irene Buckley (electronics/vocals/keys)

In an intimate setting, the three musicians express their bond to traditional music, whereby ancient tradition is summoned to meet new burgeonings: atmospheric drones amalgamate with ancient song lyrics, a sound world of fiddle-delays draws us into the story of a dreadful ghost, while stomping bodhrán rhythms accompany the efforts of a boatsman to convince his love to marry him. Intricate three-part vocal harmonies honour the life of a sailor working for the royal navy and we hear a woman’s warning to “never prove false to your womankind”.


Their debut album FEMALE RAMBLING SAILOR will premiered in July 1st 2023, delivering a mesmerising soundscape celebrating songs with a focus on the perspective of a female narrator, a theme that appeared naturally in the process of the trio working together. The album presents a unique synergy of Catherine Jordan's grounding in the Irish music tradition, Irene Buckley's background in ambient and electronic music and Claudia Schwab's experience of amalgamating diverse genres and music traditions.


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