Baile An Salsa
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Baile An Salsa

Galway, Connaught, Ireland | Established. Jan 01, 2012

Galway, Connaught, Ireland
Established on Jan, 2012
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"Two Worlds in one Band"

THE WORLDS of Irish trad and Latin American music join forces in an exciting way when Baile An Salsa take to the stage.

The Galway based band perform original material in Irish, Spanish, and English, with music drawing from the Irish, salsa, rumba, flamenco, and sean nós styles. They call their music ‘Salsa-Trad’.

The band also have an international make-up with vocalist Andres Martorell (Uruguay); percussionists Alan Preims (Italy), Frailan Moran (Cuba), and Rags Ferguson (Ireland); violinist Michael Chang (USA), bassist Antonio Aguilar (Mexico); pianist Brid Dunne (Ireland); mandolinist/guitarist Peter Brazier (Britain); and accordionist Ger Chambers (Ireland).

Baile an Salsa were featured as the ‘Play Irish’ artist on Galway Bay FM. They have been played on Canadian Radio, and reached Number 2 in the Colombian Charts in February, while Poland’s Radio PIN picked one of the band’s tunes, ‘Irish Plena’, as its Song of the Week.

Baile An Salsa play Campbell’s Tavern, Cloughanover tomorrow at 9.30pm. For more information contact Campbell’s on 093 - 35454,, or see - Galway Advertiser

"Baile An Salsa - Salsa Trad"

Como ya todos sabemos, La Salsa y la música latina dejaron de ser un asunto exclusivo de Latinoamérica y el caribe, actualmente esta totalmente descentralizada y los países con nuevas orquestas sorprenden hasta a el mas avezado intelectual y conocer del tema. La ultima joya, la cual es una recomendación del DJ irlandés Matt Kavanagh, es una agrupación llamada Baile An Salsa, de la ciudad de Galway, Irlanda. El nombre de la banda es tan solo una interesante y grata coincidencia por la utilización de la palabra Baile. Baile en el idioma irlandés o celta significa ciudad lo cual vendría a ser como La Ciudad de Salsa.

Baile An Salsa se conformo en el año 2011 por músicos de diferentes nacionalidades, entre las que se encuentran, chinos, irlandeses, mexicanos y uruguayos entre otros. Su director es el vocalista uruguayo Andrés Martorell.

Salsa Trad es un álbum altamente recomendado no solo para conocedores y fans que quieren propuestas diferentes, sino también para el bailador, que encontrara en este, números para desfogarse en la pista de baile. Solamente al escuchar el muy cadencioso y energético Mother’s Delight te hará querer mas de Baile An Salsa. Aquí se escucha perfectamente el concepto creado por la orquesta: instrumentos utilizados para interpretar música celta como El Bodhran, los violines y la Mandolina se encuentran de frente con las congas, los tambores bata y los timbales. También esta el interesante corte Irish Plena, que como su nombre lo sugiere, es su visión de la música celta mezclada con la plena puertorriqueña.

Si alguna vez escucho a la popular banda escocesa Salsa Céltica, aquí esta entonces su respuesta irlandesa, Baile An Salsa. Por DJ El Chino - Solar Latin Club

"Baile An Salsa EP Review - Trad Connect"

This is the debut EP featuring 5 tracks from Galway band Baile an Salsa. As the name suggests this is a truly international band that mixes traditional music with Latin rhythms and beats. When I first encountered Baile an Salsa my interest was immediately drawn to their fresh sound. What started as a general curiosity changed when I got my hands on the EP. The members that make up the band come from diverse backgrounds and bring with them some very strong credentials. The EP’s strong vocals hang on the voice of Andres Martorell from Uruguay who has played in a multitude of groups and has recorded in his own right. Galway must be a melting pot for the musicians of the world inspired by a love of traditional music because the rest of the group is made up of members from Mexico, UK, USA. Italy, Cuba. The Irish participants in this truly international group come from Wicklow, Louth, and Mayo.

There are 4 tracks on the EP two of which are driven by the vocals of Andres. Irish Plena is the opening track with its mix of Irish and Salsa revolving around a simple refrain. Share the Stars is the strongest song among the tracks and is cleverly mixed with traditional. It ends with a truly Latin carnival outro that fits perfectly. It was composed by Andres Martorell with some help from Peter Brazier, and focuses on the expanse between people that you love and how you share the stars and find hope. A definite crowd pleaser no doubt at the live gigs. Mothers Delight again mixes the genres perfectly and is a very engaging number. This is a short EP and the tracks are something that as a young music collector I would have sought out for that Saturday party mix. The music is different, fun and very well produced. For anyone that was a fan of Carlos Santana it has that sort of vibe to it. Whilst Salsa Trad will never threaten the tradition it is great to see these albums and alternative mixes. Baile an Salsa are a refreshingly different group producing cross over music that is high on imagination and creativity. An enjoyable EP.
Visit their website to listen and buy - Trad Connect

"Salsa Verde"

When Baile an Salsa raised the roof on The Late Late Show in October, host Ryan Tubridy asked them to follow him around for a week, because they cheered him up so much with their infectious blend of traditional Irish and Latin rhythms.

Unfortunately for Ryan, Baile an Salsa are having too much fun entertaining crowds all over the country and they return to Galway for a free show at Monroe’s Live on Saturday, 7 March.

Since salsa singer and voice coach Andres Martorell first decided to blend salsa and trad during a mid-show pint at a nearby céilí, Baile an Salsa have taken the music scene by storm here, headlining the Temple Bar TradFest in January of this year.

With nine world-class musicians all dancing and grooving on stage, it’s practically impossible not to dance and definitely impossible not to have a smile on your face. Top covers act Lunar Playground will follow Baile an Salsa onstage from midnight until late.

So, this Saturday, 7 March, get on down to salsa town with Baile an Salsa at Monroe’s Live! Doors open at 9pm and admission is free before 11.30pm.

For access to great deals and offers and priority tickets, download the Monroe’s Live members’ app for free now on the Android and Apple App Stores. - Galway Independent


Salsa  -Trad :  EP 2012

 Tribu : Full album 2014 



Formed just over one year ago, Baile an Salsa are an international band comprised of ten world-class musicians. The band seamlessly and skillfully blend their passion for Latin salsa and traditional Irish music, which they call "Salsa-Trad", and its appeal is apparent in the band's growing Irish and international fan base.

There was a strong positive reaction to their self-titled debut EP in Ireland and abroad: it charted at No. 2 in Colombia earlier this year, and Radio PIN (Poland) featured one track as its Song of the Week. The EP reached as far as Asia, where Baile an Salsa songs were played at Salsa Festivals in Singapore and China. In Ireland, Baile an Salsa were selected as the "Play Irish" artist on Galway Bay FM. They have performed live on RTE1's "The Late Late Show", and have played at the Guinness Festival and The Cork Gathering Festival in 2013. Most recently, the band were featured as a headline act at the 2014 Temple Bar TradFest.

Baile an Salsa perform original material composed by the band and blended with traditional Irish tunes. Andres Mart
orell, the lead vocalist and founder of the band, brings melodies from various styles including Salsa, Rumba, Flamenco, Sean Ns and more. Don't be surprised to hear songs in Irish, Spanish and English!

Baile An Salsa are:

Vocals – Andres Martorell
Congas – Alan Preims
Bass – Antonio Aguilar
Fiddle – Michael Chang
Bata & Percussion – Frailan Moran
Mandolin & Guitar – Peter Brazier
Accordeon – Ger Chambers
Piano – Brid Dunne
Timbales & Bodhran – Rags Ferguson
Flute / Bouzouki - Gabriel G Diges 

Band Members