Deep End of The Ford

Deep End of The Ford

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Deep End of The Ford are an experimental improvising compositional collective made of: Lorcán Mac Mathúna (voice); Seán Mac Erlaine (bass clarinet, saxophone, electronics); Martin Tourish (piano accordion); Eoghan Neff (fiddle and looping station); Flaithrí Neff (uilleann pipes, low whistles)

Biography

Deep End of The Ford are an experimental improvising compositional collective made of: Lorcán Mac Mathúna (voice); Seán Mac Erlaine (bass clarinet, saxophone, electronics); Martin Tourish (piano accordion); Eoghan Neff (fiddle and looping station); Flaithrí Neff (uilleann pipes, low whistles).

All of the members of Deep End of The Ford are highly accomplished musicians in their own fields who are drawn to exploration of the nature of improvisation in music. They have all undertaken postgraduate research on the topic and four of the members have obtained or are in the final stages of doctoral theses in music.

Deep End of The Ford combines musicians from diverse backgrounds who have found musical communion in an avant-garde approach while creating epic sound-scapes

As Ciarán Carson comments in his recent translation of An Táin “Much of the action in the Táin takes place at fords. …There are deep ends to these fords. In Irish mythology streams and rivers are liminal zones between this world and the Otherworld.” Deep End of The Ford delve the depths and currents of this ancient myth to create evocative music which, like the transcendent exploits of An Táin, exists on the boundaries of musical styles.

Discography

An Táin (2012)