Dublin, Leinster, IRL

A contemporary interpretation of traditional music.


Led by saxophonist and composer Nick Roth, Yurodny perform contemporary interpretations of traditional music from Eastern Europe and the Near East alongside new works from composers inspired by these traditions.

Described by the Irish Times as 'triumphant...vibrant and irresistable' and by the Journal of Music as 'music sans frontieres...breathtaking elegance' the group have performed at festivals across Europe since their formation in 2007 and have released two critically acclaimed albums on the Diatribe label.

A Yurodny track also featured on the IASCA CD compilation for the members of the UK and US State delegations of Barrack Obama and HRH Queen Elizabeth II during their recent visits to Ireland. In 2012, as well as their European festival dates the ensemble will perform in Tokyo playing a new work by Japanese composer Mamoru Fujieda and in Istanbul premiering new works by Ed Bennett and Kamran Ince, both of which were Commission Awards from the Arts Council of Ireland in 2010 and 2011. The group have been invited to perform at the internationally renowned Festival au D├ęsert in Mali in January 2012.


Odd Set (Diatribe Records '08)


Evenset (Diatribe Records '09)


Music from these albums, and live recordings by the group, have featured on European and US radio shows, often in exclusive interview sessions or feature programmes on the band.