Wookalily in Kilcar this Saturday

The Áislann are delighted to bring one of the country’s most colourful bands to Kilcar on Saturday, May 5.

The Áislann are delighted to bring one of the country’s most colourful bands to Kilcar on Saturday, May 5.

Wookalily are a Co. Down based band of five women and one man. Their programme includes a rich blend of bluegrass, folk and country blues with a good mix of covers and original material. Wookalily have played most major Irish bluegrass festivals.

The band has recently been invited by Dixie and Tom T. Hall to represent Ireland on the ‘Daughters of Bluegrass’ CD project. The idea for this project came originally from American bluegrass artists Lorraine Jordan and Gena Britt. They felt that since there were so many great women pickers and singers in bluegrass, that they should be brought together for a recording project showcasing those talents. This year’s album will include names such as Sierra Hull and Dale Ann Bradley, but will also include artists from outside of the USA including Woolalily.

The latest addition to the line up of Wookalily is Megan McWilliams, their new lead singer. Megan is a daughter of the Co. Antrim singer/songwriter David McWilliams, who achieved considerable success, particularly on the continent in the late 1960s with his song ‘Days of Pearly Spencer’, a song that has become something of a classic. A recording of the song by Marc Almond reached No. 4 in the U.K. charts in 1992.

So if your taste in music includes The Dixie Chicks, Emmylou Harris, The Carter Family, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, etc., don’t miss Wookalily in the Áislann, Kilcar this Saturday. Doors open 8Pm, concert at 8.30pm.