Strange Brew presents three of the West Of Ireland’s finest acts recorded live at the Róisín Dubh
Commissioned by St. Patrick's Festival 2022
Daithi is an electronic music producer and two time Choice Award nominee who combines nature recordings, old Irish samples and analog synths to create a unique type of house music that’s soaked in Irish culture. Last year, Daithi sampled a forgotten recording of his grandmother to create ‘Mary Keane’s Introduction’, capturing the imagination of millions of Irish people across the world, and staying no.1 in the Spotify viral charts for 6 weeks.
Anna Mullarkey is a composer and performer from Galway, weaving electronics with piano and voice. Having grown up in the West of Ireland, Anna draws inspiration from the sea for her compositions. Irish Theatre Magazine classified her music as “ if a sultry ménage of Björk/Billie Holiday/Philip Glass got together at the Wickerman Festival.” She has released four solo electronic/folktronica singles under the Strange Brew label. A leading act at the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture launch, she composed and performed the score for several Arts Council-funded plays. Awards for the short films and documentaries she scored include Best Short Documentary at both Galway Film Fleadh and Cork Film Festival. She is currently working on her debut album, which fuses folk and electronica.
Tracy Bruen, (Solo Artist of the Year 2015, Galway Advertiser) recently launched her debut album, “Mirror”. A multi-instrumentalist, Tracy writes music which seamlessly blends and bends the genres of folk, prog, pop, and indie. Her music is crafted around her spellbinding vocals, stories and her theatrical flair. Tracy has played many of Ireland's major music and art festivals and has headlined in many well known venues in Ireland, the UK, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Germany. She supported Lisa Hannigan in one of the most hotly anticipated gigs of Galway Arts Festival and previously supported Mick Flannery and The West Cork Ukulele Orchestra. She is also the host and driving force behind the famous Open Mic Night at the Róisín Dubh.