Sunday 8th March 2020, perfectly coinciding with International Women’s Day and right in the beating heart of Belfast, the Sunflower Bar will play host to an afternoon of whiskey, wine and women in music.
Wookalily will be releasing and performing their latest single aptly entitled ‘Whiskey and Wine’ for the occasion and will be joined onstage by local female bands Accomplice Moon, Bläk Byrd and Si.
‘Whiskey and Wine’ (not their new way of life) is Wookalily’s new single taken from their forthcoming 2nd Album ‘Everything is Normal Except the Little Things Inside My Head’. “… it is a bottle half empty, slumped on the bar song, starting melancholic with Lyndsay’s intimate Aimee Mann like vocal drawing you in and holding your attention while the song builds to a trance like close. – Marc Higgins, FATEA Mag
Penned by vocalist and bassist Lyndsay Crothers, woven together by the Wooka ladies and captured by Northern Ireland’s only analogue recording engineer and female producer Julie McLarnon (The Vaselines, Jeffrey Lewis, Lankum and King Creosote). This is what Julie had to say… ‘The album Everything is Normal…’ sounds like a 1970s lost classic. Atmospheric, cinematic, hints of folk and Morricone but also early B52’s . I really enjoyed making this record, it’ll find its way into cultured collectors hands over time.” – Julie McLarnon, Analogue Catalogue Recording Studios
3:00pm DOORS | 3:15pm Si | 3:45pm Accomplice Moon | 4:15pm Bläk Byrd | 4:45pm WOOKALILY
Si, a local female trio firmly rooted in the Irish traditional. With acapella three part ethereal harmonies, the ladies sing of love, tragedy, death and life, and Ireland of course. Sometimes they play their flutes too.
Hailing originally from Fermanagh, Accomplice Moon soothes and captivates audiences with her subtle finger picking guitar style, her vocal stories wrap around the melody creating a fully framed picture you want to look at again and again. Recently touring with ‘Wookalily’ and joining the ranks of psychedelic rock band ‘Geoff Hatt and the Rockpool band’ Lisa from Accomplice Moon has garnered a following across Ireland and the UK.
Beverley, Emily & Lucy are Bläk Byrd, an acoustic indie folk trio featuring rich, melodic three part harmonies. Formed in June 2019, Bläk Byrd is new to the NI music scene bringing hypnotising tales of trickery, tragedy, lust and love. Look out for the first EP “Darkness in Paradise” coming Spring 2020. Influences include Fleetwood Mac, Smashing Pumpkins, First Aid Kit, Honeyblood & Courtney Barnett.
Five women, ten instruments. Wookalily. This is an ambitious folk music. Daring to dissolve musical and generic boundaries. Irreverently intertwining the disciplines of blues, rock, punk and more to create a unique and singular musical menagerie that must be witnessed to be truly experienced. Audiences will be left spinning with transcendent melodies and floating on ethereal vocals. It is a music that transports you to an ‘other’ place, somewhere between forever and the fleeting immediacy of now.
Real women making real music
March 8th 2020, Sunflower Bar, Belfast, 3-6pm Tickets £5 at Eventbrite