Saturday, October 29. @ 18:00 – 19:00
I Have a Tribe, Patrick O’Laoghaire’s home for his piano-driven songs, conjures up a commitment at once both personal and universal. Described as one of Ireland’s “most exceptional musicians” by the Irish Times, O’Laoghaire performs at the piano with improvised set lists and often changing arrangements. There is an elemental, instinctive nature to his work. He has toured with and opened for Anna Calvi, Lisa Hannigan and Villagers, and was invited to take part in the People festival (curated by Bon Iver) where he collaborated with Beirut, Feist, Little Scream and Damien Rice.
O’Laoghaire translates his everyday engagement with life into his music. The songs are full of references to birds, land, light, water, love. There is a timelessness in their delivery that reaches back to somewhere distant and at the same time, lands in the now.
I Have a Tribe’s offering is a mixture of something very deep and honest with something very generous and playful. There is within his songs a vibration with the potential to unfold itself around any hour of the day.
‘His work has an organic, three-dimensional quality that lends it a rarely found sincerity; his songs are, at times, fragile … then it expands, careering forward and unfolding an unforeseen energy.‘