As in society at large, the use of the Irish language is dwindling in music – although some are fighting its corner. Galway’s Tuath are using the less than obvious medium of experimental post-rock to, as they put it, “bring the language to a broader audience in a non-nationalistic way”. The results, as heard on their debut EP An taobh tuath(ail) are certainly impressive enough to stand above any notion of tokenism. The band play Aras Na Gaeil on July 11th as part of the Galway Arts Festival (featuring their own hip-hop project Croas in support) and Club K the following night for the festival’s fringe club.
Photo: Marta Kanykowa