Spearheaded by duo Pádraig 'MC Muipéad' Ó Conghaile (rapper, singer, lyricist, synths & producer) & Cian Mac Cárthaigh (guitar, bass, beats & producer), Fáilte Isteach sees Ó Conghaile & Mac Cárthaigh working with an eclectic group of musicians who make up the latest incarnation of the IMLÉ collective.
Regular contributors Karl Odlum (Producer & multi-instrumentalist), Fergal Moloney (singer-songwriter & producer) & David Hingerty (Drummer & percussionist) return and are joined by bi-lingual vocalist, composer & songwriter Ríona Sally Hartman and Conamara native Róisín Seoighe, who began life as a Sean Nós singer but who is now writes & sings her own newly composed material in Irish, as well as Ross Whyte a Scottish composer, sound artist and one half of Scottish Gael Electronica duo WHYTE.
Lyrically the album covers many different themes - from a call to action against intolerance, xenophobia & racism (Dúiseann Muid Suas) to the highly unrealistic environment of social media with imagery & profiles depicting perfection (ÉAD) but ultimately the message of the album is to celebrate the small beautiful things, the everyday and a shared life - as expressed on their first single from the album Do Chuid Jeans.
The melting pot of musical styles & perspectives creates a body of work that mixes Hip-Hop, Indie, RnB, Trip-Hop and Dance music amongst other genres but ultimately results in a sound that is unique to IMLÉ.
released June 4, 2022
Ceoltóirí / Musicians – Pádraig ‘MC Muipéad’ Ó Conghaile, Cian Mac Cárthaigh, Ríona Sally Hartman, Fergal Moloney, Róisín Seoighe, Karl Odlum, Dave Hingerty
Taifeadadh & Léiriú / Recording & Producing - Karl Odlum ( tracks 4,5,6,7,10,11) IMLÉ & Karl Odlum (tracks 1,3,8,9) IMLÉ & Darragh Nolan (track 2) Ross Whyte (track 12)
IMLÉ are a collective of musicians under stewardship of Dublin based musician and producer Cian Mac Cárthaigh. IMLÉ mix
different musical styles and artforms together in a way that has never been seen or heard before in the Irish language musical sphere....more
Love this record , playing speir rua on repeat …Irish language ,Latin rhythms and bass lines from the US . It takes me from Seville to Da Barras Clonakilty where we saw the Ollam ! This is a diverse beautiful album . Heartfelt lyrics and brilliantly produced . Hope you come to Scotland to perform this … ian stevens