Their sound may conjure images of the Appalachian mountains before Yeats’s Ben Bulben, but this four-piece originated in Sligo. Old Hannah are Anthony Mannion (dobro/guitar/vocals), Lucie Crichlow (guitar/vocals), Luke Mercer (guitar/vocals), and Leo Morris (banjo/guitar/vocals).
The band are firmly rooted in old-time sounds, as an early passion for bluegrass, western swing and roots saw them mix traditional and contemporary influences into a truly unique set of original music. Three-part vocal harmonies are the core to their sound and are accompanied by masterful dobro, guitar and banjo picking.
Recent accolades include being featured on the Other Voices Music Trail, TG4’s Ceol ar an Imeall, and performing on the Breaking Tunes stage at HMV Grafton St. In the past they’ve opened for the likes of The Duke and the King and performed with Lisa Hannigan.
Audiences can expect captivating harmonies, smart songwriting and crazy skills in guitar, dobro, mandolin and banjo-picking. These guys wear a love of old-time sounds proudly on their sleeves and bring it soaring into the 21st century with fresh new themes, stories and arrangements that never fail to delight.