Friday 9pm on Phil Lynott Stage @ The Bloody Stream - Heavy Folk
BOG BODIES are a heavy folk outfit, from Ireland, formed by songwriter and archaeologist, Dan Maher.
Their genre-bending, high-energy folk sound is characterised by the interplay of traditional Irish instruments such as the bodhrán, flute, and tenor banjo, with guitars and drums, creating a unique blend of old and new, earthy and electric. Combining the story telling traditions of Irish folk, with the raw intensity of Rock, and a dash of world music for good measure.
Bog Bodies’ songs are charged from the ancient megalithic sites of Ireland and are often political, ethereal and Celtic/Pagan in theme.
The band's name is inspired by the ancient bog bodies that have been discovered in Ireland, which were preserved in peat bogs for centuries, giving them an eerie and mysterious aura. This fascination with the ancient and mystical is a recurring theme in the band's music, which is infused with the spirit of the land and the stories of its people.
Their debut album “Reclaim the Ritual” is out now and available to stream on all digital music sites or purchased through the website.
“Bog Bodies underline the depth of contemporary trad talent.” -Hotpress Magazine 2022.