Through friendship, sessions and copious amounts of tea, Bunoscionn was created - a musical love-child, mothered by Irish folk music and fathered by dance/reggae/rock, (paternity tests pending)!
Based in Ireland the band consists of five musicians brought together from jams, sessions and the craic to form a group rooted in the traditional but with one foot held firmly outside the box. With a diverse range of vocals, instruments and styles, Bunoscionn can be found performing high energy shows at festivals and venues to fireside sessions in a pub and everything in between.
Bunoscionn started out in pubs but soon found themselves playing at some of the best festivals in Ireland including Electric Picnic, Spirit of Folk, Knockanstockan, Sunflowerfest all while perfoming various different shows including Irish Trad, a two hour straight through set of 90's dance music to an all trad cover of Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of The Moon'. All this while self recording their own EP of original compositions.
Bunoscionn draw their influences from the likes of the Dubliners, Bob Marley, the Pogues , Kila, too many to mention really, as well as some local heroes.
With their main arsenal of banjo, whistles, flutes, bodhrán, mandolin, guitars, djembe, drums, bass and blended vocals, the Bunoscionn sound emits an overall warm rootsy feel with enough kick, that has a little something for everyone.
Vocals,Guitar Ciaran Connaughton
Vocals,Banjo,Guitars Michelle Lynch
Vocals,Whistle,Flute Glenda McCormack
Bass Conleth Dunne
Drums Michael Cross