Daithi O Dronaí to play Body & Soul Festival

THE HUGELY talented Daithi O Dronaí will be among the acts taking part in this year’s Body & Soul Festival 2011 in Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath, on June 18 and 19.

Originally from Clare and now based in Galway, Daithi Ó Dronaí has won much praise for his imaginative and unorthodox approach to violin playing.

His sound is a mix of indie pop, ambient, and Irish traditional music. He plays entirely solo with no pre-recorded tracks. Instead he creates layers of sound, counter melodies, percussion (such as by tapping his violin as a drumbeat ), and accompaniment through the use of a loop pedal.

Earlier this year he released the impressive debut EP Embrace. The EP is available on daithimusic.bandcamp.com for €5.

Also playing Body & Soul this year are Alex Wilner (aka The Field ), Fat Freddy’s Drop, Toro Y Moi, Lamb, Mount Kimbie, Holy F**k, The Correspondents, Arborea, Brandt Brauer Frick, Cloud Castle Lake, Lisa O’Neill, Black Dog, Plaid, and Joris Voornwill.

For ticket prices and more information see www.tickets.ie or telephone 0818 333 32 31. See also www.bodyandsoul.ie

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