FRENCH GYPSY-folk band Txütxükan are coming to Galway to play Monroe’s Live on Friday August 9 at 10pm.
The show is part of their current Irish tour promoting their new album, Surf The River Lee, a reference to the fact that they have spent the last nine months living together in their home studio in Macroom, County Cork.
The band - Joseph Detailleur (accordion ), Dylan Gully (clarinet ), Bruno Hollemaert (guitar ), Joachim Mouflin (percussion ), Eric Belot (bass ), and Stella Rodrigues (gamelan player ) - formed in 2007 and since then have released two albums and played festivals across Europe.
They have also enjoyed critical acclaim. “The music has a fresh kind of pureness and is without any false pretentions,” said Folk World. The Irish Independent said: “These talented Frenchies bring a lively fusion of Balkan and Gypsy music with influences from all over the world.”