Music on the Street with The Barceló Brothers
Saturday, 18 September | 12pm & 5.30pm
St. Brendan's Street (Outdoors)
When two young Irish lads with Mediterranean blood fall in love with the creole accordion sounds of Zydeco music from South-West Louisiana something unique happens: an explosive and festive mix of traditional rhythms infused with R&B, Soul, Funk and Reggae music, that makes it inviting to dance.
Born and raised in Headford, Co. Galway, the Barceló Brothers are a vibrant young band formed by brothers Séamus and Mícheál Barceló along with their father Miquel on the guitar and Galway-born bassist Andrew Madec.
Their musical journey started as a game in 2015 by playing on the country roads in their townland while slowly sharing some of their performances on social media. Since then they have travelled with their music to a wide range of festivals and events around Ireland and abroad.
The Brothers write their own songs that reflect their cultural and multilingual upbringing, incorporating their own roots into the music and shaping a voice of their own: a youthful, raw and energetic beat mixed with a meaningful and socially-engaged musical poetry.
‘Heartfelt songs infused with instrumental virtuosity, impromptu dance moves and a contagious ‘joie de vivre’