Musaic

Live Act Irish Folk
Musaic - Irish Folk Live Act in Rochdale

Musaic Short Info

Musaic are an acoustic folk/roots/celtic band from Greater Manchester. From the intimacy of packed out Northern Quarter venues to the St Patrick's Day marquee in front of Manchester Town Hall to a 'thrilled' audience at the Ramsbottom Festival, to clubs and festivals throughout the North West, to numerous live and recorded radio gigs, MUSAIC perform original roots-based songs and tunes. Desi Friel (guitar/bouzar/vox) and Paul Cunningham (guitar/vox) both grew up in Northern Ireland during the troubles, but met in England many years later. Together with Lynn Holt on flute and whistles, they form the heart of Musaic. They are usually joined by Sam Cheshire - a young house-music producer from Rochdale - on keys (when he's not sailing the seven seas performing aboard "The World"), Ben Jones on cajon and percussion and Dave Butterworth on bass. The vastly differing ages and backgrounds of all the members bring an amazing new twist to the traditional celtic genre, and show how music can cross all generations and styles. Desi and Paul's original songs tell of history, protest, longing, homelessness and compassion, and a sprinkling of traditional covers always get the audience up on their feet (and often on the tables!)

Musaic are an acoustic folk/roots/celtic band from Greater Manchester. From the intimacy of packed out Northern Quarter venues to the St Patrick's Day marquee in front of Manchester Town Hall to a 'thrilled' audience at the Ramsbottom Festival, to clubs and festivals throughout the North West, to numerous live and recorded radio gigs, MUSAIC perform original roots-based songs and tunes. Desi Friel (guitar/bouzar/vox) and Paul Cunningham (guitar/vox) both grew up in Northern Ireland during the troubles, but met in England many years later. Together with Lynn Holt on flute and whistles, they form the heart of Musaic. They are usually joine...

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Media

  • Sound Beside A Train
  • Sound Cardboard Cutouts (Live at ...

Origin

  • Rochdale GB

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Desi guitar, bouzar, vox
  • Paul guitar, vox
  • Lynn flute, whistles
  • Ben cajon, percussion
  • Sam keyboards
  • Dave bass