Las means ignite in the Gaelic languages of Scotland and Ireland. Three of the five members of Las are from Ireland –
Edel Ní Churraoin plays Connemara-style tin whistle, button accordion and piano and is also a sean-nós dancer; Gráinne Brady is a fiddle player and composer from Co. Cavan; and guitarist and singer Catherine Ní Shúilleabháin comes from the Rath Cairn Gaeltacht in Co. Meath –
and two are from Scotland –
Suzanne Fivey is a Glasgow-based pianist, whistle player and singer who came through the National Centre for Excellence in Traditional Music at Plockton High School, and taking a 1st class degree at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama; and Joy Dunlop is a multi-award winning Gaelic singer and Scottish step-dancer, originally from Connel, Argyll.
They are all established performers in their own right, and as Las perform Scottish and Irish traditional music and songs in the two branches of Gaelic. As well as their music and song, they also perform Scottish step dance and Irish sean nòs dancing.
Las will be performing at the Centenary Centre on Thursday 12 July at 7.30pm – tickets £12.
Las performing Seinn O