Las means ignite in the Gaelic languages of Scotland and Ireland.
Three of the five members of Las are from Ireland and two are from Scotland – with regular keyboard player Suzanne Fivey having a baby, Las are fortunate in having Joy’s brother Andrew to call on.
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.
Edel Ní Churraoin plays Connemara-style tin whistle, button accordion and piano and is also a sean-nós dancer.
Joy Dunlop is a multi-award winning Gaelic singer and Scottish step-dancer.
Andrew Dunlop is a pianist of international standing. He plays across many genres, was a finalist in the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2013, and also played on Joy’s two solo albums.
Gráinne Brady is a fiddle player and composer from Co. Cavan.
Catherine Ní Shúilleabháin comes from the Rath Cairn Gaeltacht in Co. Meath and is a guitarist and singer.
Las performing Seinn O