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Album, Live Dates and New Book from Kila
Trad/fusion band Kila will launch their ninth studio album, an all-instrumental effort called Soisin, on February 5.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 25 Jan 2010
It will be followed a month later by a book featuring 100 KŪla tunes, and the band will also perform some live dates to support the album release.
Soisin is expected to portray a softer side of the band, and features violin, saw, guitar, mandolin, flute, uilleann pipes, double bass and percussion. Music industry insiders are describing the album as - music to rest, to reflect and even to cry to."Ě
Kila's 2007 album Gamblers‚ Ballet was primarily dancing music, while Soisin is its matching counterpart, focusing on the spiritual. It shows the exceptional musicianship of each band member and how Kila are closely connected to the invisible thread that links generations of Irish musicians.
Sois√≠n is named in honour of the Irish woman, MŠire 'Soishin' O'Halloran, who travelled to Japan to join a Zen Buddhist monastery. She was regarded as a Buddhist Bodhisattva or a saint of compassion, before losing her life in a bus accident in Thailand. While touring in Japan, K√≠la flautist Colm √ď Snodaigh was inspired by her story and wrote the tune ‚ÄėSois√≠n‚Äô which became the name of the album.
30th January - Album Launch: The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim
5th February - St Mary's Collegiate Church, Youghal
10th February - Mill Theatre, Dundrum Town Centre
25th February - Draoicht Theatre, Blanchardstown,