From mesmeric trance to nail biting energy slide entice the listener on a journey of musical exploration. Be it a live performance or a carefully crafted recording slide will undoubtedly leave you on a high while taking you from sorrowful reflections to points of high spirited energy in between.
“Powerhouse quartet of traditional musicians with attitude…bringing drawing room grandeur and high spirits together” Siobhán Long, Irish Times
Slide have braced many of the main stages & festivals at home and abroad; from the National Concert Hall to the Cambridge Festival, England and from the headline act of the German Folk Festival Tour to the Inerceltic Festival of L’Orient, France.
Formed with an all-star line up of award winners including male vocalist of the year Andrew Murray, Slide are the living proof of how innovation need not compromise tradition.
“While there’s plenty of action and flamboyance in Slide’s music, The Flying Pig takes the Dervish/Bothy Band /De Dannan formula and turns it 360 degrees on its head successfully merging youthful arrogance and swagger with traditional expertise” John O’Regan, Folk Roots Magazine
As artists, having collaborated with such names as Bill Whelan, Damian Dempsey, Hazel O’Connor, John Spillane, Stockton’s Wing, Danú, Niamh Parsons & The Black Family, it is of little wonder why the music of Slide is held in such high regard by contemporary & audience alike.
“Powerhouse quartet of traditional musicians with attitude"
From ‘best newcomers 2001’ to ‘Young Musicwide award winners 2006’ Slide continue to encapsulate and develop the ever growing, living tradition.
“Slide... the future of Irish Music” Radio 1, Ireland
With the recording of the new album ‘Overneath’ and the recent addition of powerful vocalist Andrew Murray Slide are set to become a tour de force on the world stage.
“This band is taking Irish music to a new place. Their music will touch people far beyond the realm of traditional music” Donal Lunny