By Kim O'Leary
Originally from Co Kildare, multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter Inni-K has certainly made a name for herself in the industry and she is now set to release her eagerly awaited second album 'The Hare and the Line' on March 1 2019 with several gigs around Ireland and beyond.
Named by RTÉ.ie as one of ten fierce women defining Irish culture, Dublin-based singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Inni-K has received consistent praise for her fresh style of indie-folk since the 2015 release of her acclaimed album ‘The King has Two Horse’s Ears’.
Inni-K's music draws on her extensive background in folk and traditional Irish music, even as she ventures into new musical territories. Her music combines ethereal vocals with deft musicianship, evocative lyrics (bilingual at times), and a unique approach to song-writing. Having shared stages with various renowned musicians including Malian kora master Toumani Diabate, drummer Jeff Ballard, Glen Hansard, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Lisa Hannigan and many more, Inni-K is becoming a well-established presence in Irish music.
Inni-K’s eagerly-awaited second album, titled ‘The Hare and the Line’, is due for release on 1st March, 2019. 'The Hare & the Line' presents a more raw, affecting collection of songs than Inni-K’s previous work; a collection varied in tone, and showing the maturity of these past years spent engaged in music. The first single ‘Just After’ is due out on 1 February, 2019.
Speaking about the upcoming release, Inni-K commented: “Most of the songs on this album were written over the past year or so. The whole process of making this album was very different from before. It was a much less lonely venture than previous experiences. I had the sense of a team around me – people and musicians I really value and trust. There is a more organic quality to these songs I feel – perhaps an ease and a looseness that has come from playing and working together with the musicians on the record and the team involved in helping make it happen. It has been a very creative winter, and I can’t wait to bring these songs out in the spring!”
Inni-K has upcoming tour dates throughout Ireland, as well as dates in US, Canada, EU and UK. More information can be found at www.inni-k.com
Album launch tour dates ( & more to be announced):
02 Feb – Irish Arts Centre, New York, US
10 Feb – The Scratcher, New York, US
15 Feb – Folk Alliance International, Montreal, Canada
05 Apr – Coughlan’s, Cork, IE | Tickets https://bit.ly/2sq52uh
06 Apr – Levis’, Ballydehob, Co. Cork, IE
11 Apr – Whelan’s, Dublin, IE | Tickets https://bit.ly/2LTbuCV
12 Apr – Black Gate Cultural Centre, Galway, IE | Tickets: https://bit.ly/2Coz2v1
26 Apr – Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, IE
09 May – Verein 08, Vienna, Austria, AT
16 May – Bettstadt Bar, Lucerne, Switzerland, CH
06 June – Green Note, Camden, London, GB
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