Lynched are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material.
Formed as an experimental-psychedelic-folk-punk-duo in the early 2,000’s, the group has gone through various incarnations before settling on the current line-up of founders Ian and Daragh Lynch, Cormac Mac Diarmada and Radie Peat. Their first album, Cold Fire, was released in 2014 to critical acclaim, being labelled ‘the most exciting album of traditional Irish song in decades’. Heavily influenced by Irish legends such as Frank Harte, Planxty and The Dubliners, subtle traces of the group’s collective influences can also be sensed, from American old-timey music, ambient techno and psychedelic folk, to black metal, punk and rock ’n’ roll.