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Five Women. Ten instruments. Wookalily.
With awe inspiring four part harmonies, low bowed double bass, flutes, trumpet, banjo and more, Wookalily create a masterful and sweeping sonic tapestry that will leave audiences rapt with wonder, and wanting more.
Their debut album, ‘All The Waiting While’, and the subsequent gloriously uproarious gigs tantalised and secured lifelong fans in Ireland, the UK and beyond.
Recorded on traditional analogue equipment by the award winning producer Julie McLarnon (The Vaselines, Jeffrey Lewis, Lankum, King Creosote) Wookalily’s second album, ‘Everything is NormaL Except the Little Things Inside My Head’, explores the gentle nuances of cathartic melancholy whilst retaining that essential and unforgettable Wookalily sound, five women, ten instruments.
This is an ambitious folk music. Daring to dissolve musical and generic boundaries. Irreverently intertwining the disciplines of blues, rock, punk and more to create a unique and singular musical menagerie that must be witnessed to be truly experienced. Audiences will be left spinning with transcendent melodies and floating on ethereal vocals. It is a music that transports you to an ‘other’ place, somewhere between forever and the fleeting immediacy of now.
Wookalily have performed in session for the BBC (including a BBC4 documentary featuring Midge Ure and Rhod Gilbert), UTV, RTE and Sky. Notable live performances include support for Martha Wainwright at Soma, The Limelight Belfast, Spice of Life Soho, Nell’s Jazz and Blues Kensington and IBMA Songwriter’s Showcase in Nashville and more recently at Electric Picnic County Laois and The Red Rooster Festival Suffolk 2019.