Atlantic Arc is a collaborative ensemble of renowned traditional musicians and singers from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, under the musical direction of Dónal Lunny, one of Ireland's most accomplished performers, composers and producers.
Having formed in 2016 for a series of one-off shows, including Cork Folk Festival and Celtic Connections, the members discovered a shared interest in further exploring and cultivating contemporary expressions of traditional music. This connection set Atlantic Arc on a course of openness and curiosity which over the past 5 years has led to a powerful live repertoire of original, traditional, re-arranged and shared material, drawn from their Irish and Scottish musical ancestry.
“A musically charged experience that redefines brilliance.”
— TJ Peterson
ATLANTIC ARC MEMBERS:
Dónal Lunny bouzouki & musical director
Pauline Scanlon vocals
Pádraig Rynne concertina
Jarlath Henderson uilleann pipes, whistles, guitar, vocals
Aidan O'Rourke fiddle
Graham Henderson keyboards
Ewen Vernal bass
Davie Ryan drums
Sharon Howley cello