Prepare to be flown-away by astounding new folk quartet

Enthralling new folk quartet This Is How we Fly will check-in at Ballymoney Town Hall on 8 December for an intriguing performance that promises to dazzle audiences and transport them to a new world.

Tickets are on sale now from 028 2766 0230 and are priced £9 and £7 (for concessions). The event starts at 8.00pm.

Fusing the textures of traditional Irish fiddle, with Swedish folk rhythms, percussive dance and improvised jazz and electronics, This is How we Fly features an international cast of musicians – namely the innovative Irish duo of inventive fiddle-player Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and versatile multi-instrumentalist Seán Mac Erlaine, alongside American percussive dancer Nic Gareiss and groundbreaking Swedish percussionist Petter Berndalen.

These exceptional musicians were initially brought together for the 2010 Dublin Fringe Festival, but gained such a rapturous reception that the project has grown in momentum. Individually, each member of This is How we Fly has carved out a reputation for not just mastering their own fields, but rising above, redefining and renewing the musical world they come from.

Dublin-born fiddle-player Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh has deservedly gained an enviable profile as an innovative solo artist with his imaginative compositions and thrilling performance style. He is best known for his work with traditional musicians including Mick O’Brien and Brendan Begley and recently toured Ireland with The Gloaming, which also featured Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Iarla O Lionaird and Thomas Bartlett.

Multi-instrumentalist Seán Mac Erlaine draws on an education as a jazz musician, a track record as one of Ireland’s most dynamic performers and a frequent cross-platform collaborator in theatre and dance projects. His versatility has recently expanded into the realm of live electronics.

American percussive dancer Nic Gareiss has performed as a featured soloist with The Chieftains, Solas, Darol Anger, Dervish and Martin Hayes. His work re-imagines movement as a musical activity, morphing dance into a medium that appeals to both the eyes and the ears.

Groundbreaking Swedish percussionist Petter Berndalen has taken the accepted conventions of drum playing and turned them upside down! Deeply rooted in the Swedish folk music tradition he frequently appears both as a solo artist as well as with different bands and projects, both in Sweden and worldwide.

This is How we Fly’s performance at Ballymoney Town Hall is presented by Moving on Music in association with Ballymoney Borough Arts Committee. The event is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council and PRS Foundation for New Music. For full details about the tour, please visit www.movingonmusic.co.uk. For additional information about This is How we Fly, please visit www.thisishowwefly.net.