Last year they clocked in over two million YouTube hits in just over a week with their stunning Irish version of Avicii’s Wake Me Up (above) and after a whirlwind of TV appearances and international tour dates, Seo Linn have returned with their debut single Ar Scáth a Chéile.
Released just in time for Seachtain na Gaeilge, Ar Scáth a Chéile is a cracking pop song in any language, bringing traditional instrumentation to a singalong chorus and A-List radio melody. Recorded at Dublin’s Sun studios with James Darkin (Rihanna, Fun Lovin’ Criminals), Ar Scáth a Chéile is the product of Seo Linn’s trip to Uganda with charity Self Help Africa last year and all proceeds of the single will go to that charity.
The video (above) produced by Tree Light cuts footage of the band’s sell out gig at Dublin’s Academy with a mini travelogue of the trip to Uganda.
You can download Seo Linn’s Ar Scáth a Chéile on iTunes and all other good online stores.
A little about Seo Linn
Keith, Stiofán, Jenny, Daithí, Kevin, Conor and Cathal are multi instrumentalists with a mission playing modern trad with a large pop/dance influence meshing strong straight forward percussion beats and dance melodies with trad instruments.
“An Ghaeilge is very important part of why we love the band so much, and we believe an Ghaeilge is also a huge reason our projects with TG Lurgan have taken off so well. People want to believe in the language”
Now with a slew of great original tracks, a brace of sold out shows all over the country and an album in production ahed of a US tour, Seo Linn are set for a huge 2014!
Keith (Djembé and lead vocalist/harmony), Stiofán (Guitar and lead vocalist/harmony), Jenny (Flute/whistle and lead vocalist/harmony), Daithí (Keyboard and mandolin and lead vocalist/harmony), Kevin (Button accordion & Backing vocals), Cathal (Rhythm guitar/bass), Conor (Percussion). For more info, visit www.seolinn.com or check them out on twitter.
A little about Self Help Africa
Self Help Africa works in nine countries with smallholder farmers, many of them women. The aim is to help them build sustainable and profitable livelihoods from the land. Over the course of thirty years we have worked with more than two million farmers and as a result improved the lives of an estimated ten million Africans. We couldn’t do it without the help of fantastic supporters like Coláiste Lurgan. Not only are they fantastic musicians but they are also committed humanitarians For more on our work visit www.selfhelpafrica.org.