Wyvern Lingo To Play Support To Walking on Cars at GIAF 18

5 April 2018

Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh are delighted to announce that Wyvern Lingo will support Walking on Cars at their sold-out Festival Big Top gig as part of Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF) 2018.

Wyvern Lingo

Wyvern Lingo, who are made up of Caoimhe Barry on vocals and drums, Karen Cowley on vocals, synth and bass, and Saoirse Duane on vocals and guitar, are friends first, band second.

Junior school alliances built to withstand the torments of puberty and teenage rites of passage - first kisses, first hangovers and trips good and bad. Dodgy gaffs and even dodgier boyfriends and girlfriends. Young hearts but witchy old souls with a private language - the wyvern lingo.

Music is the glue that helped Wyvern Lingo stick together. Originally bonding over hand-me-down albums by Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell and Simon & Garfunkel; then starting their own thread of music, which stitches together a rough but resilient tapestry of influences, taking in folk, hip-hop, rock and R’N’B, all united by the spectral chill triggered by their unique vocal harmonies. Writing together, sharing their hopes and fears in verses and choruses.

The trio self-released their first EP, The Widow Knows in 2014, which brought them to the attention of Irish independent label Rubyworks. Extensive international touring followed with James Vincent McMorrow and fellow-Bray native Hozier, and a second EP, Letter To Willow followed in 2016. They have just released their long-awaited debut album, simply called Wyvern Lingo and are currently embarking on their biggest headline tour to date, across Ireland, the UK, Germany and The Netherlands.

“These songs are a collection of experiences both separate and shared. Experiences that shape how we view the world, and how we’ve come to terms with the way our lives have unfolded,” say the band.

The album was mostly recorded in Dublin with producer James Kelly (WIFE, Zola Jesus), with additional recording in London with Neil Comber (M.I.A. / Crystal Fighters) and Cologne with Patrice Bart-Williams (Selah Sue).

Walking on Cars with special guests Wyvern Lingo play the Festival Big Top on Saturday 21 July. Tickets are sold out.

Galway International Arts Festival 2018

Galway International Arts Festival’s Festival Big Top 2018 line-up is set to be the biggest in the festival’s 41-year history, with acts already announced, including The Stunning with special guests The Academic, pop legends Madness, indie sensation Caribou, the sensational Gavin James, alternative rock band Walking on Cars and one of Ireland’s biggest international successes of recent years, Kodaline. Tickets for both Walking on Cars and Kodaline have already sold out. More acts have yet to be announced.

Galway International Arts Festival would like to acknowledge the support of its principal funding agencies the Arts Council and Fáilte Ireland, its Festival Partner Ulster Bank and Education Partner NUI Galway.