French flamboyancy in Manorhamilton

Flamboyant French band Za Ucha who are over in Ireland to play several festivals, have squeezed in the Glens Centre, Manorhamilton for one night on Friday, July 20.

Flamboyant French band Za Ucha who are over in Ireland to play several festivals, have squeezed in the Glens Centre, Manorhamilton for one night on Friday, July 20.

Za Ucha is a spicy project instigated by a bunch of crazy musicians from France and Holland. Together they explore the twists and bends of Balkan, Klezmer and Gypsy music, adding electric elements to bring out pulsing rhythms, mesmerising improv and eclectic melodies. Like modern Bulgarian wedding ensembles Za Ucha play on both acoustic instruments such as clarinet, violin, accordion, and electric ones such as electric bass, electric guitar and drum kit.

The band Za Ucha consists of five French men and a Dutch girl who began their musical collaboration in 2010. The various musicians of the group come from different musical backgrounds, which gives Za Ucha its inventive approach to music from Eastern Europe, while respecting the traditions that music is rooted in. Za Ucha are Dylan Gully on clarinet, saxophone and kaval, Cedric Cartier on guitar and vocals, Stella Rodrigues on violin and vocals, Joseph Detailleur on accordion, Sylvain Didou on double- and electric bass and Joachim Mouflin on drums.

Za Ucha’s concerts promise to be a feast for the ear that will appeal to anyone with a Bohemian heart, a love for quiet melancholy, and a flair for flamboyance. Tickets are €15/12 or bring another adult and up to three children for only €40 and can be booked by calling the Glens on 071 98 55833 or online at www.theglenscentre.com