The Driftwood Manor
The Driftwood Manor mix Irish traditional music and folk with a range of other influences, from Eastern music to alternative rock. The Driftwood Manor have released three albums and six eps since 2008 on a number of labels and were voted in The Irish Times’ Breakthrough Acts of the Year for 2011 following the release of their second album ‘The same figure (leaving)’, on Rusted Rail and Slow Loris. Three English tours in 2014 saw the band play to audiences in cities such as London, Bristol and Brighton. The Driftwood Manor also performed twice at 2014’s Electric Picnic (The Bog Cottage and Guerilla Aerial stages) and were among the headline acts at The Bath Folk Festival in August in the UK. The band’s latest album, 2014’s Of the Storm, released on English label Stone Tape Recordings, has also enjoyed exceptional reviews and airplay on BBC Radio 3 among many others. The album was also voted in the Folk Radio UK Albums of the Year for 2014. Live, the band currently play as a five-piece featuring bouzouki, fiddle, guitar, banjo and drums.