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Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny bring Mozaik to Dublin

1 of 1 Mozaik: multi-instrumental, very cosmopolitan and bound for Dublin
Mozaik: multi-instrumental, very cosmopolitan and bound for Dublin

They've just released their new studio album, Changing Trains, and now trad and folk veterans Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny's band Mozaik have announced a gig in Dublin's Vicar Street, on October 5.

Mozaik features a very cosmopolitan line-up with members including Nikola Parov (Hungary), Bruce Molsky (USA), and Rens van der Zalm (Holland and Australia).

Tickets priced €31.50 (including booking fee) go on sale on Friday March 21 from www.ticketmaster.ie and outlets nationwide.

Changing Trains was recorded in four different countries. Between them, the five piece play over 20 instruments. Parov is particularly multi-skilled and plays gadulka, gaida, kaval, tin whistle, clarinet, guitar, and kalimba.

The band rehearsed for the first time in Australia and finished the tour that followed with a live recording at the Powerhouse in Brisbane.

Mozaik has since played at many of the world’s major festivals and concert halls in Australia, Japan, USA, Ireland, Italy and the UK.

As Irvine writes on his website: “I think it was somewhere between Deniliquin and Jerilderie in New South Wales as I drove along on a beautiful December morning that the ''great idea'' came to me.

"Get a bunch of your favourite musicians together and do a tour of this beautiful country,' said the Muse. I pondered for not very long before emailing the suspects I had in mind. To my delight they were all into it and thus emerged Mozaik, a band to die for . . . ”

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