FourWinds produce an exciting landscape of tunes and lyrics that present Irish Traditional Music in a modern and creative context, while maintaining deep roots in the tradition. With influences including Begley and Cooney, The Bothy Band, Planxty, Brady and Irvine, and Moving Hearts, this energetic quartet delivers a truly unique musical experience.
The band was awarded the prestigious Danny Kyle Award, presented by the Celtic Connections festival board in recognition of outstanding emerging talent in Celtic music, very early on in their career. FourWinds were also chosen as one of three finalists in the Rising Stars Competition, held by The Gathering in Killarney, Ireland.
“FourWinds deliver their tunes and songs with sublime musicianship and conviction, you can only love this band's music.”
— Paddy Keenan
“It’s a full force gale of positive energetic music delivered in tight and cohesive arrangements.”
THE LIVING TRADITION
“A clean, crisp blend of textures, recalling classic Planxty or Bothy Band for sure [...] The energy and conviction they exude is outstanding.”
— David Kidman