Congratulations to Dallahan who have been nominated in Up and Coming Artist of the Year sponsored by Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2014. Vote now!
We asked Janos Lang of Dallahan the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
Since they started in late 2013, Dallahan have exploded onto the traditional music scene. Their unique arrangements of original music and traditional Irish tunes and songs have secured their presence at such prestigious international events as Milwaukee Irish Festival in the USA, Celtic Connections, Copenhagen Irish Festival, etc. Dallahan met each other through local sessions in Edinburgh and they are established performers of various musical styles from classical and jazz to Balkan and Celtic. The members of the band have toured extensively with groups as diverse as Kalman Balogh’s Gypsy Cimbalom Band, Larsa, Fianna, Samling, Tcha Limberger and they regularly appear at festivals and venues both in the UK and internationally. As individuals, they have received various awards; Ciaran won the title of ‘All Britain Banjo Champion’ in 2006, Jani won first prize at the ‘1st Hungarian Traditional Music Competition’ and Jack was recently a finalist in the ‘BBC Young Traditional Musician Of The Year Award 2014’ and as a band, they have recently received an ‘Emerging Excellence Award’ from Help Musicians UK. Dallahan is a breath taking musical journey delivered by award winning musicians that is as much fun to listen to as it is to play.
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
Being an active member of the vibrant and multicultural music scene of Scotland provided the opportunity for the members who are coming from different cultural backgrounds to meet and create the unique sound that is Dallahan.
Any particular career highlights?
Playing at the Milwaukee Irish Festival, receiving an Emerging Excellence Award, Invitations to prestigious festivals such as Celtic Connections and being nominated for the Up and Coming Artist of the Year.
What are your plans for the future?
Establishing a strong touring career both in the UK and Internationally.
Buy a ticket for the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards on Saturday 13th December in Inverness Leisure, start time 7pm. You’ll have a great time!