Sun Collective’s densely orchestrated chamber-folk draws on pop, folk and contemporary classical music. The five piece include Caimin Gilmore (Lisa Hannigan), Patrick O’Laoghaire (I Have a Tribe), Kevin Corcoran (Villagers), Dominic Mullan (Mary Coughlan) and Oisín Peelo Walsh (Hudson Taylor).
They made their debut at the Woodford Folk Festival in January 2019, followed by a 6 date Australian tour. In February, they performed alongside I Have a Tribe on an intimate Homebeat tour throughout Ireland and subsequently performed at Carlow and Kilkenny Arts Festivals and Another Love Story. In 2018, they performed and collaborated at the P-E-O-P-L-E Festival, alongside Stargaze, Lisa Hannigan, Big Red Machine, Adam Cohen, Greg Saunier of Deerhoof and Beirut. They released their new single "Roots" in Nov 2019.
They released their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album in 2017.
Lauren Murphy: The Irish Times ✭✭✭✭
“The standout of these seven tracks is the swoonsome, soaring Tides, which is one of the most uplifting songs we’ve heard all year. This gem of an album may fly under your radar, but it really shouldn’t.”
Danny McElhinny: The Irish Mail on Sunday ✭✭✭✭
“It seems likely this will be embraced wholeheartedly by fans of music of exquisite quality.”
Christine Costello: The Thin Air ✭✭✭✭
" Re-contextualising folk into the contemporary and championing its significance to Irish musical culture, Sun Collective's debut is a powerful statement. "
Stephen White: The Last Mixed Tape
“Tides...a song as deep as it is wide sonically. Engrossing.”