"There is nothing more pure in music than friends coming together to create, perform and record music and songs. It is the creative department in community. The Diviners are very good at it. I love it when I can feel the bond in the music."
Blending invention with tradition, THE DIVINERS are an innovative new-wave trad/folk act. Accomplished multi-instrumentalists – what sets them apart as modern-day exponents of tradition, is the depth and authenticity of the songs and tunes they compose.
“ROSTELLAN WOOD is a magical and haunting slow air with powerful Gaelic overtones but also with flavours of Native American and other World Music origins […] BEFORE HIS TEARS WILL FLOW is a deep and fascinating insight into one man's personal epiphany.”
Singing and playing a range of instruments - including uilleann pipes, bouzouki, whistles, flute, guitar, five-string banjo, bodhrán, shruti box and harmonica – THE DIVINERS are a dynamic live act. The power and diversity of their arrangements, their unflinching regard for audience and tradition, makes THE DIVINERS in concert an experience to remember.
“I was blown away by The Diviners. Inspiring.”
HARRY MOORE [Sound Artist].
Coming from various backgrounds in the creative community, THE DIVINERS bring a wealth of multi-disciplinary experience to their compositions. Anthony is a renowned visual artist. Shortlisted for the ‘Threadneedle Prize’, his works hang in various private collections. His commission for Cork City Council - the 90ft long ‘Pana Shuffle’ on Mutton Lane - has become one of Cork City’s most enduring cultural landmarks. Ciarán, a previous winner of The Cork Literary Review, is a published poet and has been shortlisted for the Bridport and Phras Awards. Eoin, an accomplished visual artist, has played and toured with David Hope and The Henchmen and was a long-term member of The Céilí Allstars. He is also a founding member of The Weir Folk Club.
With the release of their début EP, ‘earshot‘, THE DIVINERS prove themselves skilled exponents of innovation and tradition, setting themselves firmly at the heart of the Irish folk scene.
“[…] a powerful collection of music and song […] executed with an unflinching confidence that makes The Diviners a very serious Irish Band, who have already made an indelible mark on Irish Music with this first, powerful release.”
THE DIVINERS are:
EOIN JORDAN: Bouzouki; Guitar; Five-String Banjo; Vocals.
ANTHONY RUBY: Uilleann Pipes; Whistles; Vocals.
CIARÁN RUBY: Whistles; Guitar; Flute; Shruti Box; Harmonica; Bodhrán; Vocals.