Dublin, County Dublin
The Finns are an alt-folk music duo from Ireland, brothers Hugh and Ciaran Finn. Their original music has been described as alt-folk roots, or acoustic indie folk music, with incredibly catchy and lovable songs. Ciarán combines percussive beats accompanied with outstanding rhythmic guitar playing and also adds lashings of harmonicas on top. The lyrics ,written by both brothers, are new, fresh and original….backed up by effective chord progressions and catchy hooks with Hugh on tenor guitar and banjo. Harmonies are a strong element of their songs and their voices strongly compliment each other.
"One of the best bands in Ireland right now." - Songwriting Ireland
Winners of the Busker Fleadh 2017.
They have immense experience in the music industry as they have worked closely with the likes of Don Mescal, Bill Shanley, Johnny McEvoy, Gerry O'Connor, Mike Denver, Wally Page, George Murphy, Tupelo, All Folked Up, and Ian Drew among many others. With over eight albums and many singles recorded between them with different bands/projects including Na Fianna, The New Free, Puca, Subsonic, Kingdom Of Mine and more, throughout their respective careers, The Finns are now making massive waves in the music industry.
"Look out for these guys, they are really, really talented." - Darren Holden (The High Kings)
"Yep, my favourite band. Rave on The Finns." - Wally Page (Legendary songwriter)
"So professional and reliable…always a pleasure to work with The Finns." - Big Ass Events.
In 2017, they have won the hugely competitive Busker Fleadh in Smithfield, Dublin, and have received massive compliments from this endeavour. Since their first year, 2017, under their new name The Finns, they represented Ireland at YouBloom LA in California, played in Boston's South Shore Irish Festival, supported Sharon Shannon at Temple Bar Tradfest, played YouBloom Dublin, performed twice at award winning Free Fringe Fest, headlined The Backroom at the Cobblestone, and supported Mick Hanley at Seaview Sessions, in Booterstown, amongst many other festivals and gigs. Their success is down to regular weekly gigs in Temple bar and surrounding areas where they've learned their trade as confident, entertaining, and inventive musicians.
The Finns have released three singles from their debut album which is released November 2018. Their upbeat and lively debut single, “Lambay”, catapulted them on to the Irish music scene. That was followed by their second single called “My Home Town” which was released May 2018. That song had been subject to mass interest as it was released on retro cassette tape. It was also chosen by Creative Ireland and RTÉ as the song to the promo campaign of Cruinniú na nÓg, featuring across all TV and radio. The third single was El Cóndor Pasa, an epic version and a musical journey of the well known Simon and Garfunkel song. All songs reached the top 5 on the Irish Singer Songwriter charts, and received prominent radio play across Ireland and abroad.