Dublin, County Dublin
The Finns are two brothers, Ciarán and Hugh Finn, based in Dublin city. They grew up in a very musical household in Rathdowney in County Laois, and have been performing and composing music as their careers since 2010.
They play weekly in the Dublin music scene and tour the rest of Ireland, Europe and America sporadically throughout each year. Between them, 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 and have gained vital experience from it. 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 well equipped to go on and make their own individual stamp in the music industry as this duet. They are currently recording their eagerly awaited first full album and will be released in Spring 2018.
In October 2017, they have won the 2nd annual Busker Fleadh in Smithfield, Dublin, and have received massive compliments from this endeavour. In their first year (2017) under their new name The Finns, they represented Ireland at YouBloom LA in California, 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.
On December 1st, The Finns released their debut single called Lambay, inspired by the largest island off the east coast of Ireland, Lambay Island. In its first week, it has been chosen by Dublin City FM to be on their weekly playlist for LiveDrive and many more radio stations throughout the country have jumped on it, and also, already picked up abroad in Newfoundland and North America with great interest. It has also been chosen as "SONG OF THE WEEK" on Twitter's forever trending Irish Music Party.
Their roots lie in traditional Irish music but their original music has now respectively taken them a different direction away from traditional. The Finns’ music is described as alternative folk roots, or acoustic indie folk. Although it's folk, their sound is very modern, with Ciarán combining percussive beats accompanied with outstanding rhythmic guitar playing evident throughout all the songs. The lyrics (written by both brothers) are new, fresh and original, backed up by effective chord progressions and catchy hooks usually with Hugh on tenor guitar or banjo, although the general mix of their playing works very well and thoroughly enjoyable to watch live or listen at home.
They demonstrate a perfect understanding between them and being brothers, their voices compliment each other soundly and both taking the lead vocals back and forth. You can get to know The Finns more on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Reverbnation, Breaking Tunes, Instagram, LinkedIn, Soundcloud, and others.