Arum is an exhilarating four-piece band packing a thrilling repertoire of original and exploratory compositions. With their roots deep in traditional music, Arum is anchored by the wizardry of Conor Crimmins on flute, Alan Reid on Banjo/Bouzouki, Karen Hickey on fiddle and Martin Barry on Guitar and vocals.

Arum are a band that are bringing some new adventures to Irish music. Melodies are intertwined with fascinating counter melodies using rhythmic shifts to keep the ear at work. When listening to their music I find myself caught up in an audio loop that I never want to end. I am very excited by what I have heard so far but I am even more excited at the thought of the rest of Arum’s free flowing musical adventures to come. One thing is for sure, and that’s not to let this traditional instrumentation fool you!

This quartet has delved into a new unheard-of realm of intricate arrangements and are stunning audiences with their intense and yet minimal music. An exciting time for the band at the moment having just recorded their debut album, Arum are gearing up to tour this record throughout Ireland and beyond. Get ready for original melodies that you’ll never forget and songs from the heart that will amaze any audience the world over. This group is brand new and already their sound has made an ever lasting impression, one that everyone should experience

Pádraig Rynne



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