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Invention and irreverence: Lankum, at The Queen’s Hall, reviewed

2 September 2023

9:00 AM

2 September 2023

9:00 AM


The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh


Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

In a few days, Lankum will most likely win the 2023 Mercury Music Prize for their fourth album False Lankum – but don’t let that put you off.

Increasingly, the Irish quartet feel like they belong to the lineage of artists who have wreaked radical and lasting change upon British and Irish folk traditions, from Davey Graham, Fairport Convention and Pentangle to Steeleye Span, the Pogues and Lau.

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