King Chiaullee

King Chiaullee is a vibrant five-piece band playing a mixture of Manx and Celtic music who love to chop, change and merge different tunes & styles. The outcome usually finds its way back to a folk genre (the line-up of fiddles, whistles, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, bodhran and double bass makes sure of that!) but the more you listen, the more you appreciate those weird and wonderful musical twists that King Chiaullee is fast becoming world renowned for!

The band has been around since 1997 when the lads first got together at high school. Initially playing traditional Manx music, they soon started writing tunes of their own and picking up tunes from various other countries on their travels. Their blend of traditional tunes and instruments with the contemporary arrangements derived from a combined eclectic musical taste forms the unique King Chiaullee sound.

King Chiaullee features on various compilations including the official Festival Interceltique de Lorient CD 2008 and has produced three of its own CDs over the years.

Recordings

2006   Nish!

2003   Reel:Ode

2000   Baase Cooil Stroo

Representation at festivals

2010   Folkest, Italy

2009   Folkest, Italy

2009   Celtica festival, Italy

2008   Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Brittany. Winners of the Trophée de musique celtique ‘Cidrerie des Terroirs’ (group also represented the IOM at the 1999 and 2001 festivals)

2007   Pan-Celtic Festival, Letterkenny, Ireland

2007   Cwlwm Celtaidd, Porthcawl, Wales

2006   Celtic Fest Chicago, USA, Celtic Classics Festival, Bethlehem, PA, USA

2004   Celtic Classics Festival, Bethleham, PA, USA

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