Lankum are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material. Having spent the last number of years performing as ‘Lynched’, the band decided that they would no longer continue with the name due to the unavoidable implications that it has in regards to acts of racist violence. Their new name comes from the ballad ‘False Lankum’, as sung by the Irish Traveller John Reilly Jr.


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Friday 28th June 2019 Lankum
Glastonbury Festival
Pilton, Somersert
Friday 5th July 2019 Lankum
Roskilde Festival
Friday 12th July 2019 8:00pmLankum
Earagail Arts Festival, RCC Letterkenny
Letterkenny, Donegal
Thursday 18th July 2019 8:00pmLankum
The Trades Club
Hebden Bridge
Friday 19th July 2019 8:00pmLankum
The New Adelphi
Saturday 20th July 2019 7:30pmLankum
Doune the Rabbit Hole
Doune, Stirling, Scotland
Sunday 21st July 2019 Lankum
Music on the Marr Festival
Castle Carrock, Cumbria
Thursday 25th July 2019 7:30pmUSA Summer 2019
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Saturday 27th July 2019 USA Summer 2019
Newport Folk Festival
Newport, Rhode Island
Sunday 28th July 2019 8:00pmUSA Summer 2019
Narrows Center
Fall River, Massachusetts