Future Trad Collective is the latest project from Michael McGoldrick, Ian Fletcher and Andy Dinan. Pipes, whistles, flute, fiddle and guitar playing jigs and reels, polkas, hornpipes and Breton gavottes fused with everything from AfroCuban Cross-Rhythms, Tabla-driven Funk, Flamenco, Samba, Afrobeat, HipHop to House, Reggae, Disco, Breakbeat and Jungle

Over the years Michael McGoldrick has been a member of Toss the Feathers Flook and Lunasa, he has toured and recorded with Afro Celt Sound System, Kate Rusby Band, RTE Concert Orchestra and has been a full time member of Capercaillie for the last 13 years. Mike recently played on Mark Knopfler's album Get Lucky as well as playing with John Cale, Alan Stivell, Ornette Coleman and Youssou N'Dour. His solo projects have gained him worldwide acclaim allowing him the freedom to explore a sound that is both inspiring and truly unique. He has released 4 solo albums Morning Rory (1996), Fused (2000), Wired (2005), Aurora (2009), mixing traditional with trance and fusion. Mike also won the BBC Musician of the Year Folk Award in 2006.

Ian Fletcher first worked alongside Mike as guitarist when they toured Germany with Toss the Feathers in 1994. Soon after Mike joined Ian on his Inner Space project, fusing Electronica, Dub, Techno and roots music from around the globe. Ian then delved deep into the world of Electronica and Techno, producing, DJing and doing live sets across Europe and Japan, having releases on many labels including Andrew Weatherall's Sabrettes imprint. At the same time producing film soundtracks ranging from Ambient to Breakbeat as well as playing with and remixing artists such as Egyptian percussionist Hossam Ramzy, American HipHop singer Faith Evans, Tori Amos and Eat Static. Ian has been collaborating with many different artists from Electro Funk legend Greg Wilson, Happy Mondays singer Julie E. Gordon to Colombia's HipHop Group, Systema Solar.

Andy Dinan, is a master of the fiddle having won the all Ireland fiddle championships twice. He has played with several artists over the years having recently teamed up with Adrian Edmondson and Troy Donockley to become a member of the Punk Folk Group, the Bad Shepherds.

The new CD is now out on Vertical Records    -  http://www.verticalrecords.co.uk/

 “It’s almost impossible to pin Future Trad Collective down … a unique sound.... ......myriad of origins …. that stimulate the mind.”  Bright Young Folk 

“A fascinating melting pot....Energising, clever and breathtakingly diverse… Dizzyingly good”  Irish World 

“Bewildering….very clever and very well executed”  Acoustic Magazine

“well worth getting hold of ....sheer luxuriance….Stupendous…. Not to be missed"   Living Tradition

“Great fluency and fun”  Scotsman 

“…a great blend of Celtic, Indian and Latin American melodies with electronic sounds …..      outstanding pioneers ” Folk World 

Guest musicians –
DERMOT BYRNE; Button Accordion, RICHARD SLIWA; Percussion, DONALD SHAW; Additional Keyboards, PADDY KERR; Bouzouki, PAUL O' SULLIVAN; Electric Bass, SHAMA LAKHANI; Backing Vocals, FRANCES O'ROURKE; Piano Accordion, LUCY WRIGHT; Jew's Harp, ROB WHITEFIELD; Hurdy Gurdy

Forthcoming events

Dec 10th -   Whirl y gig  , Jacks, London

Dec 19th  -  Band on the Wall ,   Manchester



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