EXPERIENCE ASLEEP AT THE REEL
All The Latest Gigs and Appearances
SONGWRITING VIDEO SERIES
Our principle song writer, Mark Cryle, has just wrapped up filming a series of videos that will offer some insights into the basics of how he goes about writing songs - Celtic or otherwise. The video series will be available for free on our facebook page and youtube channel. Head on over and subscribe so you don't miss out.
We'll be playing at The Triffid on Saturday 12 December. 3 sets starting around 2pm. Come and spend an afternoon with us.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions or comments.
ASLEEP AT THE REEL
A Quick Look
Asleep at the Reel evoke the sound of the lively Irish pub, of flying fiddles and rich voices in harmony around an open fire. Their songs are stories – some of them hundreds of years old – wrapped up in music.
Their rollicking jigs and reels will keep your feet tapping. The Irish call it the craic. It’s a word that means music and fun and, typically, quite a lot of the demon drink all bound up together.
This band of fine musicians taps into a tradition that dates back centuries and runs through Christy Moore, The Pogues, and Van Morrison among many others. Yet Asleep at the Reel are not Irish – nor do they pretend to be. They are Australian yet, like so many Australians, Celtic music is in their DNA. This is not a musical tradition which is fixed in time or place. It shifts and evolves as it travels around the globe. Asleep at the Reel join the dots between Celtic music and contemporary Australian song, courtesy of nationally-acclaimed songwriter Mark Cryle.
They take this Celtic blend from its roots in the peat-smoked pubs of Ireland and Scotland, from the kitchen, the hearth, the veranda and the shearing shed all the way to the stage. There they throw in a little backbeat just for the fun of it.