Leanbh (pronounced lan-iv) is Gaeilge for child but it’s also the name of another band to appear from county Meath in the last couple of years (also check out the more appropriately labelled (for a Meath band) Ham Sandwich). Leanbh are quite glorious for a couple of reasons. Firstly it affords us Irish the chance to boast about how fertile our local scene is (it isn’t) and secondly much craic can be gleaned from the inevitably hopeless pronunciations from non Irelanders. Leanbh may be fresh out of their cots but they’ve hit the ground running with songs like ‘Carousel’ and with an appearance at HWCH on the way it’ll be interesting to hear how Odette Hopkins vocals fare when faced by CiarÃ¡n Duignan’s Rollerskate Skinnyesque chord outbursts. In this regard Leanbh should be both seen and heard. KD
Leanbh – Carousel
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