HATCHLINGS

Formed in autumn of 2015 in Maynooth, Co. Kildare, the members of Hatchlings quickly turned friendship into a prolific creative collaboration. Hatchlings draw from their jazz, folk, R'n'B, rock and classical influences to create a fresh alternative sound, embodying what Shannon Welby of Dublin Concerts describes as "joyful alternative” where "musical adeptness is in abundance; a mixture of entrancing lyrics, riffs and cries – all spinning together blissfully and fiercely”.

Since coming together, Hatchlings have kept busy, performing in premier Irish venues such as Whelans and the Roisin Dubh, at several festivals including Electric Picnic and Vantastival, and performing internationally, headlining a Manchester festival and a sold out show in Saint Quentin, France. Hatchlings are now in the process of recording their debut EP, set to be released in 2017.

The birth of Hatchlings coincided with their founding of Common Grounds Collective, a group dedicated to promoting a creative lifestyle and giving artists of all mediums a platform to share their work. Their involvement in Common Grounds Collective has resulted in collaborations with creatives from around the world. Hatchlings are Jamie Bishop, Conor Cunningham, Peter Kelly, Eamon Travers, and Darragh Brannigan.

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Captured by Ryan Hoban, Hatchlings, joined by Laura Quirke of LemonCello, perform their track Workin' in the legendary Shakespeare & Company on their recent trip to Paris.