Sláinte (slahn-chuh): Irish for cheers
Sláinte is a group of 11 friends and musicians, specializing in upbeat Irish music. Formed in a dorm room at Boston College, Sláinte has been playing throughout New England and New York since 2013.
The core lineup is a 5 piece including, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, fiddle, and percussion (full kit or cajon), tin whistle, harmonica, banjo, mandolin, accordion, and a second percussionist. Almost everyone sings lead and backing vocals as well. They like to play with as many of their guys as possible, and always make the audience get up and dance!
Most of the music falls somewhere between Irish folk and Irish punk, with plenty of rock/country covers mixed in to keep things fresh. Musically they have a lot in common with The Pogues, The Dubliners, and The Saw Doctors.
Kick off Memorial Day weekend with the “Irish”!