Billow Wood are a band based in the rugged West of Ireland. Their original music is made up of folk, trad and mainstream influences. The members are all multi-instrumentalists and mix male and female vocals to create warm rich harmonies.
Although the instrument make up consists of Irish harp, fiddle, mandolin, accordion, whistles, keyboard and drums, their high energy stage presence, mixed with uptempo rhythms and toe tapping instrumentals engages audiences of all ages. Their original music, while deeply rooted in the Irish tradition, breaths new life into their stories and songs.
Billow Wood spend most of their time on the road in Europe showcasing their music in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France. They have also played many festivals and venues in Ireland including Electric Picnic, Indiependance, IMBOLC International Music Festival, Doolin Folk Festival, Ballyshannon Folk Festival to name a few.
Billow Wood completed their second tour of the USA, where they spent six weeks meandering the various states of the eastern border. Some of their highlight performances include the Indy Irish Festival, Chicago Gaelic Park, Irish American Heritage Centers in Chicago, Cincinnati and Buffalo and the Backroom Sessions in the Burren, Boston.
Much of the thrill in experiencing a Billow Wood performance transcends from the glorious harmonies and musicality witnessed on stage. Their high energy and shared camaraderie is contagious and leaves audiences in full spirits. By incorporating pop, folk and original songs with their tune sets, Billow Wood delivers a fantastic, fun vibe that still honors their Celtic roots, appealing to audiences of all ages.
Billow Wood have performed on National and International television, with appearances on RTE and TG4, as well as German and US television.
Their music has been played on a number of national radio stations including RTE Radio 1, Today fm, Raidio na Gaeltachta, iRadio, BBC Radio Ulster and many regional stations. Billow Wood have also received a lot of radio air time on Celtic and Folk Radio stations in the US, while also winning an American Celtic Listener Supported Radio Awards on an Irish music radio show in Chicago.