Hatis Noit

& Briฬ€ghde Chaimbeul

21st May 2023

20:00 - 22:00

Saint John the Evangelist Church, Tralee


A very special double bill of two of the most original female artists in the contemporary music scene, the ethereal Japanese voice artist Hatis Noit and mesmerising Scottish piper Brรฌghde Chaimbeul.

Hatis Noit

Hailing from distant Shiretoko in Hokkaido, Hatis Noit now resides in London. The Japanese vocal performerโ€™s accomplished range is astonishingly self-taught, inspired by Gagaku and operatic styles, Bulgarian and Gregorian chanting, to avant-garde and pop.

She discovered her calling at the age of sixteen in Nepal, where she was moved intensely by the otherworldly sounds of a female monk singing Buddhist chants. From that day on she has been exploring the primal, instinctive power of the human voice.

The name Hatis Noit itself is taken from Japanese folklore, meaning the stem of the lotus flower. The lotus represents the living world, while its root the spirit world, therefore Hatis Noit is what connects the two. For Hatis Noit, music represents the same netherworld with its ability to move and transport us to the other side; the past, a memory, our subconscious.

Her 2022 album Aura (Erased Tapes) is a stunning collection of unique, deeply evocative song worlds that show us how the voice connects to the very essence of humanity, nature and the universe.

“With her ethereal crossover of mystical and modern, this Japanese artist has been moving audiences to tears”
– The Guardian


Briฬ€ghde Chaimbeul

Winner of the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award and youngest ever winner of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, Scotlandโ€™s Brighde Chaimbeul has established herself among the leading experimental purveyors of celtic music.

A native gaelic speaker from the Isle of Skye her style is rooted in her native language and culture but takes inspiration from a variety of global forms.

Brighde plays the Scottish smallpipes, a bellows-powered set of bagpipes with a double-note drone. She has devised a completely unique way of arranging for pipe music that emphasises the rich textural drones of the instrument; the constancy of sound that creates a trance-like atmosphere. In 2021 Brighde performed on the smallpipes to world leaders and listeners across the globe, as the musician of the opening ceremony of COP 26.

Her long sold out 2019 debut album, The Reeling, won her major media plaudits and five-star reviews for its fresh reading of traditional gaelic tunes and outward looking assimilation of influences, played with and enticing virtuosic liquidity.

Her second album “Carry Them With Usโ€ is an exhilarating weave of rich textural drones, trance atmospheres and instrumental folk traditions. Acclaimed Canadian sound explorer and saxophonist Colin Stetson is a featured collaborator on the record.

“Unforgettable deep atmosphere”
– The Guardian



Tickets are โ‚ฌ20 / โ‚ฌ15 (Student, Unwaged, OAP etc.)
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This event is supported by Kerry County Council through their Arts Act Grant.