Hot House Flowers at Howth Maritime Festival 2022
Howth Castle, Howth, Dublin, D13 EH73, Ireland
Hothouse Flowers have been playing steadily around Ireland, America, Great Britain, Japan and Europe since 1985 . Known for their unique brand of rock that’s influenced by soul, gospel and traditional music, the band’s lead singer Liam Ó Maonlai describes them like this: “As musicians we have a duty to imagine and manifest something of the possibilities that live in our collective imagination". There is an unpredictable energy in the band that harkens back to the “Risk” days. They call upon their grand repertoire to create a show that is unique to the time and place. No two shows are the same. Improvisation can come at any point and allow the band members express their brightest and their darkest influences. “Rock and Roll is not about safety or politeness, it is not about perfection either. It is expression and it is spirit.” Humour is also never far from a Hothouse Flowers night. They do not take themselves seriously however there is no mistaking the musical integrity among them as they open up to each other in musical dialogue. Hothouse Flowers is a rock and roll band but that band is a collective of voices from a time and place. Fiachna, Liam and Peter are traditional musicians.Regarded as one of the best live bands ,treat yourself to this masterclass of a truly live performance at the historic Howth Castle .