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Tig Linn
Changing the world, one song at a time

Tig Linn is a group of seven Irish and Nigerian musicians in Dublin, writing original songs in Yoruba and English, occasionally drawing from the Irish and Nigerian traditions. The group grew out of a larger, looser collective of African and Irish musicians in 2011. We have used our music in support of causes such as The Spectacle of Defiance and Hope, the Occupy Movement, Clowns Without Borders and Trócaire. It was partly this interest in social justice that prompted Mavis Staples to choose us as her support act in the National Concert Hall, in 2012, the year we won the Walton’s Gospel Choir and Band competition. In 2013 we won the RTE John Murray Show Castlepalooza competition. We have played at Electric Picnic, Body and Soul, Castlepalooza, Grand Social, Whelan’s, Farmleigh House,The Guinness Storehouse and The Village amongst others.
An occasional feature of our set is an Afro-Céilí, where we teach the audience an Irish set and an African dance.
Tig Linn released their debut EP to a full house and critical acclaim on May 22, 2014, in Whelan’s, Dublin.
Our modest ambition is to change the world, one song at a time.

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