Clonakilty Guitar Festival: The Burning Hell

Venue: De Barra's Folk Club, 55 Pearse St
Town: Clonakility
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Clonakilty Guitar Festival: The Burning Hell


All ages event | Wheelchair accessible

The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of Canadian songwriter Mathias Kom, and the band has been on the road in one form or another since 2007, playing everywhere from the chaos of Glastonbury to the loneliness of the Arctic Circle, popping up in bars, festival tents, living rooms, abandoned bunkers, and a mental asylum in rural France along the way.

Musically, the lineup and sound of the Burning Hell has been ever-changing, running the gamut from introspective folk to hyperactive rock and roll. This means both that no two Burning Hell records sound alike, and that the band can adapt to its surroundings like a karma of anthropomorphic chameleons, taking the audience on a supermarket-cart ride through hooky, upbeat pop songs, dark ballads about pet euthanasia, and anthems for barbarians, economic conferences, and love.

In 2017, The Burning Hell is set to record and release their eighth full-length album, embarking on a tour that will take them from the Rocky Mountains to the Mountains of Mourne, across the Tyrrhenian and the Norwegian Seas, and many other places in between. Always restless, The Burning Hell looks forward to a year of new sounds, new songs, and new people to share them with.

About Clonakilty Guitar Festival
Every year in the third weekend of September, the world’s best guitarists descend on a small seaside town for a head banging, foot-stomping celebration of virtuosos, rogues and three-chord heroes.