From the first to the fourth century, Ireland was protected from invasion by a band of warriors who
were known as Na Fianna. These men were made up of members from many different tribes
whose aim was to protect and preserve the Irish way of life, her culture, and her arts.
The band has evolved through the years, the line-up changed, and now comprises of brothers Ciarán and Hugh Finn, James O'Connor and Peter McMahon. These young men continue to transcend generational barriers with their unique interpretation of Ireland's rich heritage through storytelling and song. They are professional, hard working, highly skilled musicians who stay true to themselves and their heritage. Loyalty to tradition and each other is their forte. This ethos, combined with their exceptional capacity to entertain, has been the catalyst for the continued rise of Na Fianna.
The songs they perform are original, traditional and contemporary, with a very exciting sound, to
drive the masses of audiences they have played for into a fresh and new musical satisfaction.
Festival Tours of Ireland, England, Norway, Germany and the United States along with TV
Appearances on RTE, Irish TV and TV3 have secured a broad fan base and media attention.
With two live album’s under their belt, “The Stable Sessions", and a studio album, "UnEarthed",
released in July 2015, with their debut single, "Toora Loora Lay", going to number 1 in the world
charts along with the “Unearthed” Album reaching No1: In the Indie Charts. This new music of Na Fianna will surely excite their fans, and the people lucky enough to discover this band, are in for a real treat.
"Blending the ballad traditions of The Clancy Brothers and The Dubliners with the folk / rock
influences of Paul Brady, rising four-piece Na Fianna have their eyes on a big prize: modernising
the soul of Irish folk music. Add the energy of The Pogues, the expat swagger of New York-based
Black 47 and the mischievous humour of The Saw Doctors and you have a properly 21st century
take on a tradition that goes back long before any of the members of Na Fianna were born."
- Hot Press Magazine.
"As Album Launches go, this one will take some beating! In fact it was probably the biggest crowd
seen at such an event in recent times. Greeted with the kind of wild cheers reserved for
homecoming stars, the fast-rising Quartet went on to prove to the few unconverted that they can
cut it live just as much as on record. Their exuberant blend of upbeat balladry, traditional, folk and
Celtic Rock is hard to resist, especially in a live setting.A Night to remember."
-Hot Press Magazine
"I got to see their dedication as individual musicians, their virtuoso ability on their instruments and that each one of them being a unique and talented singer…."This is only the beginning of a long and successful journey for Na Fianna" Bill Shanley
"There is a certain energy that they have which comes to life in their songs, the creative process relies on that energy and honesty, these guys have this in abundance, their amazing journey has just begun" Don Mescal