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The band that add sophistication to Pop, Lore formed in 2015.  Famed for turning the legendary Teenage Kicks on its head, Lore have gone from living room dreams to Sell Out Theatre Tour success.  This year the band brought their biggest show yet to Derry's Iconic Guildhall, a show which underscores their upward trajectory in the Irish music scene.  With captivating harmonies & finely crafted songs, Lore's rapid rise to Theatre success has come to a band yet to release an album.


Having been nominated for ‘Best Irish Band’ and ‘Best EP’ by the Pure M Awards 2015 for their self-titled debut EP, the now 4 piece indie-folk group Lore have went from strength to strength.  With recent appearances in UK and Irish festivals and playlisted on national radio, the band has supported international touring acts such as Cara Dillon, The 4 of Us and Ciaran Lavery. 


The band is fronted by singer/songwriter Carolann Carlile. Born in Belfast Carolann was raised in the musical heart of Derry- Stendhal and Danny Boys own Limavady. Carolann has never made a cupcake that she didn't like and loves kittens (especially fluffy ones). 


Guitarist and composer Luke McCloskey, from Dungiven Co.Derry is the founding member and original driving force behind the 4 piece indie-folk band. He loves wine and live music.  


“Melancholy yet inspirational songs that bring to mind artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan...”   Jamie Funk, The Equal Ground 


‘Dragon taming music…’ Eileen Walsh, Radio Presenter Drive 105 


“Carlile has an exceptional voice. She is dynamic, diverse and is able to deliver different shades of emotion within one single word. On top of that her slightly noticeable Irish accent is quite attractive.”   Jamie Funk, The Equal Ground 


"Lore not only make listeners feel as if they are living within the music themselves, they also tell gripping stories with well written music and lyrics…Carlile embodies a powerful yet angelic voice that truly brings the music to life and shows us what Irish singing is all about.”   Ciara Walsh PureM Magazine