Hailing from the wilds of Donegal, Blackbird & Crow are the duo of Maighread Ni Ghrásta (vocals) and Stephen Doohan (Guitar/Bouzouki /Stomp Box). Fusing a shared interest in American blues, folk, rock and country with a distinct Irish folk twist they have created a unique and powerful sound that is honest, raw, and poetic in equal measure.
For their latest release, The Planter & The Runaway, aerialist Aisling Ní Cheallaigh has performed a breathtaking piece of choreography in Nirgendwo, Berlin which perfectly captures the emotional intensity and vulnerability that Blackbird & Crow have become known for.
You can have a watch of the video below and a click here to listen to the latest episode of our podcast Going Coastal in which the Donegal duo talked us through some of the music that they love. Blackbird & Crow also feature on our New Music playlist along with some other great west of Ireland tracks released in the last while.