The Pied Wagtail Collective
Moze Jacobs (Saxophone, Vocals), Paul McMahon (Guitars, Bass, Vocals), Marie-Laure Haas (Accordion, Clarinet, Vocals), Pat Barret (Double Bass)
Named after the flock of pied wagtails that roost in the giant horse chestnut tree in Asna Square in the centre of Clonakilty, The Pied Wagtail Collective are a gathering of musicians, writers, and poets, from a diverse background of musical traditions and cultures.
Having been compared as Sean Nós meets American Prayer, The Pied Wagtail Collective are a spoke-sung blend of dark deeds alchemised in the witching hour before dawn.
The many awards that the collective have amassed individually include the Keats-Shelly Poetry Prize, The Moth International Poetry Prize, an International Songwriting Contest (ISC) Award, and The Listowel Writers’ Week Poetry Collection Prize.