Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn ( Ye Vagabonds ) grew up playing music together around their hometown of Carlow, a small town in the southeast of Ireland. After moving to Dublin in 2012, they quickly became a staple of the live music and session scene in Ireland, playing their own original songs as well as folk songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America.
Ye Vagabonds debut EP Rose & Briar was released in 2015.
Since then, they have been busy touring Ireland, the UK and Europe, opening for acts such as Villagers, Roy Harper and Lisa Hannigan (whose band they played in for her Irish tour, June 2016). They have also played sold out headline shows in Ireland, Paris, Geneva, and Solothurn, Switzerland.
In 2017 Ye Vagabonds launched their debut, self-titled album to great acclaim. “Ye Vagabonds” comprises of harmony rich folk music, influenced by Irish traditional music, Appalachian singing, and the 1960's folk revival. It includes ten mellow tracks weaved with thoughtful lyrics, thickly layered with strings and droning harmonium.
Following the release of their album, Ye Vagabonds were invited by President Michael D. Higgins and Culture Ireland to perform for the President, and guests, in Sydney, Australia.
Their second album was released late 2018.