Mongoose is a musical melty-pot, comprising the combined vocal chords, instrument-playing and song-crafting abilities of four women – Molly O’Mahony, Ailbhe Dunne, Muireann Ní Cheannabháin and Cara Dunne.
Their music is an amalgamation of styles, with nods to artists as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac and Beyoncé.
All four members are songwriters, which allows for an ever-evolving soundscape. Their debut, self-titled album, released in May 2015 is testament to this.
This “harmony-lead collection of rambunctious folk pop” incorporates everything from Russian polkas and delicate folk melodies to aching ballads and playful tales of failed love.
Celebrated for their live performances in particular, they have made memorable appearances at numerous festivals around the country and abroad, including Other Voices, Body & Soul, Longitude and Electric Picnic since their formation in late 2012.
May 10, 2017