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Rufous Nightjar is a three-part harmony trio consisting of Branwen Kavanagh, Anna Bishop and Zoé Basha.
Branwen Kavanagh, Anna Bishop and Zoé Basha met in a golden wave of underground traditional and folk music in Dublin. Having spent many years orbiting and occasionally participating in one anothers musical projects, in 2018 they travelled across Eastern Europe learning folk songs, and developed a beautiful harmonious dynamic.  They came together as a trio for a one off musical collaboration called Rufous Nightjar in 2020. During the lockdown Branwen composed a number of a cappella songs around the themes of mythology, folklore, landscape, loss and the otherworld. Branwen invited Anna and Zoé to collaborate on arranging the songs with the intention of making an album, and, three beautiful residencies, a brass ensemble and a whole lot of recording later, “Songs for Three Voices” was created. There is an invitation to learn and share these songs, which came alive out of a shared love for folk music and acapella singing traditions. The trio hope to make a contribution to folk music with these songs and hope that their listeners will sing them in kitchens, pubs and around fires together. 
Rufous Nightjar had a wonderful journey in their brief collaboration, having performed on Other Voices and in the National Concert Hall, they had 2 sold out Irish Tours, were featured on Donal Dineen’s “Make me an Island” Podcast, RTE Radio 1’s Arena, and Myles O Reilly made a video for them in Kilruddery house. Their debut album "Songs for Three Voices” was released on the 26th of March 2024 on digital and vinyl.


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