Knit, Osaka


This instrumental band has a repertoire based on Irish traditional dance music and sentimental melodies. Mixing the natural features of the Celtic tradition, they produce a new style all of their own. Kenji Kaminuma plays fiddle and percussion, and has been featured by the Irish media as one of the few Japanese players of the Bodhrán (Irish frame drum). Tomoko Nishikawa applies her international study of the flute to express many forms of music with instruments including the classic flute, Irish-flute, Spilåpipa, and whistle. And, the ensemble is underpinned by the arrangement skills of bassist Gen Nishino who brings a wealth of knowledge of many musical styles.