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Kila & Oki

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Catalogue Number: KRCD011

Year of Release: 2006

Produced; Karl Odlum, Kíla & Oki

Engineered; Karl Odlum

Recorded; Pickering Forest, Victoria Studios

Musicians; Colm Ó Snodaigh, Rónán Ó Snodaigh, Rossa Ó Snodaigh, Eoin Dillon, Dee Armstrong, Brian Hogan, Lance Hogan, Oki

Guest Musicians;

Karl Odlum


  1. Topattumi – 6.30
  2. Gáire na bPáistí/Our Children are Laughing – 2.39
  3. Kai Kai As To – 6.17
  4. Ní Liom Féin – 5.47
  5. Oroho Raha (Mokoro Mokoro) – 5.19
  6. hAon Dó – 4.22
  7. Kent Hakka Tuftse – 3.34
  8. Last Mile Home – 5.31

Press Quotes;

'a work of profound beauty'  Ruth Ní Challaráin, Foinse

'an unexpected collaboration that works.' Robin Denselow, The Guardian

'a funky, melodious journey between these two rich traditions…altogether a sumptuous, lilting and uplifting experience.' The Dubliner

"Surely Kila is the only contemporary trad outfit worth talking about.the record jumps with energy" Sunday Tribune - 4/5

"a fascinating collaboration, an epic grandeur: unfolding in slow ebbs, the music approaches the poise and elegance of classic composition" Metro - Album of the Week 4/5

Band Quotes;

kíla loves monkey magic, japanese tv drama.

rónán is a monkey.

look at how he play bodhrán.

monkey magic.

when kíla came japan

dun ainu band backed rónán.

when i was in ireland rónán said

‘oki what is the name of your bass player

i think he is a fuckin great bass player!’

i ask how do like play.

rónán think little bit and say

‘yeah, he is a monkey!’

different culture, far away from my


land of my people, AINU LAND.

we play music together.

this is life,

roots and culture.

i love music.

i love kíla.


Youtube clips;

Kíla and Oki in Hokkaido


Eelco Schilder -


Sunday Business Post

Article in Irish on



  • The song 'Ní Liom Féin' has been used a sig tune for the radio station, Newstalk 106Fm's cutting egde, Irish language, friday night arts and politics show, Splanc
  • This album was the first time that producer, Karl Odlum had worked with Kíla since he left in 1993 to join the Mary Janes.
  • A version of Tóg é go Bog é was released as a single in 2006 along with a remix version of it by Japanese DJ Sakana. The cover was a wonderful collage by Dublin artist, Ribó. The song also appeared on the Ceol '06 charity compilation.
  • Colm wrote about the trip to Hokkaido with Oki and published the articles in his book Istigh sa Cheol - In the Music

Previews of the tracks can be heard by following the link below.

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