Cuchulain — a low-voiced songsmith with a wry sense of humor – has a big name to fill. Cuchulain (pronounced “ka-hoo-lin”) was named (yes, by his parents) after the famous Irish mythological hero. As he explains, “Every Irish person knows this name, but no one is named it. It’s like naming your kid Hercules or Jesus.” The name is translated to “Hound of Chulainn” in Gaelic and inspired the name of his previous musical project Handsome Hound.
And like his mythological namesake, Cuchulain has journeyed far and wide, finding himself and his songs shaped by each place he stops. He has honed his genre-bending version of folk music by incorporating the sounds of his many hometowns.