Perfect Friction formed in early 2012 when five young musicians, who had been playing traditional Irish music sessions together in Wicklow town, decided to enlist the services of a talented vocalist and put a new sound on the road.
The band’s music ranges from high-energy trad sets with a full range of instruments (fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes, concertina, accordion, whistle, bodhran, guitar, banjo), to pop and rock songs tastefully arranged with a trad theme. The musicians, hailing from Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford and Longford, include four All-Ireland champions and collectively they deliver a sound that will have your foot tapping and will leave you wondering what the magic ingredient is.
Blending classic contemporary tunes with traditional rhythms has become the hallmark of this band and their repertoire will appeal to young and old alike.
Perfect Friction are making their mark on the Irish Music scene having shared the stage with members of The Chieftans, members of The Dubliners, Paul Brady, Francis Black, Aoife Scott, The Keynotes and Eleanor McEvoy.

Irish Love

“Irish Love” is our first release and represents a style of music that is sure to strike a chord in anyone with Irish blood in their veins. The single, written by Wicklow band member Courtney Cullen, affords us the opportunity to reflect on the social impact of emigration, the pain of lost love and the pride of being Irish. An all-round feel good tune with the added bonus of a foot stomping melody. Video by Shane Doyle | Audio by Alan Kelly | Louise Kelly – Vocalist | Debbie Byrne – Accordion | Courtney Cullen – Fiddle | Lottie Cullen – Uilleann Pipes/Concertina – absent from video. | Mark Nagle – Guitar | Robbie Walsh – Bodhran

One Day

An original single by Irish band Perfect Friction. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Alan Kelly @ Camden Recording Studios Composed by Courtney Cullen Music. Video by Filmed by Cormac Dunne.
Musicians: Louise Kelly (Lead Vocals) | Lottie Cullen (Concertina & Pipes) | Debbie Byrne (Accordion) | Robbie Walsh (Bodhrán) | Courtney Cullen (Violin) | Brian Homes (Guitar) | Jason Duffy (Drums) | Robin Kelly (Bass)

Perfect Friction on RTE’s “The Late Late Show”

Perfect Friction perform a cover of “Valerie” into a set of trad tunes. Rebecca Winckworth sings lead vocals on Valerie. Band members from left to right: Robbie Walsh, Debbie Byrne, Courtney Cullen, Katie Cullen, Rebecca Winckworth, Kelly Cullen, Lottie Cullen, Mark Nagle. Rebecca’s website: All members from the East Coast of Ireland (Dublin, Wicklow & Wexford)