MOZAIK

MOZAIK
(left to right) Andy Irvine, Dónal Lunny, Nikola Parov, Bruce Molsky, Rens van der Zalm

MOZAIK is the band that Andy Irvine had dreamed of and his long time musical friends gathered together in Australia in early 2002 to form this multicultural super band. Andy has been travelling around the world since his youth and one of his great ideas was to collaborate with so much of the different music that had influenced him.
American fiddler and 5-string banjo player Bruce Molsky brought the Old Time tunes and songs from his native country, Dónal Lunny was the unquestionable percussive powerhouse of the gathering on bouzouki, guitar and bodhrán. Bulgarian/Hungarian musical genius, Nikola Parov brought all manner of exotic instrumentation to the mix (including gadulka, gaida, kaval, gardon, flutes, clarinet, guitar and nyckelharpa) and Rens van der Zalm, undoubtably one of the best all round musicians on fiddle, mandolin, low whistles, uillean pipes and guitar, brought with him his quintessential Dutch attention to detail in his lovely melody lines.

MOZAIK concert
(left to right) Dónal Lunny, Nikola Parov, Andy Irvine, Bruce Molsky, Rens van der Zalm
photo by Koichi Hanafusa at Star Pine's Cafe, Tokyo in April 2005

MOZAIK ON TOUR 2014
Nikola's brilliant video of the last Mozaik tour. What a happy band we are!

Albums

The Long And The Short Of It 2019
MOZAIK - 3rd New Album

Changing Trains 2007
Recorded in studio, Budapest 2005

Live from the Powerhouse 2004
Recorded live over two shows at The Powerhouse, Brisbane, Australia, 30/31 March 2002.