De Ziah & Date

De Ziah & Date take a cello and guitar on a new journey!

De Ziah and Date deliver a spellbinding musical performance with Ilse de Ziah, cello and Ian Date, guitar. Beautiful renderings of melodies interwoven with captivating improvisations. The duo have an original take on musical styles from around the world creating a deeply emotional journey for the listener. Moments of great musical beauty and a deep love of music and its traditions makes seeing and hearing them live a moving and transformative experience. They will include music from their new debut album Here & There. This is the show you want to catch!


Release Date: 18 November 2023, Ireland & Australia Spotify, Apple Music and all streaming services. CD’s available.

De Ziah & Date’s debut album takes a cello and guitar on a new journey!

The debut album “Here & There” from cellist Ilse de Ziah and acoustic guitarist Ian Date is a masterpiece of classy compositions, good feels and improvisations that are truly virtuosic. Composed and recorded in Ireland and Australia during 2023, they unite their influences of world music, surf music, jazz, trad, improvisation, classical, rock and contemporary to create a fresh new instrumental genre for the ear-weary.

With successful individual careers, De Ziah & Date have won awards for music and film, including Best Documentary for the Irish music film Living the Tradition which they show as part of their live performances. They have recorded solo and band albums previously but this new project marks an exciting departure for a captivating musical journey of melody-drenched instrumental songs. Stories of sea and sand, solace in darkness, ambush, and the winding ways life takes.

Look out for their captivating live concerts where they will perform their debut album, tell beautiful stories, and screen ‘Living the Tradition, an enchanting journey into old Irish airs.’ For upcoming concert dates, visit:

For more information, promo requests, or to arrange an interview, contact Ian Date; email:, phone: +61466615086,

THE FILM: “Living the Tradition - an enchanting journey into old Irish Airs”

  • 55 minute feature film.  Dolby surround sound for theatre screenings or mp4 for smaller venues.
  • Filmed live on location in Ireland
  • followed by a live performance or live performance can take place first.
  • We also do performances without film screening

Contact us to discuss the options



Beautiful & exciting new sounds!”

— Robin Nolan gypsy jazz guitarist

Beautifully recorded, virtuosically played, wonderfully diverse and so emotionally engaging…what’s not to love? And yet it’s none of these things that are the compelling reason that I listened with such relish - it’s that this offering is so fresh, it lives up to the claim (and then some) that this is for the ear-weary. A pure delight! ”

— James Morrison, musician, multi-instrumentalist, educator

a gem glistening with grace and sparkle” - Liam Murphy

— Munster Express

Throughout it is obvious to hear, not only her skill, but her passion for these airs – it’s not just a desire to please a handful of tourists. She manages to gives the listener a fresh outlook on the songs we may well be long fed up of, by giving them a modern twist and a new heart.” - Thelma Harris

Golden Plec

incredible visuals and emotional music, I give it my highest recommendation” - R.J. Lannan

— Tradconnect

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