The Gloaming Book Tickets

Wednesday 5 December

Thomas Bartlett, Dennis Cahill, Martin Hayes, Iarla O’Lionaird, Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh

The Gloaming is a newly minted collective of five remarkable musicians poised to become a vital force in Irish music. Navigating between the contemporary and traditional genres, their creativity trumps predictability – with music that is haunting and beautiful in equal measure.

The super-group features New York pianist Thomas Bartlett (Doveman, Anthony and the Johnsons, Martha Wainwright), Chicago guitarist Dennis Cahill, Irish sean-nos singer Iarla Ó Lionaird, fiddler and hardanger innovator Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh and fiddle master Martin Hayes – they came together at West Meath’s Grouse Lodge Studios in early 2011 to create something utterly new with a nod to the ancient.

The Gloaming is set to release these recordings in Spring 2013, following a wildly successful tour of Ireland that included a sold out debut at The National Concert Hall of Dublin. Having recently completed recording of their debut album in August which is  due for release in Spring 2013, they end the year with a series of intimate Irish shows.

“Their live performances so far have been revelatory… Future dates are likely to cement them as one of the great forces in Irish music. “ The Irish Times

“Via their mastery of traditional playing, they sensitively reinterpreted the wealth of songs at their disposal as well as newly composed melodies. The result was traditional music that was often arrestingly new.” The Irish Examiner