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THE GLOAMING – 3

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– “Exquisite” – The Guardian UK

– “Astonishingly Beautiful” – NPR

– Meteor Choice Music Prize for Album of the Year

– The unique and inspiring nu-trad group, new record ‘3’ will be their first since 2016

The Gloaming is fiddle master Martin Hayes, guitarist Dennis Cahill, sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, hardanger innovator Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh and New York pianist Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman).

Although charged by the traditions of Ireland, what The Gloaming do with the structures of Irish music is anything but simple nostalgia. They introduce deep wells of personality and experience. Lyrics are drawn from the history of Irish literature, old and new. The music is played with the authority of virtuosos. The result is unclouded by sheen or sentimentality.

Instead, it’s haunting and emotionally charged. Wistful, tender and completely transforming, it sounds ancient without being a mere reproduction. Their latest opus was recorded in New York and produced by Bartlett (Sufjan Stevens, Glen Hansard, The National, St. Vincent, Martha Wainwright and many more.)

Their touring career, meanwhile, has seen sold-out headline shows in some of the most prestigious music venues in the world, including the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall, Teatro de la Ciudad, the Barbican, Lincoln Center, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Philharmonie Luxembourg, the Chan Center, the Kennedy Center, the Berklee Performance Center, the Walker Art Center, among many others, all the while maintaining an annual residency each spring at Dublin’s National Concert Hall.

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