Liverpool Irish Festival
Sunday 2 November 2014 7:30 pm
St George's Hall Concert Room
£1.50 per ticket administrative fee applies for online/telephone ticket orders, + 75p per order postage fee (if required). More information about booking fees.
The Gloaming connect the rich Irish folk tradition and New York’s contemporary music scene.
From haunting sean-nós (a style of unaccompanied traditional Irish) songs to rousing instrumental medleys, they make music that is both ancient and utterly new. This group of extraordinary virtuoso musicians each have their own highly successful individual careers, but came together with a shared musical aesthetic to form a band with a sound all of its own. The five players met to explore new music at Grouse Lodge Studios in West Meath, Ireland, in early 2011. At once they made music that is sparse and beautiful, authentic and tune-filled.
Featuring New York pianist Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), Chicago guitarist Dennis Cahill, fiddle master Martin Hayes, hardanger innovator Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh and Irish singer Iarla Ó Lionaird - well known for his contribution to the legendary Afro Celt Sound System this band create a new epic yet familiar sound.
‘Moves the music of Ireland in captivating new directions’.
The New Yorker
‘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