Following sell out concerts in Europe earlier this year, we are delighted to welcome The Gloaming back to the UK and Ireland in January 2014 to launch their debut album, ‘The Gloaming’, due for release 20th January.
22 January - Glasgow City Hall (Celtic Connections)
23 January - The Sage Gateshead
24 January - London Union Chapel
26 January - Dublin National Concert Hall
The Irish post described The Gloaming as “truly dazzling, extraordinary musicianship meets with old Gaelic numbers – delivered with a contemporary twist”, while according to TheArtsDesk.com, they “spectacularly fulfilled, and surpassed, all expectations. … The music-making was sublime and the standing ovation entirely deserved.”
The Gloaming are five virtuoso musicians: 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). Each have highly successful individual careers, but have together discovered a shared musical aesthetic which, although charged by the traditions of Ireland, is anything but simple nostalgia.
Tickets are on sale now with more dates in Europe to be confirmed.