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Photography: York Tillyer.
Long-time Real World Records artist and member of the acclaimed Irish/American group The Gloaming, Iarla Ó Lionáird is the subject of a new documentary that will air on RTÉ One this Thursday, 4 February, at 11.15pm.
The documentary, entitled The Works Presents, is part of a special season of arts programmes on the Irish national broadcaster in which John Kelly meets five Irish artists on the cutting edge of their craft.
This week, John Kelly meets Irish singer Iarla Ó Lionáird whose career has led him to work with internationally acclaimed musicians and composers such as Nick Cave, Sinead O'Connor and Peter Gabriel as well as form groups such as Dublin's Crash Ensemble and Afro Celt Soundsystem. He has sung to audiences around the world including at New York's Carnegie Hall and Sydney's Opera House. O'Lionáird's voice has also been heard in films such as Calvary and most recently the Oscar nominated Brooklyn. His most recent collaboration, The Gloaming, has been particularly well received by audiences and critics alike and the group's second album is released by Real World Records on 26 February.
Other programmes in the season includes interviews with film director Lenny Abrahamsson; actor, writer and theatre artist Olwen Fouéré; theatre director Louise Lowe; and artist Brian Maguire.
The Works Presents: Iarla Ó Lionáird.
RTÉ One, Thursday 4 February, 11.15pm.