Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett reveal details of new album

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Thomas Bartlett have revealed details of their new self-titled album to be released on Real World Records on 13 September. All but one of the tracks are new Ó Raghallaigh and Bartlett compositions and the album has been mixed by Patrick Dillett.

The album features Bartlett on piano and Ó Raghallaigh on Hardanger d’amore and is available to pre-order now. A first track, ‘Kestrel’, has also been made available on streaming platforms.

Stream ‘Kestrel’

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett 'Kestrel', filmed by Caoimhín in Dublin.

We are thrilled that the estate of renowned photographer Saul Leiter has generously agreed to allow Caoimhín and Thomas to use his seminal photograph ‘Snow’ (1960) for the album cover. It is an image which has long resonated with both Thomas and Caoimhín and provides a visual centrepiece for the album.

Taking a lead from the Saul Leiter photograph, the physical release of the album will also include photographs and design elements by Caoimhín.

Highly regarded for their work together as part of The Gloaming —and individually with the likes of Laurie Andersen, Garth Knox, Sufjan Stevens and St. Vincent— Bartlett and Ó Raghallaigh are two of the most celebrated talents making contemporary music today. They have confirmed two live shows in support of the album, so far.

LIVE DATES

14 September Cork, Ireland SOUNDS FROM A SAFE HARBOUR
27 September London, UK PURCELL ROOM

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Main image: Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Thomas Bartlett. Photo credit: Heidi Solander.

Published on Fri, 26 July 19

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