RTÉ to broadcast The Gloaming concert film

We are pleased to announce a special Easter Sunday broadcast of a new concert film by Philip King which captures The Gloaming performing live at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland on the final night of their 2018 Residency.

The film will be broadcast on RTE 1 on Sunday 1 April at 23:05 and then will be available to view globally on the RTE player.

The film is the perfect compliment to the group’s recent album, the highly acclaimed Live at the NCH, which features highlight moments culled from some of the bands record breaking 24 sold out shows at The National Concert Hall.

Quote from filmmaker Philip King:
“Given the power of The Gloaming’s live performances and the unique relationship between the band and their audience, I’ve long wanted to find a way to capture the energy and beauty on film. I’m delighted to say that we’ve done just that. We were able to take a photograph of this incredible band at a unique moment in time. The Gloaming: Live at the National Concert Hall is something very special.”

Quote from The Gloaming’s Martin Hayes:
“Philip King understands our band and our music in a way that makes him uniquely qualified to visually represent what we do. He and his crew have done a masterful job of capturing the feeling and atmosphere of our NCH concerts.”

The Gloaming brings together five musical masters. Steeped in traditional Irish music since birth, fiddlers Martin Hayes and Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh and sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird are joined by New York pianist Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), and Chicago-born guitarist Dennis Cahill.

  • The Gloaming

    Ireland, United States

    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).

By Oran Mullan

Published on Wed, 28 March 18

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