The Gloaming 3

The Gloaming

Released 22 February 2019

  1. Meáchan Rudaí (The Weight of Things)
  2. The Lobster
  3. Áthas (Joy)
  4. The Pink House
  5. Reo
  6. The Old Road to Garry
  7. Sheehan's Jigs
  8. My Lady who has Found the Tomb Unattended
  9. Doctor O'Neill
  10. Amhrán na nGleann (The Song of the Glens)

Liner notes

World renowned Irish American supergroup The Gloaming return with their highly anticipated third studio album. Produced by Thomas Bartlett (Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent), the album was recorded in New York City at Reservoir Studios. Like its predecessors, it richly reimagines the vernacular of traditional Irish music through a modern prism via elements of post-rock, jazz, contemporary classical, chamber and minimalism.

Photo credit: Heidi Solander


  • The Gloaming have found their groove: that intersection where unapologetically traditional music-making sits so comfortably alongside the most visionary, forward-facing musical exploration. ★★★★ The Irish Times (Ireland)
  • It is traditional Irish music certainly, but there are classical elements and the type of minimalism that one might associate with Steve Reich, or even the Erik Satie of The Gymnopédies, especially in the sometimes hardly there at all yet absolutely central to the whole endeavour piano of Thomas Bartlett. ★★★★ Hotpress (Ireland)
  • Exceptional ★★★★★ Written In Music (Netherlands)


Iarla Ó Lionáird voice
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh Hardanger d’Amore
Dennis Cahill guitar
Martin Hayes fiddle
Thomas Bartlett piano

Produced by Thomas Bartlett Engineered & Mixed by Patrick Dillett Additional engineering by James Yost Recorded at Reservoir Studios, New York Mastered by UE Nastasi at Sterling Sound Published by Real World Works Ltd Management by BARQUE LLC.

A Real World Design
Cover Image: ‘Precipice 2015’ © Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison. Inside photograph: Heidi Solander.

Further Listening

  • The Gloaming 2

    The Gloaming

    Released 26 February 2016

    The Gloaming dwells at the musical crossroads, enhancing traditional Irish music’s rich, melancholic tones with modern hues of jazz, contemporary classical and experimental music as they redefine what Irish music can be. This, their second album, was recorded at Real World studios during an inspired week in December 2015.
  • Let The Cards Fall

    The Breath

    Released 13 September 2018

    A bewitching collection of songs that journeys from lush, beguiling storytelling to uplifting, punch-the-air anthems. Allowed to mature and breathe without losing the widescreen, multi-textured kaleidoscope of sound that marked their debut, Let the Cards Fall refines The Breath's unique Manchester take on alt-folk.

Further reading

Entering the sonic world of The Gloaming 3

Music journalist Michael Hann takes a look at the process of creating The Gloaming 3

The Gloaming announce new album and share two tracks

The band's third album will be released on 22 February, ahead of their European and US tours.