The Gloaming

with Iarla Ó Lionaird, Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

19 June 2013 / 20:00
Union Chapel

£20 (unreserved seating) - tickets will be available (cash sales only) on the door of Union Chapel this evening

subject to availability

This concert will now start at 8.00pm. Performance time will be approximately 90 minutes without interval.

This event takes place at Union Chapel (Compton Terrace, N1 2UN)

In a much anticipated UK premiere, The Gloaming collective carves new paths connecting the rich Irish folk tradition and the New York contemporary music scene. From haunting sean-nós songs to raucous folk explosions, they make music that is both ancient and utterly new. 

The super-group came together at Grouse Lodge Studios in West Meath in early 2011 and features New York pianist Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), Chicago guitarist Dennis Cahill, fiddle master Martin Hayes, hardanger innovator Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh and Irish singer Iarla Ó Lionaird – well known for his contribution to the legendary Afro Celt Sound System and arguably the finest singer of his generation.

'Neither slavishly traditional nor willfully contemporary, it sought out uncharted terrain (some of which was undoubtedly familiar) – and, most impressively, welcomed their audience as essential passengers on that journey' Irish Times

The Gloaming

Part of Beyond Barbican
Part of Contemporary Music concerts

Produced by the Barbican

Barbican Contemporary Music
London’s home to the boldest new jazz, world, folk, contemporary classical, rock, pop & electronic music from across the globe.

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