THE GLOAMING RELEASES ‘LIVE AT THE NCH’ TODAY
VIA REAL WORLD RECORDS
Watch the recently debuted video for “The Booley House (Live at the NCH)”
“The Gloaming puts Irish music through prisms of jazz and minimalism….it’s meta-Irish, ruminations on a long legacy”
— NEW YORK TIMES
“The prime minister of Ireland showed up for The Gloaming’s first gig; that’s how big the supergroup’s formation has been for fans of Irish music.”
— NPR MUSIC
“Moving the music of Ireland in captivating new directions.”
— THE NEW YORKER
Michael Hann (The Guardian) on The Gloaming:
An introduction to The Gloaming:
The Making of (2):
The Gloaming at Royal Albert Hall
The Gloaming perform The Sailor’s Bonnet at Other Voices
Since their formation in 2011, The Gloaming have sold out an unprecedented seventeen consecutive concerts at Dublin’s National Concert Hall (NCH). The band will return to NCH this March to play seven (already sold-out) shows (March 5th, 6th, 7th 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th), which will be their only live appearances of 2018. To mark this occasion, Real World Records released Live at the NCH, a curated selection of six songs recorded live at the beautiful concert hall, on March 2nd, 2018.
Made of master Irish musicians Martin Hayes, Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh, famed sean nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, guitarist Dennis Cahill and avant-garde pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), The Gloaming’s two studio albums have received raves from The Guardian, NPR Music, NY Times, Paste, Boston Globe and more.
“There’s no questioning the bona fides of The Gloaming, or the abundant virtuosity and sheer beauty the group brings to every track. But what’s even more impressive is what these five collectively achieve… The Gloaming brings in harmonies, melodic ideas and textures that darken and expand far beyond “traditional Irish music.” In short, this is the rare album that might well transform the syntax of a whole style.”
– NPR Music
The group’s pianist and producer, Thomas Bartlett, is known for his collaborations worldwide including work with Ed Sheeran, St. Vincent, Sufjan Stevens, Father John Misty, David Byrne, and many more.
He’s a writer on the new Eminem / Ed Sheeran track “River,’ which is #1 in the UK, as well as the song “Mystery of Love.” which he produced for Sufjan Stevens / the film Call Me By Your Name, which was nominated for an Oscar in the best original song category this week.
Bartlett selected the six tracks for this live collection after listening to two years of the group’s performances at the National Concert Hall. The six tracks chosen are: “The Booley House,” “Cucanandy,” “The Sailor’s Bonnet,” “The Pilgrim’s Song,” “The Rolling Wave,” and “Fáinleog”.
The Gloaming’s Live at the NCH gives the listener a sense of their breathless, stunning live performances and showcases their unique fusion of traditional Irish music and post-rock, jazz, and other contemporary influences.