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The Gloaming - Music at the House

27 October 2014

Venue: Concert Hall  View Seat Map
Presented by: Sydney Opera House

The most highly respected and innovative force in contemporary Irish music in the world today.


Arriving with one of the year's most ground-breaking success stories, the Irish-American supergroup make their Australian debut with their signature take on traditional Irish folk.
Arriving with one of the year's most ground-breaking success stories, the Irish-American supergroup make their Australian debut with their signature take on traditional Irish folk.

Weaving the startling beauty of traditional Irish folk music through mesmeric new shapes akin to the Dirty Three and Ludovico Einaudi, Irish-American supergroup The Gloaming make their Australian debut fresh from a rare series of sold out European performances – proving the year's most ground-breaking success story with their delicate mix of classic sean-nós songs, yearning melodies and rousing instrumental medleys.

Coupling powerhouse vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird of the multi-million selling Afro-Celt Soundsystem with longterm friend and legendary fiddler Martin Hayes, Chicago guitarist Dennis Cahill, hardanger innovator Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh and Thomas Bartlett – piano genius to the likes of The National, Grizzly Bear and Glen Hansard under his Doveman moniker – The Gloaming's meteoric rise has drawn a reverential awe around the world, resulting in a debut album heralded as the game-changing successor to Ireland's rich musical folklore. Often compared to the otherworldly breakthroughs of the Buena Vista Social Club and Sigur Rós, the quintet's artisenal approach to classic country motifs guides audiences from rustic album opener 'Song 44' through to the 16-minute cinematic climax of 'Opening Set'.

Forging a restlessly independent path since the release of their critically acclaimed debut on Brassland records (The National, Clogs), The Gloaming have maintained a mythical aura as each member has continued solo success in the wake of the group's watershed demand. Now bringing their incendiary album to the epic surrounds of the Concert Hall stage, The Gloaming will make their anticipated Australian debut at the Sydney Opera House – a watershed chapter in bridging a timeless folk tradition with an unrivalled chemistry into a true contemporary classic.
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***** 'Brilliant'Mojo

**** 'Exquisite'the Guardian

'Their live performances so far have been revelatory... Future dates are likely to cement them as one of the great forces in Irish music'The Irish Times

*****The Independent

'An astonishingly beautiful album'NPR

'The music of the Emerald Isle may have spread far and wide, but there is little that will be performed that sounds like The Gloaming'The New Yorker

'Moves the music of Ireland in captivating new directions'The New Yorker

'A rare performance by this Irish supergroup is a decided must-see'Pop Matters


Live in Dublin 
An Introduction 
'Opening Set' [live]
Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill [NPR Tiny Desk Concert] 

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