THE GLOAMING is Irish music super group Iarla Ó Lionaird, Thomas Bartlett, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill.
The traditional foundations are laid by fiddler Martin Hayes, who grew up in County Clare, his longstanding partner, the guitarist Dennis Cahill, and Dublin-born Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, who plays the fiddle, five-string viola, and hardanger fiddle (the national instrument of Norway).
Iarla Ó Lionáird is a master of the sean-nós ('in the old way') Irish song style, but is also well known as singer with Afro Celt Sound System, the group that made many ground-breaking recordings during the nineties. Pianist Thomas Bartlett brings a twist to the ensemble, his 'subtle piano playing is laced through the Gloaming's music, moving it, and the music of Ireland, in captivating new directions.' The New Yorker
The Gloaming carves new paths connecting the rich Irish folk tradition and the New York contemporary music scene. From haunting sean-nós songs to rousing instrumental medleys, they make music that is both ancient and utterly new.