March 26, 2016 | 8 pm
Dublin’s The Gloaming are a five-piece ensemble featuring some of the world’s great Celtic musicians, including singer Iarla Ó Lionáird and Martin Hayes, “one of the best fiddlers on the planet” (San Francisco Chronicle). Rounding out the collaboration are hardanger fiddler Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh; guitarist Dennis Cahill; and Brooklyn-based pianist and producer Thomas Bartlett, aka Doveman, best known for his work with The National, Grizzly Bear, and Nico Muhly. The Gloaming’s self-titled 2014 debut album was named one of the year’s best by NPR.
The Guardian raves of The Gloaming, “one can only marvel at the intuitive understanding between the five. But it’s not just jigs and reels that make them remarkable; the opening “Song 44” has more in common with post-rock than with Christy Moore. It’s a staggering display of both emotion and virtuosity.” At Baldwin Auditorium, The Gloaming summon this transfixing blend of musical influences for an evening that is at once visionary and firmly grounded in the rich musical traditions of Ireland.