- Chan Centre Presents
- The Gloaming
If you were lucky enough to see The Gloaming’s Canadian debut at the Chan Centre in 2014, you know why this Irish-music supergroup is renowned for revelatory and magical concerts. Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald says, “Imagine if Brian Eno or even Sigur Ros played traditional Irish music and you are coming close to the sound of The Gloaming.”
Carving new paths within the rich tradition of Celtic music, The Gloaming’s Martin Hayes (fiddle), Dennis Cahill (guitar), Iarla Ó Lionáird (voice), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (hardanger fiddle), and Thomas Bartlett (piano) focus on innovation. These five master musicians, each with widely acclaimed individual careers, create a new style of music that pairs the sweeping melodies for which the Emerald Isle is known, with a progressive style that highlights the talent and originality of this one-of-a-kind band. Their newest album, 2, continues to push the boundaries of the Irish folk tradition with a sound described as “exquisite, powerful” and “gloriously emotional” (The Guardian).
There will be a free pre-show talk for ticket holders at 6:15pm in the Royal Bank Cinema at the Chan Centre. Space is limited.