The night that The Gloaming made their onstage debut at Dublin’s National Concert Hall in 2011 stands now as a landmark moment in Irish music’s fabled history: here was a group, after all, squarely rooted in Irish traditions, actively pulling that past into the twenty-first century, with the pedigree to do it. The concert sold out before any music had been written, let alone heard. During the subsequent seven years, The Gloaming has probed every aspect of Irish folk music, pushing against its historical confines. Founded by three-time Irish fiddle champion Martin Hayes, this ever-imaginative group reconsiders each traditional element in search of fresh interpretations, from medieval Gaelic lyrics to the structure of the songs. The result, raves The Guardian, “is a staggering display of both emotion and virtuosity.”


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Updated February 19, 2019