The Gloaming is an Irish music super group featuring New York pianist Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), Chicago guitarist Dennis Cahill, fiddle master Martin Hayes, hardanger innovator Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh and Irish singer Iarla Ó Lionaird (well known for his contribution to the legendary Afro Celt Sound System).
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.
This group of extraordinary virtuoso musicians each have their own highly successful individual careers, but came together with a shared musical aesthetic to form a band with a sound all of its own. The five players met to explore new music at Grouse Lodge Studios is West Meath, Ireland, in early 2011. At once they made music that is sparse and beautiful, authentic and tune-filled.