The Gloaming announce live album

The Gloaming will play seven sold-out shows at Dublin’s National Concert Hall in March 2018. To mark this occasion, Real World Records will release Live at the NCH, on 2 March, a live album recorded at the beautiful concert hall which has become their home from home.

The Gloaming’s shows at the National Concert Hall have become an event not to be missed with each annual residency selling out quicker than the previous one, and indeed faster than new shows can be added. 

The musicians of The Gloaming came together seven years ago to explore the possibilities of Irish contemporary music, and have since gone from strength to sparkling strength. What began as an experiment has turned into something truly compelling, enthralling and thrilling. Something which never fails to lift the heart or lift a roof. Something which connects you to old souls and wild ways and fierce times. Something which certainly didn’t exist before, but which often feels as if it has been been part and parcel of the furniture forever.

To put Live at the NCH together Thomas Bartlett, the band’s producer, sifted through two years of performances and settled on six tracks: The Booley House, Cucanandy, The Sailor’s Bonnet, The Pilgrim’s Song, The Rolling Wave and Fáinleog. 

Using the studio recordings only as points of departure, these performances stretch out and roam in unexpected new directions, incorporating new tunes and rearranging old ones, filled with the excitement and delight of five master musicians coming together as one.