The Gloaming are more than just a group of traditional Irish musicians, in fact this gathering could more accurately be accused of being a super group. Two of its members Martin Hayes and Denis Cahill have been working as a duo for many years recording together since 1997. Their first album entitled The Lonesome Touch is a fine document of what can happen when several musical influences merge together. From Irish traditional reels to European roots, to Classical and Jazz, Hayes and Cahill have managed to form a sound all of their own from such diverse sources.
Vocalist Iarla O Lionaird has for many years been at the forefront as one of Ireland's greatest exponents of traditional singing, ( Sean Nos).
His work, both solo and with such artistes as The Afro Celt Sound System, Tony McMahon and Noel Hill have encompassed a proud back catalogue. Much of his work can be found on Peter Gabriel's label Real World Records.
Remaining members of The Gloaming include renowned Dublin born fiddle and viola player Caoimhin O Raghallaigh , he has worked before with Martin Hayes on recordings and has released some self-produced material including an EP entitled. 'One Eye Man Is King'.
Thomas Bartlett grew up in Vermont And is a classically trained musician, he is better know for his work as Doveman but has either played live or recorded with the likes of The National, Laurie Anderson, Yoko Ono, David Byrne and Anthony And The Johnsons to name but a few.
On January 8th last as part of Global Fest 2012, The Gloaming played at the New York City's Webster Hall you can listen to this concert here and even download it for free by following this NPR link below...