Further acclaim for Iarla
Congratulations to Iarla O'Lionaird on being awarded the Irish Times best album of the year in the Traditional category for 2011. More here.
The same newspaper listed the forthcoming album by Iarla's group The Gloaming as one of the Top 25 things to look forward to in 2012. Article below.
The Gloaming album
"It was short, but The Gloaming’s summer tour was invigorating and potentially seminal, with the music bracing and beautiful in equal measure. The supergroup of sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, fiddle players Martin Hayes and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, guitarist Dennis Cahill and classically trained pianist Thomas Bartlett grew from sessions at Grouse Lodge Studios, in Westmeath, early this year. From those recordings will come an album, but before that may be a live EP. Their live performances so far have been revelatory, and they play New York’s GlobalFest in January. Future Irish dates are likely to cement them as one of the great forces in Irish music."