State Theatre Portland
The Gloaming

Portland Ovations presents

The Gloaming

Thu, April 20, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

State Theatre

Portland, ME

$40, $35, $20 - Reserved Seating

This event is all ages

The Gloaming
The Gloaming
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 create a new musical alchemy between ancient traditions, experimentation and modernity.

The debut album, entitled ‘The Gloaming’, was released on Brassland / Real World Records in January 2014. The reviews have been unanimous in their praise for The Gloaming’s unique approach to Irish music: their respect for the traditions whilst bringing an unconventional energy into the mix. At sell-out shows in prestigious venues internationally, audiences have been blown away by The Gloaming’s breathtaking virtuosity and spirited set.

The album featured in The Guardian’s “the one album you should hear this week”; was described as “a sumptuous debut” by Mojo Magazine; “brilliantly innovative” by Songlines Magazine; “contemporary music making at its very best” by The Irish Times; “thoroughly polished” by The Sunday Times. It’ll come as no surprise that ‘The Gloaming’ featured on many Best Albums of 2014 lists, including: The Guardian, NPR, Mojo, The Irish Times & Songlines -- and won the coveted Meteor Choice Music Prize representing The Best Irish Album of The Year. The group also recently scooped Best Traditional Track at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Venue Information:
State Theatre
609 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101
http://www.statetheatreportland.com/