Happy St Patrick's Day. As has become our custom on or about this special holiday, we have some live dates by The Gloaming to share with you. The Irish-American supergroup will do a short run of shows through the Northeastern United States next month, before crossing the Mason-Dixon line for a one-off in Richmond. The Northeast shows including their long-awaited Boston debut. Boston is a big Irish town so be afraid, very afraid. Or at least expect there to be a lot of Americans wearing green & stuff at that gig.
April North American tour
• 20 State Theatre: Portland, ME, United States
• 21 Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hanover, NH, United States
• 22 Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA
• 23 Modlin Center for the Arts, Richmond, VA
For a taste of The Gloaming live experience, clicky here...
Earlier this week, the band completed their third major residency at the National Concert Hall of Ireland in Dublin — with an historic & record-smashing 7x night, sold out run. Trivia: the band have actually sold out every show they've ever performed at the 1,200-capacity NCH, over a dozen nights & counting, including their debut 2011 performance. (You can stream or download that debut for free at our Bandcamp account or by using the handy-dandy embed provided below.)
Only a few weeks ago, February 26th to be precise, we observed the 1-year anniversary of the band's second, self-titled album, which we affectionately (and literally) refer to as 2. A consistent presence on year-end best lists from the BBC, NPR Music, and the Irish Times, Peter Gabriel himself has credited the band with creating a new genre of music — an amalgam of influences from classical, Celtic, jazz and ambient musics, and the varied backgrounds of members of Martin Hayes (fiddle), Dennis Cahill (guitar), Iarla Ó Lionáird (voice), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (fiddle) and producer Thomas "Doveman" Bartlett (piano). We'll be forever proud that Brassland has been part of their story.
Oh, and if you're just learning about that story, well, this video about the making of 2 is not a bad place to start:
Note: the photo with this post was taken by Gareth Young at the latest run of NCH shows, and happily re-shared here. Thanks Gareth!