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IMRO Interviews Iarla Ó Lionaird & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

Venue: IMRO, Copyright House, Pembroke Row, Lwr Baggot St, Dublin 2
Date: Tuesday, 22nd April
Time: 7pm
Booking: Email: or call IMRO at 01 661 4844

This April, IMRO will be welcoming Iarla Ó Lionaird and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh in for a chat about their recent success with The Gloaming as part of the IMRO Interviews series. The event is open to the public and free to attend. To reserve a place at this event, email

IMRO will take this opportunity to present Iarla and Caoimhín with an IMRO Award to acknowledge their recent No.1 Irish Independent Album Chart ranking with the The Gloaming album which was produced by Thomas Bartlett and released in January on Real World Records. The Gloaming features New York pianist Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), Chicago guitarist Dennis Cahill, fiddle master Martin Hayes, hardanger innovator Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and singer Iarla Ó Lionaird.

Iarla Ó Lionáird grew up and learned his craft in the musical heartland of Cúil Aodha in the West Cork Gaeltacht. He has worked with a stellar cast of composers internationally including Nico Muhly, Gavin Bryars, Dan Trueman and David Lang and  he has performed and recorded with such luminaries as Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, Nick Cave and Sinead O’Connor. His unique singing style has carried him to stages and concert halls all over the world, from New York’s Carnegie Hall  to the Sydney Opera House and beyond. His voice has graced the silver screen also, with film credits extending from “The Gangs of New York” to  “Hotel Rwanda” and most recently as featured vocalist in the film “Calvary” starring Brendan Gleeson.

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh plays traditional and contemporary folk music on Hardanger d’Amore and other fiddles. In addition to being an established solo artist, he performs duos with dynamic Kerry accordion player Brendan Begley and Dublin uilleann piper Mick O’Brien, plays in a trio with Martin Hayes and Peadar Ó Riada, and is a member of two groups: The Gloaming and This Is How We Fly.

For more, see the IMRO Events page.

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