Better songs in the backpack

Audio: Eleanor McEvoy, CC Brez, Foxes and The Gloaming

28th February, 2016

There has, perhaps, been too much said about the way in which The Gloaming have taken traditional music by the scruff of the neck and invested something ‘other’ into it. For what it’s worth, I’d argue that the band – Iarla Ó Lionáird, Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Thomas Bartlett, Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh – have not so much shaken the form as ruffled its feathers, while simultaneously introducing progressive sensibilities that have little or no precedent....

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