The Chan Centre Welcomes Back Irish Ensemble The Gloaming
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts15 Oct '17 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces the anticipated return of The Gloaming, Ireland’s acclaimed folk supergroup, October 15 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. The revered Celtic-American ensemble will captivate audiences with evocative sean-nós (solo unaccompanied singing) and stirring, melancholic melodies, sharing their signature musical alchemy of ancient tradition and contemporary experimentation.
“I am truly delighted to welcome back The Gloaming after their Canadian debut at the Chan Centre in 2014. What an incredible first impression they made on us,” says Joyce Hinton, Co-Managing Director of the Chan Centre. “This unique group of like-minded musicians imaginatively connects the rich Irish folk tradition to the contemporary music scene. Together these artists create some of the most haunting, lush, and gorgeous music that never fails to touch me on a deep emotional level. The combination of their sound and the Chan Centre’s extraordinary acoustics is a perfect match.”
The Gloaming is a renowned ensemble comprising five master musicians – each with their own distinguished solo career. Formed in early 2011, they first met at Grouse Lodge Studios in County Westmeath to discuss a collaborative concert at the National Concert Hall Dublin – a performance which sold out before they had rehearsed a single note. After discovering a shared musical aesthetic, the band decided to join forces and record their eponymous first album. Even before its 2014 release, the industry was abuzz about their debut record. The Gloaming surpassed expectations, and their project was named to many ‘Best Album’ lists that year, among which that of The Guardian, The Irish Times, NPR and Mojo.
A series of ancillary events programmed in conjunction with Chan Centre performances, exploring the role of arts and artists in society.
• Fiddle Master Class with Martin Hayes – Sunday, October 15, 2017, 11am @ Celtic Traditions, 3721 West 10th Ave. The Gloaming’s Martin Hayes conducts a fiddle master class for intermediate and advanced students, demonstrating bowing techniques, melody interpretations, variations, and improvisations from Irish traditional music. Tickets are $25 per person. Call Celtic Traditions at 604-222-2299 for more info.
• Pre-Show Artist Talk with Martin Hayes – Sunday, October 15, 2017, 6:15pm @ Royal Bank Cinema, The Chan Centre. The Gloaming’s fiddle player Martin Hayes in conversation with UBC Dean of Arts Gage Averill.
Chan Centre presents The Gloaming
Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 7pm
Ticket prices: From $46
Address: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts University of British Columbia 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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