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Islander Presents - Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh


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The acclaimed fiddle player Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh is to embark on a select few dates around Ireland this Autumn to test out new material with his trademark hardangar d’amore fiddle and electronics.

Taking time away from his other groups The Gloaming & This is How we Fly, Caoimhín will play these intimate shows as a way to bring new and improvised material to some of his favourite spaces throughout the country.

This Summer has seen Caoimhín perform in the UK at festivals such as WOMAD and at unique events such as Nest Collective’s ‘Singing with Nightingales’ series. These shows will be a welcome addition as he begins the process of creating his third solo album.

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh makes music on a 10-string fddle called the hardanger d'amore, and travels the world as a solo musician, in various duos, and as a member of two bands, The Gloaming and This is How we Fly.

He has performed on some of the most beautiful stages in the world, including the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall and the Lincoln Center. He has made fifteen recordings to date, ranging from quite traditional to fairly out there, and continues to explore the region where traditional music begins to disintegrate. 

Caoimhín is known as a collaborator, having worked with artists such as Laurie Anderson, Amiina and Vincent Moon. He has made music for theatre and film, including music for the Oscar-nominated movie Brooklyn and Volker Schlondorff's Return to Montauk.

8 Sept - Quiet Lights (tickets)
21 Sept - Solstice Arts Centre (tickets)
18 Oct - Connolly's of Leap
19 Oct - Aula Maxima, UCC
20 Oct - The Duncairn

Earlier Event: September 7
Quiet Lights
Later Event: September 8