In January last year we made The Gloaming a featured album of the month on FRUK. Simon’s final paragraph of his review of that album summed up the thrill we all felt on first hearing it:
This is a record alive with a spiritual connection to the past and the possibility of a limitless musical future. The Gloaming, after all is the twilight, the world between worlds, where neither night nor day have their dominion. It’s a time of shadow and mystery, between the last echo of the setting sun and the rising of the first stars, mysterious and otherworldly but above all, profoundly beautiful.
There has been praise for this album from all corners and their sell out shows which include the Barbican in London and three at the National Concert Hall in Dublin speaks louder than words. So it is with great pleasure we can share the news that The Gloaming have been announced as 2014 Meteor Choice Prize Winner for Irish Album of the Year. The 10th annual Meteor Choice Music Prize celebrates and acknowledges the best in Irish recorded music. The Gloaming fended off competition from other nominees, including albums from Hozier, Aphex Twin, Sinead O’Connor, U2 and Damien Rice.
The Gloaming – Irish musicians Iarla O’Lionaird, Martin Hayes and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Americans Dennis Cahill and Thomas Bartlett.
The Gloaming have also been nominated for three awards in the forthcoming BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards: Best Original Song, Best Traditional Song and Best Group.
The band are currently out on tour in Australia with forthcoming dates also in New Zealand and Mexico.
We leave you with this reminder: