Friday 27 March 08:00pm

Irish Arts Center presents:

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Dan Trueman

7pm doors • 8pm show


“a seamless and unfettered soundscape…there’s enough space and light here for influences as diverse as baroque to minimalism to breathe free…the work of musicians revelling in the moment: a rare find.” ★★★★★ —The Irish Times

Master fiddlers Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, of Irish trad supergroup The Gloaming, and Dan Trueman, Professor of Music at Princeton, launch their new album The Fate of Bones — an austere, otherworldly follow-up to their 2014 debut Laghdú — with a special duo performance. Their music stretches and abstracts the DNA of Norwegian and Irish fiddling, resulting in something new, sparse, and stunning. They both play a 10-string fiddle called the hardanger d’amore, a recent invention closely related to the ornate Hardanger fiddles of Norwegian folk music.

Trueman and Ó Raghallaigh have collaborated with award-winning Irish graphic designer Rossi McAuley to reimagine what album artwork can be: in this album launch, the artwork becomes part of the performance itself. Mounted in a custom-made Irish oak frame, the artwork acts as a meditation device and a score for the players while they tune and play.