Friday 27 March 08:00pm

Irish Arts Center presents:

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Dan Trueman

7pm doors • 8pm show

About

“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.