Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh, Kate Ellis & Caimin Gilmore - Quiet Lights

Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh, Kate Ellis & Caimin Gilmore - Quiet Lights

Friday, 19 November 2021, 8.00pm

Quiet Lights presents the extraordinary musicians Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh, Kate Ellis & Caimin Gilmore as a string trio, performing in the stunning surrounds of Triskel Christchurch.

Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh makes music on a 10-string fiddle called the hardanger d’amore. He has performed on some of the most beautiful stages in the world, including the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall and the Carnegie Hall. He has made eighteen recordings to date, ranging from quite traditional to fairly out there, and continues to explore the region where traditional music begins to disintegrate.

Caoimhín performs as a solo artist, yet is also widely known through his collaborative work, including groups The Gloaming and This is How we Fly, and duos with Dan Trueman, Thomas Bartlett, Garth Knox, Mick O’Brien and Brendan Begley. He has also performed with artists such as Laurie Anderson, Vincent Moon and Amiina.

Cellist Kate Ellis is dedicated to the performance and exploration of all things with the shiny label of new music. Kate is the Artistic Director of Crash Ensemble, and is often seen playing with the musicians of Yurodny, TRE trio and Fovea Hex.

Her great range of musical collaborators include Bobby McFerrin, Rhiannon Giddens, Martin Hayes, Savina Yannatou, Barry Guy, the Irish Gamelan Orchestra, Gavin Bryars, Gavin Friday and Karan Casey. She has commissioned new music from a diverse range of Irish composers, including Donnacha Dennehy, Barry Guy, Niall Vallely, Adrian Hart and Linda Buckley, and has premiered numerous new works by composers including Nico Muhly, Gerald Barry, David Lang and Terry Riley.

Caimin Gilmore is a member of Crash Ensemble, s t a r g a z e and plays regularly with, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and Ulster Orchestra. He performed Lisa Hannigan’s “At Swim” & “Live” album tours throughout 2016-2020 and has played with Zach Condon (Beirut), Squarepusher, The Staves, Justin Vernon (Bon Ivor), Aaron and Bryce Dessner (The National), Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Dionne Warwick, and recorded on the track ‘Happens to the Heart’ with s t a r g a z e and Adam Cohen on Leonard Cohen’s posthumous album, ‘Thanks for the Dance’, at the P-E-O-P-L-E festival Berlin 2018. He has played with Irish acts Gavin James, Kodaline, Loah, Lisa O’Neill, Ye Vagabonds, Cormac Begley, John Sheahan, Tolü Makay, Niamh Regan, David Kitt, Valerie Francis, Inni-K and recorded for Saint Sister, Ships, Lemoncello, and David Keenan. Broadcast highlights include Other Voices on RTÉ, The Late Late Show with James Cordon CBS, Glastonbury Festival on BBC and NPR Music New York.

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