Iarla O'Lionáird tours to mark the release his new solo album Foxlight on Realworld Records on September 26th.
2011 has already been a productive year for the singer. May saw the release of Donnacha Dennehy’s Grá agus Bás (Nonesuch Records) in which Iarla features as a soloist on the title piece. He has also just completed a the debut tour including a sell-out show at The National Concert Hal, Dublin, of a new band The Gloaming with Martin Cahill, Dennis Hayes, Tom Bartlett and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Now he returns to his solo work...
For his third solo album - Foxlight – the acclaimed singer Iarla Ó Lionáird delivers an impassioned and sublime set of personal songs, combining the twin urges to write more new material and yet also work with an intriquing set of collaborators. The experience and varying tonality of each contribution here makes this a record that shimmers with versatility. Whilst rooted in certain traditions, it is also unclassifiable and refuses to be located in one genre or another. It’s one of Ó Lionáird’s most organic, naturalistic records to date. Instrumentation and layers are embedded in each song, but ultimately it’s about Iarla’s exquisite, sonically unique voice.
Links: Iarla O'Lionáird Website / Realworld / Wilderthorn
Date & Time: 23 November 7.30pm
Price: £12.00 adv / £15.00 door