24 10 10 Iarla Cormac Matthew Colour

Iarla Ó Lionáird

with Cormac McCarthy and Matthew Berrill


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Iarla Ó Lionáird
Cormac McCarthy piano
Matthew Berrill clarinet

Iarla Ó Lionáird has carved a long and unique career in music both internationally and in Ireland. From his iconic early recording of the vision song ‘Aisling Gheal' as a young boy to his groundbreaking recordings with Dublin's Crash Ensemble and New York’s Alarm Will Sound, he has shown a breadth of artistic ambition that sets him apart in the Irish Music fraternity.

A twice Grammy-nominated artist, Ó Lionáird has worked with a stellar cast of composers internationally including Donnacha Dennehy, Dan Trueman, Kate Moore, Nico Muhly, Linda Buckley, Gavin Bryars and David Lang and he has performed and recorded with such luminaries as Peter Gabriel, Nick Cave, Robert Plant and Sinead O'Connor. His unique singing style has carried him to stages and concert halls all over the world, from New York's Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House and beyond. He has performed as soloist with concert and symphony orchestras including the Ulster Orchestra, The National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Centre, USA, The Irish National Symphony Orchestra and the RTE Concert Orchestra. Also an accomplished broadcaster, O’ Lionaird’s recent radio series Vocal Chords on the mysteries of the human voice, for Ireland’s national classical music broadcaster, RTE Lyric FM, won both Gold and Silver Awards at the New York Radio Festival in 2016 and 2018 respectively.

His own voice has graced the silver screen also, with film credits extending from The Gangs of New York to Hotel Rwanda and most recently as featured singer in the film Brooklyn starring Saoirse Ronan. He is the vocalist with the critically acclaimed Irish/American band The Gloaming. For this concert will be joined by Cormac McCarthy (piano) and Matthew Berrill (multi-instrumentalist).

“A meritet, almost reverential air drew over the crowd as we were transported to that inexplicable liminal space that only truly great art can carry you to” (The Goo Dublin live review of Iarla, Cormac and Matthew.)

“Magnificently expressive” (The New York Times)

"One of the most dramatic voices in contemporary music" (The Guardian)

"O'Lionaird's real triumph is his voice: as soft as a feather bed and as searingly sharp as a blade when the mood calls" (The Irish Times)

"His voice will astound you. It soars - and it's as profound, simple and beautiful as wild horses... Genius is the operative word here” (Time Out New York)

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This performance is not likely to be suitable for children under 5 due to the acoustics in the auditorium. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Under-10’s are not permitted to sit on the balconies.