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Brazos Valley concert-goers are invited to escape to an Irish euphoria on Tuesday, March 29, at 7:30pm in Rudder Theatre at Texas A&M University. Ticket prices range from $26-$50 with special ticket prices available for all area students. Tickets can be purchased at the MSC Box Office at (979) 845-1234 and online at www.MSCOPAS.org.

The Gloaming consists of Iarla Ó Lionaird, singing; Thomas Bartlett – aka Doveman, piano; Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, hardanger; Martin Hayes, violin/fiddle; and Dennis Cahill, guitar. They are a group of extraordinary and virtuosic musicians each with successful individual careers.

Even before The Gloaming released their debut album in 2014, the Irish Times hailed them as “one of the great forces in Irish music.” The group has quickly become one of the world’s most renown live acts, performing to packed houses at the Barbican in London, Sydney Opera House in Australia, Mexico City’s Teatro de al Ciudad, New York’s Lincoln Center, and WOMAD festivals worldwide, as well as selling out multiple concerts at home from Dublin’s National Concert Hall to the Cork Opera House.

Their live activity climaxed with the historic Ceiliúradh concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall, during which they performed for an audience including Irish President Michael D Higgins to commemorate the Republic of Ireland’s first state visit to Britain. The self-titled recording was similarly acclaimed, winning Ireland’s Mercury Choice Music Prize for Album of The Year, Britain’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Award and making year-end best-of lists in America (NPR Music) and the UK (Mojo Magazine), as well as an “Album of the Year” title from The Irish Times.

The Gloaming’s second album,”2,” became available on 26 February 2016 via Real World & Brassland.