05 March at 19:30 at Howard Assembly Room, Leeds
Opera North present IARLA O’LIONAIRD with Gavin Bryars and Ensemble Anail De – The Breath of God
- “One of the most dramatic voices in contemporary music.” The Guardian
- “Genius’ is the operative word here” Time Out
Best known as the lead singer of the twice Grammy nominated Afro-Celt Sound System and now an acclaimed solo artist, Iarla’s last solo album Invisible Fields was released to widespread acclaim. His music melds the ancient echoes of sean-nós with the future sounds of today’s sonic explorers. Traditional influences are layered with drones, synthesizers and samplers to create defiantly beautiful music. In this one-off concert Iarla is joined by composer and double bass player Gavin Bryars, playing songs from Anáil Dé (The Breath of God) composed by Gavin for Iarla.