Iarla O’Lionaird with Gavin Bryars and ensemble in Leeds

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s