Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh & Dan Trueman:
Partnering with Dan Trueman(the US professor of music who brokered Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh’s introduction to the hardanger d’amore fiddle) Laghdú, or A Lessening, is a seamless and unfettered soundscape: at times playful (what what what), at others experimental (tuireamh na n-iolar). With just three traditional tunes morphing between Trueman and Ó Raghallaigh’s flighty strings (amid a myriad of original compositions), there’s enough space and light here for influences as diverse as baroque to minimalism to breathe free, with the whole refusing to cleave to a single or predictable path. It’s telling that the silence between the notes is every bit as important as the notes themselves: surely the work of musicians revelling in the moment: a rare find. irishmusic.net
Nathan Bowles is a multi-instrumentalist musician and teacher living in the mountains of southwestern Virginia. His work, bot as an accomplished solo artist and as a sought-after ensemble player, explores the rugged country between the poles of Appalachian old-time traditions and ecstatic, minimalist drone.
Kevin Davis is a composer, improvider, and cellist. Originally from Appalachian Tennessee, he has at various times been based out of Memphis, Chicago, New York, and Istanbul, where he has played in and composed for a large variety of musical situations across a wide spectrum of contemporary music. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Composition and Computer Technologies at UVa.