SLOW MOVING CLOUDS are a Dublin-based band who combine roots in Nordic and Irish traditional music with minimalist and experimental influences to create a sound unlike anything you’ve heard before.
Their 2015 debut Os brought together traditional and contemporary melodies, evocative Nordic vocals, and layered string soundscapes of cello, violin and nyckelharpa. The recording drew comparisons to Icelandic post-rock legends Sigur Ros and Irish traditional supergroup The Gloaming. Os was hailed as ‘rich, intriguing and accomplished’ Jim Carroll (The Irish Times); and ‘emotive, euphoric and unique music’ Steve Hunt (fRoots).
In 2016 Slow Moving Clouds created a new score for Teac Damsa’s Swan Lake / Loch na hEala, an adaptation of the ballet rooted in the Irish midlands. The work premiered to critical and popular acclaim at the 2016 Dublin Theatre Festival, with Slow Moving Clouds’ music described as ‘a perfect mix of the earthy and the ethereal’ Fintan O’Toole (The Irish Times). It was awarded Best Production at the 2017 Irish Times Theatre Awards and is currently touring internationally.
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