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Slow Moving Clouds

SLOW MOVING CLOUDS are a band based in Dublin, Ireland. They bring together roots in the Irish and Nordic folk traditions with post-punk drones, baroque strings, and soaring falsetto vocals – creating an immersive, atmospheric sound unlike anything you’ve heard before.

The band are touring the UK and Ireland in autumn 2018 in support of their second album, Starfall, on which their folk roots merge with indie and experimental influences, expanding the sonic palette and power of their earlier work. The album is available digitally on the PEOPLE music platform, led by Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and the Dessner brothers (The National).

Recent highlights for Slow Moving Clouds include participation in the 2018 PEOPLE residency/festival at Funkhaus, Berlin; performing at Sounds From a Safe Harbour, Cork (with The National); the 3Arena, Dublin (with Ludovico Einaudi); Sydney Opera House (with Teac Damsa’s Swan Loch / Loch na hEala); and at legendary Irish fiddle player Martin Hayes’ ‘Masters of Tradition’ festival.

In 2016 Slow Moving Clouds created the score for Teac Damsa’s Swan Lake / Loch na hEala, a contemporary adaptation of the classical ballet, set in the Irish midlands. The work premiered to critical and popular acclaim at the 2016 Dublin Theatre Festival, and was awarded Best Production at the 2017 Irish Theatre Awards. It is currently touring internationally with Slow Moving Clouds performing the score live.

This work built on their critically acclaimed 2015 debut album, Os, which drew comparisons to Icelandic post-rock legends Sigur Ros and Irish traditional supergroup The GloamingOs was hailed as ‘rich, intriguing and accomplished’ Jim Carroll (The Irish Times); and ‘emotive, euphoric and unique music’ Steve Hunt (fRoots).

Slow Moving Clouds are:

AKI (nyckelharpa, vocals)
ULTAN O'BRIEN (fiddle)
KEVIN MURPHY (cello, vocals)

SHOWS

  • 22/03/19 Slow Moving Clouds in Mullingar at The Stables (Smiddy’s) Buy Tickets
  • 28/03/19 Slow Moving Clouds in Cork at Coughlan’s Buy Tickets
  • 29/03/19 Slow Moving Clouds in Dublin at St. John the Baptist Church Buy Tickets
Recent Shows
  • 14/02/19 - 17/02/19 Swan Lake/Loch na hEala in Perth at Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA
  • 02/02/19 Slow Moving Clouds in Glasgow at St Andrew’s in the Square
  • 02/12/18 Slow Moving Clouds in Dingle at Other Voices Music Trail
  • 01/12/18 Slow Moving Clouds in Dingle at Other Voices Music Trail

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