Performing a continuous, almost two-hour long set, in a similar way to Arvo Pärt’s Te Deum the concert seemed to unfold as one long, sustained arc of breath.

In the Gloaming, Irish traditional music meets the New York downtown scene meets something completely new.

With fiddlers Martin Hayes and Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh, Dennis Cahill on guitar, Iarla Ó Lionáird on vocals and Thomas Bartlett on piano, the band has burst on the music scene with a rare combination of Irish tunes, ancient sean-nos song, brave explorations and exhilarating and explosive medleys with a distinctive new sound. The virtuosic fiddles of  Hayes and Ó Raghallaigh, the soaring voice of Ó Lionáird, Cahill's minimalist guitar work and Bartlett's sparse, yet insistent, piano, deliver an astonishing, combustible and unforgettable listening experience, deeply rooted in the tradition but moving into an entirely new musical dimension of rhythm, melody and texture that simply has never been heard before.