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Statement from Slow Moving Clouds:

Unfortunately we have some bad news to share with you. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions on music venues, we are going to have to cancel the gig in Whelan’s, Dublin on 10th September 2020.

The gig was actually selling really well and we are gutted to say the least. We had worked with the venue to put in a number of measures to keep you safe during the gig, however because of limitations on numbers for indoor gatherings, we sadly have no option but to cancel. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets, we really appreciate your support as always but especially at the moment. Refunds are through the Whelan’s website and they will be in touch with ticket holders.

We are not going to reschedule as yet until there is clarity on numbers allowed in music venues, but we will be playing again, soon we hope.
We hope to make this up to you at some stage.

We’ll end with some good news – we all need some of that!
We returned to the studio last week to record our forthcoming 3rd album and we’re delighted with how it sounds so far. We’re hoping to release it in early 2021. We’ll keep you posted.

In the meantime, stay safe and well , keep listening to and supporting Irish music and ….wear a mask.

Slow Moving Clouds

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Thur, 10/09/2020

Socially distanced 88 capacity seated show.

Whelan’s Main Venue

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SLOW MOVING CLOUDS are Aki (Nyckelharpa & Vocals), Kevin Murphy (Cello & Vocals) and Ultan O’Brien (Fiddle).

Post-rock you’ve probably heard of, but post-folk may just be a completely new musical style. However, there’s nothing contrived about the music of Slow Moving Clouds, whose music effortlessly and organically fuses elements of the Irish and Nordic folk traditions with more contemporary sounds for a beguiling mix that has been described as Sigur Ros meets The Gloaming.

Together with original fiddle player, Danny Diamond, Slow Moving Clouds’ critically acclaimed 2015 debut album, Os, was hailed as ‘rich, intriguing and accomplished’ Jim Carroll (The Irish Times); and ’emotive, euphoric and unique music’ Steve Hunt (fRoots). They followed this up with 2018’s Starfall, which added indie and experimental influences to their folk roots, expanding the sonic palette and power of their earlier work. The album was released digitally through the PEOPLE music platform, led by Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and the Dessner brothers (The National).   Everywhere they played, their unique sound has won them admirers, most recently a UK tour with Jenny Lewis, performing at The Brighton Festival 2019, while also opening for Feist at the Sounds From a Safe Harbour Festival in Cork.  Other recent highlights include performing at the PEOPLE residency/festival at Funkhaus, Berlin, in 2018; 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.

Slow Moving Clouds are currently working on their 3rd album to be released in 2021.

‘rich, intriguing and accomplished’ Jim Carroll (The Irish Times)

‘emotive, euphoric and unique music’ Steve Hunt (fRoots)

‘a perfect mix of the earthy and the ethereal’ Fintan O’Toole (The Irish Times)

‘Irish-Nordic heaven’ fRoots (Twitter)

‘from the liveliness of a céilí to the bleak solitude of a Bergman film’ Sophie Gorman (Irish Independent)


Socially distanced 88 capacity seated show – Tickets sold as table of 4 only.

ON SALE THUR 23rd JUL, 10AM: €15 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 01 4780766 (9:30am-7pm M-F)

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required