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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.

Recent live highlights include performances at the 3Arena, Dublin (with Ludovico Einaudi), Sydney Opera House (with Teac Damsa’s Swan Loch / Loch na hEala), and Sounds From A Safe Harbour, Cork (with The National). The band are currently combining touring with work on their second album, which is slated for release in spring 2018.

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 Gloaming. Os 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)
KEVIN MURPHY (cello, vocals)

‘emotive, euphoric and unique music…’ – Froots,

‘rich, intriguing and accomplished’ **** – Jim Carrol, The Irish Times

‘Os … crosses over into “third stream” territory … it synthesizes disparate source material into something ambitious and new.’ – Irish Echo

‘intriguing folk/trad of the highest order’ – Tony Clayton-Lea

‘This instrumental blend is rich and dark-toned, intense and atmospheric…’ – Living Tradition

‘This is an album – and band – who deserve the recognition for their extraordinary achievements’ – Mark Carry, Fractured Air

‘a beautiful record. Get into it.’ – Conor O’Toole, The Underground of Happiness


€15 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-7pm 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.


Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).