Stars Of The Lid will be joined by Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh for a National Concert Hall show in October
Since forming in 1993, Stars of the Lid (one of the most apropos names in all of music) have scratched out quite a niche for themselves as one of the most influential drone/ambient music projects on Earth.
This Autumn, Stars of the Lid’s Adam Wiltzie and Brian McBride will be hitting the road to debut some new compositions, and some old classics with long time visual collaborator and projectionist Luke Savisky, and German lighting designer MFO.
This tour will feature new band members Bobby Donne from Kranky label-mates Labradford, and Adam’s long time studio collaborator, Francesco Donadello. Also on stage will be A Winged Victory for the Sullen’s string ensemble, the Echo Collective, and a vintage Moog 55 Modular Synthesizer.
Stars of the Lid were selected by independent event producer and Blast First Records founder Paul Smith, who formed a new partnership with Moog Music Inc., to put on a series of concerts with vintage Moog instruments. This is in the spirit of the Moog Concordance that was put on in 2015 at the Barbican in London with the late Keith Emerson, celebrating over 50 years since Dr Robert Moog introduced the world to the Moog modular synthesizer.
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh makes music on a 10- string fiddle called the hardanger d’amore, and travels the world as a solo musician, in duos with Dan Trueman, Mick O’Brien and Brendan Begley, and as a member of The Gloaming and This is How We Fly. He has performed on some of the most beautiful stages in the world, including the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Albert Hall and the Lincoln Center. He has made twelve recordings to date, ranging from quite traditional to fairly out there, and continues to explore the region where traditional music begins to disintegrate.
Stars Of The Lid Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh National Concert Hall 8pm, Sunday 9th October