The Darkling Air & Arco String Quartet – New Show

Monday 5th August 2024 | The Court House

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Monday 5th August 2024

Doors at: 7:00pm | Starts at: 8:00pm

This event is Train Friendly

The Court House 16 Quay Street


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Second show added as Tuesday 6th August is now sold out.

The Darkling Air & Arco String Quartet return to the Open House stage to perform a host of new material from their forthcoming third album.

Following the release of their debut album ‘Untamed & Beloved’ in 2016, the Bangor-based duo has carved out a unique sonic niche, garnering the praise of broadcasters and critics while securing airplay on RTE, BBC, and beyond.

Bangor Songwriter Rachel McCarthy and Donegal-born composer and producer Michael Keeney have been quietly creating a collection of new music while their sophomore album ‘Ancestor’ was nominated for the 2020 NI Music Prize. In 2022, they were invited to perform in The National Concert Hall (Dublin) for RTE television alongside Lisa O’Neill, Christy Moore, and John Spillane, and will perform later this year with The Ulster Orchestra. Their music has been described as filmic folk, and their song ‘Old Romantic’ is set to feature in an upcoming feature film.

Haunting vocal melodies wrapped in a distinctively beautiful soundscape present a captivating blend aided by live strings, piano, guitar, and electronics.

These will be two special nights at the Courthouse, and with a brand new album ready for release, represent an opportunity to hear songs old and new for the first time, right at home in The Courthouse.

“The purity of voice, the measured intensity of instrumentation and the depth of lyrical portrait…I can’t recommend The Darkling Air’s “Untamed & Beloved” highly enough…” – Stephen McCauley (BBC Radio Ulster)

Strictly 18+  Train friendly 

Please note: The Darkling Air & Arco String Quartet – New Show is a seated event. If you have any accessibility requirements please contact us.

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