The Gloaming's Iarla O’Lionaird to perform one-off London show
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The Gloaming's Iarla O’Lionaird to perform one-off London show

THE Gloaming’s Iarla O’Lionaird will join Ireland’s new music group Crash Ensemble at the Barbican’s marathon May weekend to celebrate Nonesuch Records.

The artists will perform Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy’s Grá agus Bás during the first half of the concert at Milton Court Concert Hall on Sunday 18 May.

The track is featured on the 2011 album of the same name and was inspired by a number of traditional sean-nós songs.

O'Lionaird recently completed a much praised UK tour with The Gloaming and tickets for his May show - one of five sets of concerts as part of the Barbican's Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records series - are on-sale now from £20.

This year’s May weekend celebrates Nonesuch Records in their 50th anniversary year, and is dedicated to the diversity and innovation of the record company.

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The event includes five concerts over the weekend of 17-18 May, and is part of a wider Nonesuch celebration at the Barbican which will include further one-off concerts and collaborations throughout the month.

Previous May weekends have been dedicated to the influence of Steve Reich (2011) and curated by Nico Muhly (2013).

Also performing at the celebration is singer Natalie Merchant and Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood.

Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records will take place on Saturday 17 May – Sunday 18 May 2014 at Barbican, Milton Court, LSO St Luke’s