9pm, Saturday July 30
Sarah Walker Gallery, The Pier, Castletownbere
Ana Gog are a five-piece band based in Dublin, Ireland. Their sound is an eclectic mix of folk, post/prog rock and electronica with contemporary influences. To date the band have had two official releases, the album Making Trails in 2013 and the EP Resemblance in 2014. After touring in India and Europe, the band returned to the studio in August 2015 to work on their upcoming album, due to be released this year.
Michael Gallen is an Irish composer and performer and is also the pianist, lead singer and songwriter with of the band Ana Gog. Brought up primarily listening to Irish traditional and folk music, Michael later pursued studies in composition in Paris with Jose Manuel Lopez Lopez. He has been commissioned to write for solo instrument, small ensemble and orchestra and is fast developing a reputation as one of Ireland’s most exciting composers of new choral music. His music has been used extensively in film, radio and television, including the score for Athena Media/RTE’s Citizens:Lockout 1913-2013 series which won Gold Medal at the 2015 New York Radio Awards.
Gallen’s Wilde Stories Recordings was recently recorded by RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Cór na nÓg, with soloists Rachel Croash (soprano), Evan Lawrence (boy soprano) and Mia Cooper (violin), and will be broadcast on RTÉ Lyric FM this July.
Tickets available at Sarah Walker Gallery or by tel/text: 086 1930552 or 027 70387