“Music to immerse yourself in… and disappear amid the slowly ululating waves, like dipping into the biggest, warmest bath in the world” writes John Walshe of Hot Press in review of Cocooning Heart, the recent album of ambient folk songs released by filmmaker and minimal ambient musician Myles O’Reilly.
Myles is a musician, composer, and filmmaker from Dublin. Since first lifting a camera in 2010, multitasking O’Reilly has filmed, directed and edited over 100 music video promos and 20+ music documentaries of Irish musicians at home and abroad, some of which include Glen Hansard, Villagers, Imelda May, Lisa O’Neill, Ye Vagabonds, Sinead O’Connor and Lisa Hannigan, alongside other international artists such as Hollywood soundtrack virtuoso Ernst Reijseger, Icelandic artists Soléy, Múm, and Amiina, US soul phenomenon Janelle Monae, and UK folk trio The Staves.
Early life as a working musician began for Myles in 2003 with the band Juno Falls. Signed for two albums by Sony UK and then V2 records, Juno Falls disbanded in 2010. Ten years later and in a global pandemic lockdown, Myles returned to making music and has since composed, recorded, and released two minimal ambient albums, Cabin Light’s Off (2020) and My Mothers Star (2021), followed by this new collection ambient folk songs titled ‘Cocooning Heart’.
This September on Friday 9th, Whelan’s in Dublin is set to become Myles giant proverbial bathtub for a truly immersive evening of film, visual art, song and spoken word. The event will open with a screening of Myles short film ‘The Street Where You Live’, followed by a packed roster of very special musical guests and collaborative performances, flowing in a warm meditative undercurrent of the ethereal ambient sounds grown to characterise Myles recordings.
“I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I’m curating a very special event in Whelan’s on Friday, September 9th where I’ll be screening a couple of my films, playing tunes and inviting a bunch of legendary friends onstage to collaborate, for a night of film, song and spoken word, all soaked in a warm bath of ambient goodness. I promise you a pure massage for the soul. There’ll be tears, laughs and plenty of singing on-stage and off! The main venue is a big room to fill, so tickets are good value. Hope to see you there! Special guests include Rónán Ó Snodaigh, Niamh Bury and more to be announced closer the time. You can expect to see other familiar subjects of my lens! ‘Tis gonna be mighty. X Mylo”
Tickets €13.50 available online from Whelan’s – https://www.whelanslive.com/event/myles-oreilly/
8pm, Friday 9th Sept 2022
Whelan’s Main Venue
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
After the gig enjoy Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm
Cocooning Heart’ is out now.
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