DIACD022  |  30th June 2017


“Ensemble Ériu have achieved what is never easy to do: to write new ensemble music that comes out of the Irish solo tradition.”

Toner Quinn, The Journal of Music

“Though firmly rooted in the Irish tradition, O’Loclainn’s and Talty’s through-composed pieces draw on elements of serialism, minimalism and African blues, as well as contemporary jazz and improv, creating a numinous, mysterious sound world that is at times spine-tingling, at others ineffably melancholic.”

The Irish Times

“Inspired by the expressionist paintings of Jack Butler Yeats, Stargazer positions Ensemble Ériu as one of the most articulate, imaginative and entertaining voices in contemporary Irish music.”


“The broad instrumental palette of the septet allows plenty of colourful combinations, endless permutations, exquisite harmonies and subtle counterpoints.”

Spellbinding Music

Essential 10 Irish Albums of the Decade


  1. Silvanus / Bowsie |
  2. JP’s Dance |
  3. Sruthán Rua |
  4. Eileen eile, well ah |
  5. A Summer’s Evening / An Pictiúr Álainn / The Balladeer |
  6. Fear an Bhogha |


  • Neil Ó LoclainnFlute, double bass
  • Jack TaltyConcertina
  • Jeremy Spencer, Aoife Ní BhriainFiddle
  • Matthew BerrillClarinet, Bass Clarinet
  • Paddy GroenlandGuitar
  • Maeve O'HaraMarimba, Vibraphone
  • Matthew JacobsonDrums

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    • Recorded + Mixed by Adrian Hart
    • Mastered by Ivan Jackman
    • Cover art by Max Franosch
    • Designed by Max Franosch
    • Produced by Nick Roth