Japan-based act Darugaries play the Cellar Bar in Galway this Monday May 28th from 9. While little information exists online about this group of which members and musical instruments are interchangeable, it has been said that they play a kind of traditional, psychedelic meditation music in an idle performance. Their music revolves around the bass guitar and is adorned by peripheral vocals, wind instruments and electronics.
Darugaries are opportunistic when it comes to instruments, often spontaneously playing whatever comes to hand. Bass, trumpet, clarinet, trombone and electronics can be expected on the night.
Supporting on Monday are folk-inflected slowcore duo Yawning Chasm, comprised of Aaron Coyne and Declan Kelly. Their music is grounded by melancholic acoustic guitar tones, nudged off land by eerie keys which dream of the sky and takes full flight with a graceful voice singing lyrics which orbit the soul.
Aaron and Declan will also be playing as The Elephant Vanishes, their collective musical alter ego.
Darugaries already have connections to Galway, Declan tells the story:
“One of the members of Darugaries – Takashi Kumagai – used to live in Galway and while he was here he put on these magical little gigs in a field in Terryland. He called it the Fairy Fort. It hosted acts such as Gavin Prior, Peter Delaney, Brigid Power Ryce, Yawning Chasm (back when Aaron was still solo), Paul O’Reilly, Phantom Dog Beneath the Moon, School Tour (Ger of School Tour actually just came down to visit Galway for the weekend and ended up playing with Takashi and I, doing a slightly bizarre performance. Together we created something that was hilarious and great fun). These are still some of the best gig memories I have, and if you asked any of those people about it they would probably say the same thing. The last Fairy Fort gig was one which I organised for Takashi when he was going back home, it rained so we did it in Paul and Aaron’s apartment. This led to many more gigs in houses in Galway, which is brilliant.”
Considering Darugaries obviously resourceful musical nature and the promise of collaborations between acts on the night, it seems highly likely that there will be some unmissable moments at this gig.
There is a suggested donation of €5 upon entry.