Caimin Gilmore

Caimin has extensively toured the U.S.A, Europe, Australia, Asia, U.K and Ireland as a Double Bassist, including Lisa Hannigan’s At Swim album tour. He is a member of Crash Ensemble and plays regularly with s t a r g a z e , the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, and Ulster Orchestra.

He released his first solo record, ‘String Ogham Live’, in 2020, featuring new work for Double Bass. He has commissioned a further four works with cellist Kate Ellis (Crash Ensemble Artistic Director) for their duo, Kate & Caimin. The works will be premiered throughout Ireland this year, in a custom-made outdoor venue, transported on top of his Fiesta, funded by Bank of Ireland Begin Together Fund. He is currently composing new work for Harpist Gemma Doherty (Saint Sister), and Cellist Kate Ellis, commissioned by the Black Gate Cultural Centre, Galway. 

He has played with Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz), Zach Condon (Beirut), Squarepusher, The Staves, Justin Vernon (Bon Ivor), Aaron Dessner (The National), Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Luluc, Dionne Warwick and recorded with
s t a r g a z e and Adam Cohen, on Leonard Cohen’s posthumous album, 'Thanks for the Dance', at the P-E-O-P-L-E festival, Berlin '18. He has played with Irish acts Niamh Regan, I Have a Tribe, Michael Gallen, David Kitt, Valerie Francis, Inni-K and recorded for Saint Sister and David Keenan. Broadcast highlights include Other Voices on RTÉ, The Late Late Show with James Cordon CBS, Glastonbury Festival on BBC and NPR Music New York.

As an arranger, he has arranged for the RTE Concert Orchestra and Crash Ensemble. He is the songwriter of chamber folk group Sun Collective, who released their second record, ‘Move \\ Remove’ EP, on August 10th 2020, followed by broadcast on Other Voices and broad critical acclaim; “Discovering this EP is like discovering you actually breathe. You simply can’t live without it.”  Folk Radio UK