Cross Cultural Music, Song & Dance on the banks of the Bann.

Niamh Dunne



Niamh Dunne launched her first solo album entitled "Portraits” in April 2013. With master guitar player and producer Seán Óg Graham, Niamh’s first song album is a mix of traditional songs and folk material, much of which has its roots in her hometown of Limerick.  The album looks inwards, capturing the essence of a singer who is deeply rooted in the traditional songs of Ireland and Limerick, but also has global reach, exploring folk music as a broader genre. This album is, in its spirit, a collection of stories, stories of love and loss; of adventure; of longing and of reflection. These precious songs are matched with the brilliant musicianship of Trevor Hutchinson, Cathal Hayden, Catriona McKay, Kate Ellis, Eamon Murray and Barry Kerr. 

 

 

Niamh also began to play the fiddle at the age of four and learned her music from Mickey Dunne, the well-known piper from Limerick who is part of a rich cultural heritage of travelling musicians. In 2005 she recorded a CD called ‘Legacy’ with her Dad and sister, Brid, an album that celebrated the rich musical heritage that has been in her family for generations. A well respected classical violinist, she twice received the high achievers award from the London Associated Board of Western Art Music, with whom she is a qualified teacher. Niamh regularly teaches in The Limerick School of Music. She is also a graduate of the Irish World Academy of Music in Limerick University with first class honours.  Irish Music Magazine complimented her when they said "Gorgeous vocals”, just one of the many excellent reviews that Niamh has been receiving.

 




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