Event Phone: 0863389619
Niamh Dunne & Sean Og Graham
with Special Guest Alan Colfer
Friday 02nd June 2023
Live at Jerry Moynihans,
Upper Gladstone St Clonmel
Niamh Dunne is an accomplished violin player and singer, who is known for her folk infused fiddle compositions and smoky warm vocal style. She has performed on the world stage as founding member of the renowned band Beoga. Beoga are best known for their Irish fusion music and 20 years touring and recording experience. Their album ‘How to tune a fish’ was shortlisted for a Grammy nomination in the ‘Best contemporary world music album’ category. In 2017 their profile was elevated through their writing and performances on Ed Sheeran’s ‘÷’ album. They made numerous appearances with Sheeran, including his headline Glastonbury performance, and were the support act on his 2018 tour.
Niamh has vast experience as a composer and has performed her own compositions with a full orchestra at the The Proms in the Park and written with top Irish song writers including Stefanie Rainey, Foy Vance and Ryan McMullan.
Her influences are rooted in traditional Irish and folk but has been at the forefront of pushing the boundaries of the tradition to explore new ground and pave the way for contemporary Irish music. She is well regarded session musician who focuses on layering lush strings and backing vocals for a myriad of different genres and projects. Niamh is also a collaborator and is always looking to expand her musical horizons with other artists and musicians.
Her debut album Portraits was released in 2013. Her Live EP “ Songs I Like Singing” was released in 2022.
Her first self penned collection of songs , TIDES, was released in September 2022.
Sean Og Graham:
Seán Óg Graham is from Portglenone, Co. Antrim, Ireland. He’s one of Ireland’s best button accordion players. Seán Óg Graham has achieved numerous All-Ireland titles and is also a gifted, self-taught guitarist. He is a much in demand producer and he has his own studio in Portglenone.
Seán Óg Graham has several television appearances to his credit, and has appeared as guest soloist with the Irish Harp Orchestra, the Canadian Youth Orchestra and Alan Kelly’s ‘Celtic Legends’ show. Seán Óg is also a talented composer. He’s a graduate of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at Limerick University, where he has been guided by oustanding musicians.
He is also a member of famed Irish band Beoga.
Alan Colfer is special guest for this show, and will open the show.
Hailing from Waterford, Alan Colfer is a virtuoso guitar player, composer and instrumentalist whose unique style incorporates genres from across the globe. He is a highly regarded exponent of fingerstyle guitar and teaches at the Irish World Academy of Music at the University of Limerick since 2006.
Colfer’s style is unique, weaving influence from Scandinavian music, Irish folk, blues and soul, traditional and world music, and he is widely recognised as one of Ireland’s finest instrumental guitarists.
Tickets are on Sale Now, from the website, or direct from Gerry Lawless, on 086-338 9619
“**** Tides is a deeply considered and generously endowed collection of original songs. Unhurried, thoughtful solo collection full of heart and soul” (The Irish Times)
“The feminist themes here…throughout the album…. are handled with a deft, incisive touch that rewards close listening.” (The Irish Echo)
“We’ve know for years that Niamh Dunne is one of our finest singers and this album brings her centre stage. It’s a keeper and quite possibly the Irish folk album of the year.” (Irish Music Magazine)
Doors at 8pm:
Alan Colfer 8.25 pm
Niamh Dunne onstage 9pm
Alan Colfer onstage 8.25pm Niamh Dunne onstage at 9pm
2nd June 2023
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Venue: Moynihans Bar, Clonmel