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Traditional Artist in Residence

Niamh Dunne

Niamh Dunne is an accomplished fiddle player and singer. ‘Tides’, her first album of self-penned songs was released in 2022 to widespread critical acclaim. She is a member of the group, Beoga whose album ‘How to Tune a Fish’ was shortlisted for a Grammy nomination in the ‘Best Contemporary World Music Album’ category. In 2017 Beoga collaborated with Ed Sheeran on his ‘÷’ album and later that year, the band performed with Sheeran during his headline Glastonbury performance. 

Niamh is a long-standing member of The Karan Casey Band and she has accumulated vast experience as a composer, performing her own compositions and songs at The Proms in the Park with The Ulster Orchestra, and with the RTÉ concert Orchestra in the National Concert Hall.

Previous artists in residence:

2022/23: Barry Kerr

2021/22: Caitlín Nic Gabhann

2020/21: Nollaig Casey

2019/20: Danny O’Mahony

2018/19: Jack Talty

2017/18: Colin Dunne

2016/17: Karan Casey

2015/16: Desi Wilkinson

2014/15: Niall Vallely

2013/14: Iarla Ó Lionáird







Department of Music

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