Niamh Ní Charra Band Live at the Crane
Join Niamh, Kevin Corbett, and Dom Keogh for a night of great music and song.
Niamh Ní Charra hails from Killarney, County Kerry. Strongly influenced by a wealth of local Sliabh Luachra musicians, she started playing music at the early age of 4. A multiple award winner on both fiddle and concertina, she toured from 1998 to 2006 as a soloist with Riverdance, before returning to Ireland where she is now based.
She is the recipient of several awards including “Instrumental Album of the Year” in 2014 in the Chicago Irish American News’ TIR awards for her previous album “Cuz”. Her music also featured on the programme “Ireland in Song” which aired on Aer Lingus transatlantic flights. Niamh has toured extensively as a solo artist and with her own band, regularly gives workshops and masterclasses, has performed for several presidents and members of royalty and has additionally coordinated concerts hosted by Irish embassies abroad, on behalf of the Irish government.
Her recently released 5th album “Donnelly’s Arm”, recorded under challenging circumstance during the Covid_19 pandemic and several lockdowns, has none-the-less received much critical and public acclaim.
She will be accompanied on the night by regulars Kevin Corbett (Guitar) and Dom Keogh (Bodhrán).
“This album is a pleasure from start to finish – great tunes and great playing; full of life, emotion and that extra little something that makes the music sparkle. “ The Living Tradition
“Ní Charra is a superb, multi-dimensional musician, but she also has the sort of outstanding taste and reach that can really take a recording project and tie it together. The results here are a total knockout!” Irish Echo
“Ms Ní Charra has perfected the art of the medley, mixing and matching styles and rhythms in a single set, constantly adding little surprises… One of the best albums of 2021 so far!” Folkworld