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Traditional Music and Song

august, 2022

sun14aug8:00 pmNiamh ReganSt. Mary's Church of Ireland, Church Street, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny8:00 pm with Brigid Mae Power

Event Details

Niamh Regan is a critically acclaimed songwriter from county Galway. Released amid the pandemic in 2020, her debut album, Hemet, announced her arrival as one of the most distinctive songwriters in Ireland today. The album received nominations for both the RTE Folk Awards’ and the Choice Awards’ Album of the Year.

Following her studies in flute and guitar in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, at the University of Limerick, Regan honed her craft as a songwriter by travelling between Ireland and California, writing about her experiences along the way. As a result, her songs seamlessly weave the intimacy of the Irish lyrical tradition with the expansive breadth of American songwriters such as Karen Dalton, Stevie Nicks, and Joni Mitchell, but the resulting sound is entirely her own.

A natural storyteller, Regan’s songs are windows into her world, snapshots of the intimacy of everyday life. This is evident on her latest EP, In the Meantime, which was generously supported by the Galway International Arts Festival Elevate Bursary. The EP is a collection of songs written during the challenges of the pandemic, exploring themes of acceptance, uncertainty, independence, family guilt, silence, and ordinary acts of love. With her singular mastery, Regan’s songwriting draws us into the intricate details of everyday life and elevates them into something universal.

 

Brigid Mae Power’s songs are like an overheard lament she paints expansive and effortless songs that are hypnotic and folk orientated. She released her acclaimed new third album, Head Above The Water, earlier this year.

The album features an amalgam of traditional folk and country – blending strings, bouzouki, piano and Power’s distinctive vocals.

Doors open at 7.30pm.

Tickets, each costing €22 plus €2.34, are available from https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keep-her-lit-presents-niamh-regan-brigid-mae-power-tickets-376895413327.

 

Time

(Sunday) 8:00 pm

Location

St. Mary's Church of Ireland

Church Street, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny

Organizer

Keep Her Lit Folk & Trad Festival

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