Saturday 03th February 2024
Location: CLEERE’S BAR & THEATRE (Bridgets Festival)
Niamh Regan is a critically acclaimed songwriter from county Galway, Ireland. Her debut album Hemet (2020, Black Gate Records) announced her arrival as one of the most distinctive songwriters in Ireland today. Earning nominations for both the RTE Folk Awards’ and the Choice Awards’ Album of the Year, the album received soaring praise, and led to performances on The Late Late Show, Other Voices, and La Blogothèque.
Following her studies in flute and guitar at UL, 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.
Over the past year, Niamh has been busy performing live at home and overseas, playing at Ireland’s most loved festivals – Sounds from a Safe Harbour, Body & Soul, All Together Now, Another Love Story, and Other Voices. She has opened shows for the likes of Sam Amidon, Josh Ritter, Fionn Regan, Damien Dempsey, Paul Brady, Sorcha Richardson, The Lost Brothers, Cormac Begley, Patrick Watson, SOAK, and also joined James Vincent McMorrow at The Barbican, London.
In November 2022 she played a sold-out showcase at Hotel Café, Los Angeles; February 2023 saw her take to multiple stages at the Folk Alliance International Conference, Kansas City, USA,
before travelling to a month-long tour of Australia March 2023.
She has recently returned from a tour of Switzerland, and is putting the finishing touches on her second album.
Buy/Stream Niamh Regan’s releases here.
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