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Niamh Regan Releases New Single ‘Winter In Eden’ Featuring Ciaran Lavery

February 23, 2022

Niamh Regan is a critically acclaimed songwriter from county Galway. Following her studies 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.

Her debut album Hemet 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 which led to performances on The Late Late Show, Other Voices, and La Blogothèque.

Ciaran Lavery grew up in Aghagallon in Northern Ireland’s County Antrim, he has strived to break free from the preconceptions surrounding Irish singer-songwriters. He listened to Thom Yorke’s ‘The Eraser’, Mitski’s ‘Be The Cowboy’, Bjork’s ‘Debut’, and that 90s-defining hip-hop album by the Beastie Boys, ‘Ill Communication’ – and his music sees a heightened energy, with percussion brought to the forefront.

He counts Zane Lowe as a fan, and in 2016 he was one of 30 artists hand-selected by Willie Nelson to play at his Luck ranch in Texas. With well over 120,000,000 plays on Spotify and 30,000 followers, the plaudits keep coming Ciaran’s way.

Regan and Lavery combine their talents on a new single, ‘Winter in Eden’, which features on Niamh’s forthcoming EP ‘In the Meantime’.

‘Winter in Eden’ was co-written between the two artists. Over lockdown the pair zoomed and workshopped ideas, emailing each other lyrics and snippets of works in progress. “It was interesting creating a whole song online”, Niamh explains, “collaborating via zoom and whatsapp was surprisingly lovely for creating this song. Sending fragments of melodies, lyrics, ideas and patching them together in our own time felt really easy and I’m proud of what came out of this”, and the result is a disarmingly poetic duet that encompasses the best of Ciaran’s conversational lyric style, with observations like “the sun is a bruised fruit” and “life is a knee graze that leaves a wholesome scar”, and the refraining “I’m a noble mechanic in a one horse town.”

Ciaran adds “Winter in Eden is a song about the quiet and content time in a relationship between two people. There’s something beautiful about that mundanity. Typically, songs tackle the tumultuous ending or frightful beginnings of a couple. This was really fun to discuss the in-between period for a change.”

Winter in Eden came to life in the studio with Alex Borwick (producer), Lina Andonvoska (flute, alto flute), and Jake Curran (baritone guitar and electric).

This is the third single Niamh shares from her upcoming EP, In the Meantime. Showcasing the very best of her intimate storytelling and remarkable knack for melody, Niamh describes the new EP as “exploring themes of acceptance, uncertainty, independence, family guilt, silence and ordinary acts of love.”

Pre-order ‘In the Meantime’ EP by Niamh Regan https://niamhregan.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-meantime-ep

See Niamh on tour in Ireland & the UK this Spring:


  • *EP LAUNCH with special guests, and support from Seba Safe* The Grand Social, Dublin | Friday 4th March
  • The Green Note, London | Sunday 6th March


  • St John’s Priory, Kilkenny | Sunday 10th April
  • The Royal Theatre Castlebar, Co. Mayo | Thursday 14th April
  • The Attic at Hotel Doolin, Co. Clare | Friday 15th April
  • Upstairs Dolans, Limerick |Saturday 16th April
  • Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray | Thursday 21st April


  • Levis Corner House, West Cork | Saturday 7th May
  • Coughlans, Cork | Sunday 8th May

Spotify |Apple Music | Twitter / @niamhreganmusic |Facebook |Instagram | Bandcamp |http://niamhregan.com/

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