Niamh Regan to Perform Full Band Show at the Roisin Dubh as part of Galway International Arts Festival
Niamh Regan is a critically acclaimed songwriter from Kilrickle, Co Galway. She returns to her home town with her full band to perform at the Róisín Dubh, as part of the Galway International Arts Festival, Saturday 16th July 2022, with support from Clare singer songwriter Patrick Stefan.
Niamh says: “I’ve been going to the GIAF since as far back as I can remember. I feel so proud to be asked to play this year. It feels like a milestone as a Galway artist to join such an incredible array of artists from all over the world. I’m also very excited to have Patrick Stefan join us on the night too.”
Released amid the pandemic in 2020, Niamh’s 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, and led to performances on The Late Late Show, Other Voices, and La Blogothèque.
Following her studies in flute and guitar in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, 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.
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.
Niamh performs at the Róisín Dubh, 8pm, Saturday 16th July as part of the Galway International Arts Festival, with her full band. Support will be Clare singer songwriter Patrick stefan. Tickets €20 available from giaf.ie
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