We are back in Ireland today, this time to county Limerick where hails the wonderfully talented Niamh Dunne. Niamh daughter of piper Micky Dunne is an outstanding fiddle player with an exceptional voice. Taking up the violin from age four Niamh spent many years playing with her family traveling the country playing at social events such as football matches and market days. As well as her solo career Niamh is a fully qualified teacher with the London Associated Board of Western Art Music, and as if that wasn’t enough she is also a member of the Irish traditional group Beoga. Along with her solo album Portrait Niamh also recorded an album in 2005 with her father Mickey Dunneand sister Brid entitled Legacy showcasing the music that has been in her family for generations.
Niamh tours extensively and has appeared at festivals such as the Milwaukee Irish Fest, Cambridge Folk Festival and even our own Temple Bar Trad Fest.
Niamh has a truly unique voice. I could listen to her sing all day!
she has a true interpretative spirit and voice when it comes to traditional song.
I have chosen a song from Niamh’s album Portraits called Ballyneety’s Walls which shows Niamh’s superb vocal talent.
Did you know that on Ceol FM, you can hear playlists that feature songs only or fiddle only? Head over to our Ceol FM player to listen.