Behind the Music – Niamh Dunne

By | September 19, 2022

Niamh Dunne from Beoga launched their new single, The crowand his first solo album Tides releases September 30. We requested him the BIG questions. . .

That is Niamh’s first solo undertaking in ten years and her very first album consisting fully of self-written songs. The album is in two halves; one based mostly on story songs impressed by conventional Irish songs and the opposite half based mostly on the fashion of singer-songwriters, introspective songs that study lived expertise, feminism, household, historical past and connection.

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The 2 halves are a mirrored image on her life as a musician, from her conventional roots with the Traveler The Dunne household to writing with up to date artists like Foy Vance and Ed Sheeran in recent times.

The crow is impressed by Celtic mythology and folklore and speaking concerning the track, Niamh says, “I wished to jot down one thing that was very near the feminine spirit and perspective. I wrote a number of songs based mostly on characters from mythology and as a topic, he’s a present that gives complicated feminine characters which have company and energy, in addition to vulnerabilities and flaws.

“As Irish these tales are in our bones and there appears to be a cultural shift occurring in the mean time to re-engage us and deepen our understanding of our collective Irish historical past, language and identification. Of all of the Goddesses, the Morrigan is the one I am most fascinated with.”

After Beoga’s six albums, a Grammy shortlist and quite a few worldwide excursions, Niamh isn’t any stranger to reaching a wider worldwide viewers following an opportunity encounter with Ed Sheeran, Foy Vance and Johnny McDaid.

This led to the band co-writing Ed Galway Woman and Nancy Mulligan’s massively profitable album Divide. In addition they performed as Ed Sheeran’s solely particular visitor throughout his headlining efficiency at Glastonbury 2017 and supported him on his record-breaking Irish stadium tour in 2018.

Inform us three issues about your self. . .

I’m a feminist, like to prepare dinner and love meals, am a Limerick girl dwelling in Antrim.

How would you describe your music?

Indie folks with robust influences from conventional Irish music. I hearken to every kind and all these influences are certainly discovered within the music however I’m a folks at coronary heart.

What are your musical inspirations?

My Household (The Dunnes), Pixies, Dolores Keane, Laura Marling, The Whileaways, Planxty, Skunk Anansie, Elbow, Joni Mitchell, Brandie Carlisle, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt.

What was the primary live performance you went to?

The Corrs in Limerick Live performance Corridor.

What’s the first file you obtain?

Boost by the Spice Ladies on tape! One other traditional.

What’s your favourite track proper now?

The stressed grave by Pauline Scanlon with Damien Dempsey by The disturbing album.

Favourite lyric of all time?

“Simply earlier than our love was misplaced, you mentioned, I am as fixed as a northern star, and I mentioned, ‘Continually at the hours of darkness, The place is it? If you would like me, I will be within the bar'” Joni Mitchell – A Case of You.

For those who might solely pay attention to at least one track for the remainder of your life, what wouldn’t it be?

It is actually exhausting! You’d be afraid of spoiling one thing lovely! Great (She says) by Elbow is a favourite, so I will go there.

The place can individuals discover your music/extra data?

The web machine. Instagram, Fb, My web siteand Twitter, though if you wish to purchase my music, go to band camp.