Downpatrick, County Down
“Brigid is great songwriter with a voice that can break your heart at 30 paces.” Ralph McLean BBC Radio Ulster.
From Downpatrick in Co. Down, singer song-writer Brigid O'Neill and her band blend great country blues with folk and a dash of jazz, writing songs that “with a melody and delivery that nods ever so subtly to Dusty Springfield’s Memphis days’.(Folk and Tumble).
“An intuitive and versatile songsmith, Brigid O’Neill segues easily between genres …whispery delicate lyrics ….contrasting beautifully with an upbeat rhythm and high energy vibe" Irish Music Magazine
As Recipient of the prestigious Arts Council NI Artist Career Enhancement Award 2016 she travelled to Nashville Tennessee, where she played the iconic Bluebird Cafe, Music City Roots Show, and a series of other high profile gigs. Brigid O’Neill has been riding the crest of a wave since the release of her critically acclaimed EP debut of original songs ‘Arrivals and Departures’ (2014). In 2016 she released a new single ‘Don’t Make Me Go to Town’, and in Sept 2017 released 'Touchstone' co-produced with Garth Dunlop and mastered in Nashville, to much critical acclaim:
"A touch of Nashville; imagery that will leave you breathless" Culture Hub NI
"O'Neill's vocals at their very best" Irish Music Magazine, "Magic captured fully on record" Ralph McLean, “Adventurous and touchingly beautiful’ Pure M Magazine. "An impressive album'" RnR Magazine “The lyrics are short, sharp and clever” Folk and Tumble. 'Impressive" RnR Magazine
|30 Sep 2018||02:30||Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick||Poems on a Sunday Afternoon|
|4 Nov 2018||11:30||SD Bell's Coffee Shop, Newtownards Road, Belfast||SD Bells Jazz Brunch|