Clondalkin, County Dublin
Niamh Keane is vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Dublin who has been making her mark on the music scene in the past year. A true story teller, her music stands between the indie and folk genres with spine tingling harmonies and a voice that is hard to forget.
A classically trained violinist, her live performance shows her versatility as a musician playing both the electric guitar while looping violin harmonies that make her stand out amongst the sea of Irish singer-songwriters. Recently Niamh has been accredited for her talents in songwriting placing as a finalist in the established Christie Hennessy Songwriting Contest.
FINALIST CHRISTIE HENNESSY SONGWRITING CONTEST 2018
2ND PLACE PAN CELTIC INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION
Having began the ground work of playing the Irish singer-songwriter scene only one year ago, Niamh has since brought her music to Dublin's most respected venues; Whelans, the Sugar Club, the famous Ruby Sessions. Most recently she has sold out a headline gig in the Workmans Club and has played support for renowned Irish acts Damian Dempsey and Kíla.
A slot at Ireland Music Week would open new doors for a voice that has been turning heads from the beginning of her journey from open mic nights to the mainstage of Whelans.
With Niamh's debut single planned for release in September 2019 and ambitions to grow an international audience in the UK off the back of her following EP release, the opportunity to be showcased at HWCH would be immeasurable in value to turn these goals into achievements. Niamh looks to the career that a singer-songwriters like Laura Marling as an inspiration, a folk artist who grew her audience at home and has achieved enormous success internationally with atmospheric folk albums.
'She has a diverse musical arsenal, combining piano, guitar and fiddle with stunning vocals' (The Liberty)