Dublin, County Dublin
“Consistently beautiful ” – Tony Clayton-Lea
“Lingers even after the final note has been struck” – Lauren Murphy
“A testament to the wonderful mysteries of sound” – John Kelly
“Go see her soothing strange genius“ – Michael Smiley
Úna Keane is a Composer + Multimedia artist from Dublin, Ireland. Her 2017 Piano solo record “As I Wake, Still I Dream” received 4 Star reviews from both The Irish Times & The Sunday Times. Since then her consistent touring has been gaining her a loyal following. She plays mostly small theatre spaces & house concerts. Her live setup incorporates visuals, loop-pedal, vintage typewriter and piano. Her use of black + white film footage, often of speed-corrected old movies, as well as her own animated art footage creates a calm, nostalgic atmosphere and tends to have the effect of connecting an audience both to the music and to one another.
To date some of Úna’s work has been broadcast on RTE & BBC Northern Ireland, and her compositions have been performed at Electric Picnic, Féile na Bealtaine and the National Concert Hall, as well as on many random pianos wherever she finds herself. Her track “My Panacea” was included on Nils Frahm’s 2017 Piano Day Playlist.
Inspired by her latest role as mama to baby Willow, Úna has been developing new work. While her 2017 record was a Piano Solo affair, this new Album will also feature (quiet) electronics, soundscapes and vintage typewriter. In the meantime, she will be bringing her particular brand of musical alchemy on tour this autumn – some Irish dates, a couple of London shows and a few concerts on mainland europe (details soon). The new Album will be out next Spring.