The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week commencing Saturday 5 October is the CD from Irish singer and fiddle player Niamh Dunne called ‘Portraits’.
Niamh Dunne is a highly accomplished singer, fiddler and composer from Co. Limerick and has just released her debut solo song album, “Portraits”. With master guitar player and producer Sean Og Graham, Niamh’s first song album is a mix of traditional songs and folk material with an emphasis on her home town of Limerick.
She has been a member with the world renowned band Beoga for the last seven years with whom she has toured extensively and recorded three CDs, including the Grammy short listed “The Incident” in 2009 and the Irish Echoes number 1 album of 2011, “How to tune a fish”.
Niamh (pronounced Neave) began to play fiddle at the age of four and learned her music from Mickey Dunne, the well-known piper from Limerick who is part of a rich cultural heritage of traveling musicians.
Niamh has grown up steeped in music, song and tradition. A well-respected classical violinist, she twice received the high achievers award from the London Associated Board of Western Art Music with whom she is a qualified teacher. Niamh regularly teaches in The Limerick School of Music. She is also a graduate of the Irish World Academy of Music in Limerick University with first class honours. You can buy a copy of ‘Portraits’ album at Niamh’s website here.
Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week, Saturday 12 noon and 12 midnight and Monday 7 October 6.00pm.