In the spotlight today is Galway folk artist, Niamh Regan.
Niamh Regan has long been lauded as one of Ireland’s most promising folk talents.
The Irish Times described Regan’s teenage demos as “bursting with potential”, and at seventeen this precocious folk singer won a Paul Brady scholarship to study flute and guitar in the University of Limerick. Here, she formed the trad/bluegrass band Juhn Echo, and once again drew plaudits from The Irish Times who highlighted her “stunning vocals”.
After completing a degree in music, Niamh released her debut solo EP ‘Tried To’ in 2017 and follow-up single ‘What To Do’ in 2018, earning gushing praise from the likes of Hot Press and Nialler9. Extensive airplay from RTE Radio 1 and Folk Radio UK soon followed, along with high profile slots at Electric Picnic, Body & Soul and Knockanstockan. She has also shared the stage with many artists such as John Smith, Sam Amidon, Mick Flannery, Mary Coughlan, The Maes and Oh Pep!
Niamh has been influenced by artists such as Martin Hayes, Karen Dalton, Sigur Ros, Seamus Heaney, Dolores Keane, Sam Amidon, Tom Waits, Melody Gardot and Kate Tempest to name but a few. She will be releasing her debut album ‘Hemet’ on the 10th of August 2020 and has recently released the first single from this album, entitled ‘Save The Day’.
If you’d like to check out ‘Save The Day’, you can do so here!