- Date27th May
- Time8pm - 11pm
- Ticket price£15.00
Aonach Mhacha, Armagh’s leading cultural arts and Irish language centre, is delighted to be hosting RTE Radio 1 Folk Singer of the year 2022, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, on Saturday 27th May 2023.
This is a major coup for our Armagh venue and tickets are already selling fast.
A renowned artist with a proven record of performance, recording and innovation, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is a multi-award winning traditional singer and musician from Corca Dhuibhne, West Kerry. Muireann is a leading exponent of the sean nós style, and loves to engage with audiences to share her love of the Irish song tradition. Her childhood in West Kerry saw her immersed in a rich cultural environment and vital living tradition. This was to be hugely influential on the foundation of her distinctive vocal and instrumental sound.
Muireann has enjoyed a successful career as a touring artist, with over thirteen years experience as lead singer and flute player with the Irish traditional supergroup Danú, as well as a many years performing as a solo artist. She holds an MA in Traditional Music Performance from the University of Limerick. In 2022 Muireann was awarded “Best Folk Singer” at the RTÉ Radio Folk Awards, and amongst many other awards, was Amhránaí na Bliana at the TG4 Gradaim Ceoil in 2011.
Muireann is also a popular television and radio presenter, having hosted a range of programmes for Irish and Scottish TV and Radio over the past 15 years, and currently presents her own music programme “Folk on One” on RTÉ Radio 1. Always keen to explore new ground, she has collaborated with many musicians in genres ranging from traditional to classical, world music to electronica.
Following on from multiple 5 star reviews of her album “Róisín ReImagined” with The Irish Chamber Orchestra, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is embarking on an Irish tour. She will be accompanied by celebrated musicians Gerry O’Beirne (guitar, vocals) and Dónal O’Connor (fiddle, keyboards, vocals).
Their concert is an an engaging and varied programme of songs in Irish and English along with lively instrumental pieces, and the trio are well known for their warm rapport with their audiences
Muireann will be performing at Other Voices “Anam” on the 25th of May and on “The Late Late Show” on RTÉ 1 on the 26th of May.
You can view the trio’s performance on “The Tommy Tiernan Show” below:
“One of the earthiest and most distinctive voices, not just in traditional circles, but anywhere” – The Irish Times
“One of today’s great singers” – Irish Echo
“Mysterious Perfection”- Dónal Lunny
Bookings are closed for this event.