The first Carousel Session after the summer break will take place on 29th October with Niamh Parsons and Graham Dunne.
Support on the night will come from Yiddlesticks featuring Frances O'Rourke on box, Paul Cowham on guitar and Josie Wexler on fiddle and vocals.
Doors will open at 7.30 on the night and Yiddlesticks will take to the stage at 8pm, followed by Niamh and Graham at 9pm.
Tickets are £10 and can be purchased by registering on this site or through wegottickets.com. Tickets will also be available on the door.
NIAMH PARSONS AND GRAHAM DUNNE
Niamh Parsons has come to be known as one of the most distinctive voices in Irish music. Her voice has drawn comparisons to such venerated singers as Dolores Keane, June Tabor and Sandy Denny.Described in the Boston Herald as both emotionally haunting and tonally as clear as crystal, Niamh’s albums have been ‘must-have’ collector’s items for any lover of songs and singing.
With 8 CDs to her name, Niamh has gathered a body of songs from many sources, both traditional and modern songwriters.
Since 1999 Niamh has been playing in a duet with Ennis based Graham Dunne. There is a spiritual bond between Niamh and Graham when they perform, which draws out the essence of the songs.
Throughout her career, Niamh has performed with a wide variety of artists, and has appeared at nearly every prestigious folk festival on either side of the Atlantic. As a member of the traditional Irish band Arcady (led by De Dannan's Johnny Ringo McDonagh), she sang on
their Shanachie/Dara recording Many Happy Returns.
One of Niamh's CDs, In My Prime (Green Linnet 2000), received widespread praise. Folk Roots named it one of the top albums of the year and The Irish Voice called the album a must-have disc for lovers of Irish song. The album was nominated for Album of the Year by BBC Radio 2 (UK) and the Association for Independent Music (US).
After a ten year absence, Niamh and Graham are back with their new CD ‘Kind Providence’, on their own label. A quality album, with mostly traditional songs, which was very well received, with Graham recording, editing, playing and singing, mixing and mastering. As Siobhan Long of the Irish Times says ‘she’s the conduit, not the gatekeeper of a song.’
This is a body of work that has proven Niamh Parsons one of the premier vocalists of her time and a keeper of the flame in Irish traditional song.
One of the most distinctive duos in Irish traditional music, songstress Niamh Parsons & guitarist Graham Dunne share a deep musical bond that allows them to express the very essence of each song they perform.