In January Niamh was named “Female Musician of the Year, 2014″ in the Live Ireland Music Awards, compiled by renowned and respected music critic Bill Margeson. Since then, we are thrilled to announce two further accolades have been added. Firstly, her latest album “Cuz” was chosen as “Instrumental Album of the Year” in Chicago Irish American News’ annual awards, known as the TIRs (Tradition in Review).
The same album was also listed in online website Trad Connect’s Top Ten Album Covers of 2013. Commenting on the choice, the people at Trad Connect noted the following: “The overall package on Cuz is simply outstanding. It’s a 4-fold sleeve with a 24 page booklet. There is a detailed bio on Cuz and each track gets a page of notes. The embroidery theme continues throughout the inside sleeve as well as in the booklet. The cover photo of the embroidery is likewise impressive. The most detailed album package that has come through our door, ever.” TRAD CONNECT
Fresh from this news Niamh will be returning to New England, USA for the first time in five years for a blitz tour before heading to Spain. There she will be performing at a charity Gala organised by the Irish Embassy in Madrid, followed by a series of concerts in the Basque country. In what is often seen as a month long celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Niamh will be bringing her unique style of Irish music and song to both countries. The tour dates have been updated so feel free to browse.