Niamh Ni Charra Trio

Niamh Ní Charra

Niamh hails from Killarney, Ireland, where she started playing music at the age of 4.  A multiple award winner on both fiddle and concertina, she toured for 8 years as a soloist with Riverdance, performing in over 2500 shows, before returning to Ireland where she is now based.  She released her debut album “Ón Dá Thaobh / From Both Sides” in 2007 to much critical acclaim – it was the only Irish album on MOJO’s Top Ten Folk Albums for 2007.  She received the “Best Trad Music Act 2008” award from UK publication ‘The Irish World’, and “Best Fiddle/Violin 2008” by the American-based ‘Irish Music Association’.  Along with touring extensively as a solo artist and with her own band, Niamh has also performed and recorded with The Chieftains, and with Carlos Núñez and in 2011 released a new album “The Basque Irish Connection”, in collaboration with Basque musician, Ibon Koteron.  She is currently working on her fourth album due for release in March 2013.  She has taught both fiddle and concertina and regularly gives workshops and masterclasses.