Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh is an award-winning traditional singer and musician from Corca Dhuibhne, Co.Kerry. A leading exponent of the sean nós style, her repertoire also includes songs from a wide variety of folk and contemporary sources. Her childhood in West Kerry saw her immersed in a rich cultural environment and vital living tradition, which was to be hugely influential on the foundation of her distinctive vocal and instrumental sound.
She 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 performing as a solo artist. Muireann is also a popular television presenter, having hosted a range of programmes for Irish and Scottish TV over the past decade including the celebrated traditional music series “Port”, now in its third season. Most recently, she has also turned her attention to a collaborative electronic music project entitled Aeons.
Muireann will be performing material from her new album Foxglove and Fuschia on Saturday 14th April Upstairs at The White Horse.
“One of the earthiest and most distinctive voices, not just in traditional circles, but anywhere” – The Irish Times
"I think she is singing more beautifully than ever, mysterious perfection" Dónal Lunny
"Muireann’s gorgeously resonant voice is in particularly fine form these days, and her inventive approach to both old and new material reflects an artist whose mojo is hitting full throttle." Siobhán Long, The Irish Times
Muireann will be joined by Gerry O'Beirne, native of the west of Ireland and reared there and in west Africa, Gerry O’Beirne is a self taught master of the six and twelve string, slide guitar and ukulele and other stringed instruments. Many of his songs have been recorded by well known artists on the Irish music scene including Mary Black, Maura O’Connell and Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh. His own albums have received much acclaim around the world, and he produced and arranged music for many others including Patrick Street, Kevin Burke and Micheál O’Domhnaill.
She will also be joined by Donal O'Connor, son of the celebrated fiddler Gerry O’Connor and revered singer Eithne Ní Uallacháin of Lá Lugh. A multi-instrumentalist, Dónal O’Connor has established himself as one of Ireland’s leading producers. As a musician and composer he has played and recorded with the likes of Liam Ó Maonlaí, Duke Special, Grainne Holland, Davy Spillane, Moya Brennan, Dónal Lunny, Steve Cooney, Mary Dillon, Cathal McConnell, Bob Brozman, John Spillane, Lumiere and Barry Kerr.