Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region


Niamh Ni Charra in New Jersey! by midatlanticcce
July 19, 2009, 7:23 pm
Filed under: Concert, New Jersey

Niamh Ní Charra Band

Thursday, July 23, 2009, 8:00 pm.

Sussex County Community College
1 College Hill Rd
Newton, NJ

Fiddle and concertina player Niamh Ni Charra will be performing at Sussex Community College this Thursday.

Niamh hails from Killarney, where she started playing music at the age of 4. An All-Ireland Champion on both fiddle and concertina, Niamh had supported The Chieftains and Noel Hill, in addition to performing at festivals throughout France and England, before reaching her teens. She toured Europe, Asia and North America for 8 years as a soloist with Riverdance, performing in over 2500 shows, before returning to Ireland where she is now based.

She has taught both fiddle and concertina at Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann’s national headquarters, An Culturlann, in Monkstown, and regularly gives workshops on both instruments. She released her debut album “On Da Thaobh / From Both Sides” in 2007 to much critical acclaim – it was the only Irish album to make MOJO’s Top Ten Folk Albums for 2007. She was also presented with the “Best Trad Music Act 2008” award by The Irish World, the largest newspaper for the Irish community in Britain. Along with performing regularly as a solo artist, Niamh also tours extensively as a member of the Carlos Nunez band.

She’s a wonderful musician and it promises to be a great concert!

Click here to visit her website (yes, there is a wide array of sound samples).

Click here for her MySpace site (some great sound samples as well).

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