Niamh Parsons

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Niamh Parsons (born in Dublin, Ireland) is a singer of contemporary and traditional Irish music.[1][2]

Niamh Parsons started her professional career in 1990, in Belfast. Having been singing at sessions around Dublin, Niamh first joined the band Killera from 1984-89. Joining her husband Dee with his band the Loose Connections in 1990, Parsons released two CDs with this band. Since then she has toured extensively in Europe and the USA with the Loose Connections, the traditional group Arcady and with Dublin guitarist Graham Dunne, with whom she has been playing since 1999. She has also appeared solo at many festivals and venues in Ireland, USA, Italy, Denmark, Holland, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Japan and Great Britain.[3][4]

She was asked to play before President Clinton and Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern in Capitol Hill, Washington. She has also made several appearances on the Irish TV station RTE. She has released seven albums since 1992. Her 2002 album Heart's Desire won the 2003 Association for Independent Music award.[5]

Niamh Parsons in Dublin.

Discography[edit]

  • Loosely Connected
(1992; with the Loose Connections - Greentrax Records)
  • Many Happy Returns
(1994; ARCADY - Dara Records and Shanachie Records)
  • Loosen Up
(1997; with the Loose Connections; Green Linnet GLI 1167)[6]
  • Blackbirds and Thrushes
(1999; Green Linnet GLI 1197)
  • In My Prime
(2000; with Graham Dunne; Green Linnet GLI 1203)
  • Heart's Desire
(2002; with Graham Dunne; Green Linnet GLI 1219)[3]
  • Live at Fylde
(2005, with Graham Dunne)
  • The Old Simplicity
(2006; with Graham Dunne; Green Linnet GLI 1232)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Irish music gets younger and older at the same time, Boston Globe, March 16, 2001.
  2. ^ Alarik, Scott (2003). Deep Community: Adventures in the Modern Folk Underground. Cambridge, Mass.: Black Wolf Press. ISBN 0-9720270-1-7. 
  3. ^ a b Richardson, Derk (May–June 2003). Review. Yoga Journal. p. 184. Retrieved 12 November 2009. 
  4. ^ Wallis, Geoff (2001). The Rough Guide to Irish Music. London: Rough Guides Ltd. pp. 115–117. ISBN 1-85828-642-5. 
  5. ^ Website
  6. ^ Review: Irish Music Magazine

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