Here is the latest video from Beoga singer Niamh Dunne with a track taken from here debut album called Portraits. Its a snapshot of were she is at the moment with here music. The title " The Beauty of Limerick" is a theme that runs through the album with a number of songs having a Limerick theme, sourced locally from the rich musical heritage that exists in that county. We spoke to here recently as part of a future interview for Tradconnect and she confirmed her confidence in her City and its music.
"The main thing for me about the album, and I don't know if I set out to do it or if it evolved that way is the interest in Limerick, and traditional songs from Limerick and our local singers. That was the basis for how the material came together on the album. Not all the songs are from Limerick, we do cover other material and songwriters as well. For me it comes from the fact that I travel so much. I am living in Antrim at the moment and it's funny when you go away you start to appreciate where you are from a bit more, it becomes more poignant to you. I am very proud of my little City and County. In a very small way this was my gesture to show the great musical side to Limerick and the rich culture that exists there. "
Niamh has been a member of the band Beoga for the last 7 years and has toured extensively and recorded 3 CDs, including the Grammy short listed “The Incident” in 2009 and the Irish Echoes number 1 album of 2011, “how to tune a fish”. The Wall Street Journal describes them as “the most exciting new traditional band to emerge from Ireland this century.”
We will be following up with an album review and interview so watch this space. In the interim visit her website www.niamhdunne.com