Location: Cafe Sessions @ Chapter 1 - Main St. Cavan
Admission: Suggested donation: Waged €5 Unwaged €3
Blue Valentines presents “I am niamh’ at Café Sessions Chapter 1
Special Guest: Lily Burke
Thursday: 19 November 8pm
Thursday 03 December: Stephen James Smith
Adm: Suggested donation €5 unwaged €3
Assisted by Cavan Co. Council Arts Awards & The Anglo Celt.
i am niamh, comprises primarily of Dublin based solo project artist, Niamh Parkinson. Her musical style has be considered Avant-garde, shown through her classically trained voice with idiosyncratic tendencies in her music.
Since Niamh’s début EP Launch in 2013, I am Niamh has played an impressive number of shows, including a prime slot at Body & Soul Festival and toured around the UK. Her EP is receiving extensive national airplay, playing on top stations as RTE Lyric FM, 98FM and RTE Radio 1. She has recently toured successfully around Germany and has supported Elenor McEvoy. i am niamh has been shortlisted for the Big Break Hot Press competition!
“i am niamh’s challenging yet ultimately rewarding sound is something quite unique. Her debut EP is a good taster of that soprano voice and quirky, endearing style of hers, as well as an introduction to her classical roots- this is one well-trained musician….A multi talented artist for the future.”
i am niamh’s sound has been described as unique, it remains close to Niamh’s classical roots which resounds in her vocals. i am niamh is a multi- instrumentalist, she uses her voice, cello, digital piano, percussive instruments and skillful intertwines them together with a loop pedal to create a complex palate of sounds. Her music takes unexpected interesting turns in each song. Niamh’s vocals have been compared to Regina Spektor, Tori Amos, Kate Bush and Julie Feeney. Drawing from a variety of influences, such as Joanna Newsom, Bjork, Debussy and Stravinsky to name but a few. i am niamh performs as a solo artist with loop pedal and laptop , she also performs with string players and guitarist . i am niamh is currently working on her debut album.
"Classically trained soprano Niamh Parkinson cites everyone from Debussy to Deerhoof as an influence, and it shows. Her eerie, modern piano riffs and bold string arrangements make her one for Regina Spektor and Kate Bush devotees."
TIME OUT LONDON