Fiddle, Concertina, Musical Director
Niamh hails from Killarney, Ireland,. A multiple award winner on both fiddle and concertina, she toured for 8 years as a soloist with Riverdance, performing in over 2500 shows.
Her debut album “Ón Dá Thaobh / From Both Sides” in 2007 was the only Irish album on MOJO’s Top Ten Folk Albums for 2007. She received the “Best Trad Music Act 2008” award from The Irish World, and “Best Fiddle/Violin 2008” by the U.S. based Irish Music Association. Her second album “Súgach Sámh / Happy Out” was listed in NY Journalist Earle Hitchner’s Top 30 albums of 2010, and as “probably the best album of 2010” in Irish Music Magazine. She was nominated for “Top Solo Performer 2011″ in the Irish Music Awards and in January 2012 was awarded “Female Musician of the Year 2012″ in the Live Ireland Music Awards, compiled by renowned industry critic Bill Margeson. Niamh has also performed and recorded with The Chieftains, and with Carlos Núñez. and recently released a new album “The Basque Irish Connection”, in collaboration with Basque musician Ibon Koteron. She regularly gives workshops and masterclasses. www.niamhnicharra.com