Niamh is one of ten composers from the island of Ireland to feature in a new publication “Folk Tunes from the Women”, a bumper book of over 150 contemporary tunes from 100 female composers from Britain and Ireland, curated by musician Kathryn Tickell and published by Faber Music.
This album is a pleasure from start to finish – great tunes and great playing; full of life, emotion and that extra little something that makes the music sparkle.
Ní Charra is a superb, multi-dimensional musician, but she also has the sort of outstanding taste and reach that can really take a recording project and tie it together. The results here are a total knockout!
Ms Ní Charra has perfected the art of the medley, mixing and matching styles and rhythms in a single set, constantly adding little surprises… One of the best albums of 2021 so far!
The core duo have a synergy rarely heard in traditional music…They will be a must-see duo once lockdown is lifted. Until then you can play this on repeat. I know I will.