Brigid O Neill
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“An immensely gifted story-teller whose songs soar to new heights in the live environment” Hot Press
Recent years have seen Brigid O’Neill gaining a deserved reputation as one of Ireland’s finest songwriters. Reviews of her critically acclaimed latest releases, have reaffirmed that the gifted artist is one of the most versatile, unique and fearless storytellers on the island. This 3-piece band show with top class musicians, is part of a tour to launch Brigid’s highly acclaimed new album The Truth and Other Stories, recorded in Nashville with grammy-nominated producer Neilson Hubbard (Mary Gauthier, the Orphan Brigade).
Described by Fiachna O’Braonáin RTÉ, as a “beautiful songwriter with great empathy and sensitivity” and Ralph McLean of BBC Radio Ulster as “a great songwriter with a voice that can break your heart at 30 paces” Brigid’s music effortlessly weaves elements of folk, country and jazz into relatable tales of happiness, heartbreak and the human condition. Whilst echoes of artists such as Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and Mary Black come to mind, O’Neill’s voice and sound is very much her own.
With 4 critically acclaimed previous album releases, Touchstone and Intangible Heritage being the latest, she has performed worldwide, including the world-famous Bluebird Cafe and is a recipient of numerous Arts Council and music industry awards, most recently long listed for the NI Music Prize and Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent Competition.
“Brigid O’Neill is supremely confident both musically and lyrically.” Glastonbury Festival.
“She understands the craft of songwriting intuitively and there’s an honesty and integrity in her work that is very special.” – Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster.
“A rising star of Co. Down” Fiachna O’Braonáin RTE Radio 1