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From the islands - New Music from Niall McCabe

‘I am a white wave. I am the cool water that flows past the sterns of the small boat and the wet ropes’ 

 

    

 

    The opening lines of Niall McCabe’s upcoming single ‘Borders’ remind us of his upbringing just a few steps from the pier on Clare Island off Ireland’s rugged west coast. Growing up in the island’s only pub Niall absorbed the songs, stories and conversations of his home through the floorboards of his youth.

 

    First playing traditional Irish and folk music and later branching out into rock and soul, Niall’s current project sees him return in a small way to his roots. Having achieved national success with his folk/soul project The Niall McCabe Band (With an RTE 1 album of the week and appearances on The Saturday Night Show & The John Murray Show), Niall has begun his first solo project by embracing elements of his traditional roots- accordions and mandolins now intertwine with synths and drums as he begins to search for a new space between his contrasting musical influences. 

    2018 saw Niall team up with Irish New Wave Trad group Beoga. Providing vocals for their live concerts, Niall has featured as support for Ed Sheeran in Pairc Ui Caoimh, 2019 US Tour with Johnny Swim and November UK and Ireland Tour with Foy Vance. 

    His first solo release ‘Borders’ will be out Nov 25th. Recorded by Sean Og Graham in Bannview Studios in County Antrim, the song sonically and lyrically traces the outlines of the new direction Niall wants to discover. Grounded in a sense of ‘home’ and ‘tradition’, but setting out from there to find new and uncharted grounds beyond.  

New Single November 2019

Borders - Niall McCabe
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Upcoming Events

  • Ulster Concert Orchestra (With Beoga)
    ICC Belfast | Waterfront Hall
    16 Mar 2019, 19:00
    ICC Belfast | Waterfront Hall, 2 Lanyon Pl, Belfast BT1 3WH, UK
  • The Blue Haven Kinsale
    Blue Haven Hotel Kinsale
    26 Feb 2019, 21:20
    Blue Haven Hotel Kinsale, 3 Pearse St, Sleveen, Kinsale, Co. Cork, P17 NA72, Ireland

Upcoming Events

  • Culture Night Dingle
    nelliefreds
    20 Sep 2019, 21:30
    nelliefreds, Spa Rd, Grove, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
    Niall will be playing in Nellie Fred’s, Dingle for Culture Night 2019. Full band featuring Davey Ryan (drums), Rory McCarthy (piano), Patrick Lucy (guitar) and Cormac Hennessy (bass). Local support act tba. Doors 9:30pm
  • Sounds From a Safe Harbour
    O'Sho
    15 Sep 2019, 17:00
    O'Sho, 13A Barrack St, Ballintemple, Cork, Co. Cork, T12 Y720, Ireland
    Niall will be playing a collection of new material from his upcoming solo project as part of the Sounds from a Safe Harbour Festival in O’Sho, Barrack Street. Niall will be joined by Davey Ryan (drums), Cormac McCarthy (piano), Chris McCarthy (Bass) and Patrick Lucy (guitar) and admission is free.
  • Beoga US Tour
    United States
    07 May 2019, 14:00 – 11 Jun 2019, 18:00
    United States, United States
    Gone Fishing (in the US). Niall will be out singing with Beoga around the US from the 7th May - 11th June.
  • Bantry House
    Bantry House
    28 Apr 2019, 17:00 – 21:00
    Bantry House, Seafield, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland
    Three amazing original artists play for the Between The Hearth Sessions in Bantry house starting at 5pm
  • Ulster Concert Orchestra (With Beoga)
    ICC Belfast | Waterfront Hall
    16 Mar 2019, 19:00
    ICC Belfast | Waterfront Hall, 2 Lanyon Pl, Belfast BT1 3WH, UK
  • The Blue Haven Kinsale
    Blue Haven Hotel Kinsale
    26 Feb 2019, 21:20
    Blue Haven Hotel Kinsale, 3 Pearse St, Sleveen, Kinsale, Co. Cork, P17 NA72, Ireland

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