Niamh Bury | 19th July 2024

Ever since releasing her first single with Claddagh Records in July 2023, Dubliner Niamh Bury has been hailed as one of Irish folk’s most exciting new talents; a particularly prestigious coup during a time when the genre is garnering so much attention around the world. Her debut album Yellow Roses is out on Friday 29th March on Claddagh Records. 

April will see Niamh embark upon a live tour of Ireland and the UK. 

With influences as wide-ranging as Laura Marling, Fiona Apple and Paul Simon, to name a few, Niamh Bury’s music will resonate with fans of artists like Big Thief, Ye Vagabonds and Billie Marten. 

The respected UK music magazine CLASH referred to Niamh in an interview as “The rising voice breaking boundaries for Irish folk”. RTÉ Radio 1 has added all of her singles to their coveted ‘RTÉ Radio 1 Recommends’ list. The Sunday Times featured her on the cover of their Culture Magazine as her first single ‘Beehive’ was released – an incredible achievement for a new artist – such is the regard in which Niamh and her music are held. 

Ending 2023 on a high note, Niamh stunned audiences at Other Voices Dingle where she played three very special sets: an intimate acoustic concert at An Diséart against the backdrop of the chapel’s famous Harry Clarke stained glass windows – to say you could hear a pin drop is an understatement; a packed out O’Sullivan’s Courthouse which delighted those lucky enough to squeeze into the tiny pub; and an incredible, string-laden performance at Other Voices’ The Other Room venue, accompanied by revered musicians Caimin Gilmore on double bass and Kate Ellis on cello – this performance will be aired on RTÉ Two television on the 21st of March. 

Last December, Niamh stunned audiences at Other Voices Dingle where she played three very special sets. 2024 began with Niamh being named in The Irish Times’ noted ‘50 People to Watch in 2024’ list, shortlisted in the Best Emerging Artist category at the the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards and invited to perform as part of the ceremony, invited to perform at The London Irish Centre as part of their St. Patrick’s celebrations, and added to the incredible ‘Tradition Now’ line-up at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. 

Niamh has collaborated and shared the stage with acts like Dermot Kennedy, Ye Vagabonds, Martin Hayes, Myles O’Reilly, Niamh Regan and Cinder Well. 

In 2023, Niamh was hand-picked by Dermot Kennedy to play with him in an exclusive gig at one of Dublin’s favourite pubs, The Long Hall, as part of  Guinness’s Live and Rising campaign. 

She has performed at St. Patrick’s Festival, Body & Soul, Quiet Lights, and Dún Laoghaire Folk Festival, captivating audiences with uniquely stirring vocals, adept lyricism, and striking interpretations of old songs. 

Niamh is one of the chief organisers of the iconic traditional singing session The Night Before Larry Got Stretched, which famously takes place in The Cobblestone Pub on the last Sunday of every month and whose founders include members of Lankum. 

Niamh performs at The Millbank Theatre 19th July 2024 at 8:15pm. Tickets online now