May 2022

Coming up this month…. A concert in Slane, 15 minutes from home which will feel strange for someone who generally tours outside of Ireland.

The Johnston’s Festival, Slane – Sat 21st May in St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland, Slane. Tickets can be obtained in the Tourist Office Slane Phone 041-9824000.

We really enjoyed our trip to the Netherlands – met old friends and new. It was great to be back on stage, although struggling with lyrics was expected! A big Thank you to Koen, Joke, Hanneke and Karin for arranging such wonderful concerts.

Here are some songs from one concert – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWowdG_AYBs&list=UU_nfzsbWf98Im-alfspKiEg

June will bring us to England – yay.

Spring 2022

Hi all. I’ve been keeping my head down but have had a few nights out in the last month, including our Students’ gig in the Cobblestone pub.

Hoping to get back singing and rehearsing (I’ve been finding it hard to sing to nobody)…. I’ve two little tours coming up April and June and also I have been invited to sing at the annual Johnston’s Festival near where I live in Slane, Co. Meath in May. The Johnston’s were a huge influence on me as a child, and I was honoured to sing with the remaining band in 2011, to celebrate 30 years since lead singer Adrienne Johnston went missing. Details of this year’s festival will be up soon on their facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/johnstonsfolkfest

With Lead singer of the Johnstons, Lucy Johnston 2011

Updated tour dates here – https://niamhparsons.com/tour-dates/

Saturday 23rd October 2021

Delighted to be part of this year’s Patrick O’Keeffe Festival in Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

Saturday 23rd October 2021
3.30pm

Singing Concert

Venue: Hartnett’s Bar

Don Stiffe
Mickey MacConnell
Ella Marie O’Dwyer
Tim Dennehy
Niamh Parsons

September 3rd ’21

https://niamhparsons.bandcamp.com/

Bandcamp Friday 3rd September 2021

From Bandcamp…….On the first Friday of every month since March of 2020, we’ve waived our revenue share to help support the many artists who have seen their livelihoods disrupted by the pandemic. Over the course of these 14 days, fans paid artists and labels $59 million dollars, helping cover rents, mortgages, groceries, medications, and much more. If you’re among the nearly 800,000 fans who participated, thank you.The next Bandcamp Friday will be on September 3rd, and we’ll continue to hold those on the first Friday of every month thereafter for the rest of 2021.If you’ve started to feel guilty about buying music on any day other than Bandcamp Friday, here’s something to keep in mind: on Bandcamp Fridays, an average of 93% of your money reaches the artist/label (after payment processor fees). When you make a purchase on any other day of the month (as 2.5 million of you have since March, buying an additional $190 million worth of music and merch) an average of 82% reaches the artist/label. Every day is a good day to directly support artists on Bandcamp!

Bandcamp Friday

So Here’s to You -…

https://niamhparsons.bandcamp.com/track/so-heres-to-you-the-flogging-reel-trim-the-velvet-fred-finns-reels

Graham and Tony singing

FROM BANDCAMP – On the first Friday of every month since March of 2020, we’ve waived our revenue share to help support the many artists who have seen their livelihoods disrupted by the pandemic. Over the course of these 13 days, fans paid artists and labels $56 million dollars, helping cover rents, mortgages, groceries, medications, and much more. If you’re among the nearly 800,000 fans who participated, thank you.The next Bandcamp Friday will be on August 6th, and we’ll continue to hold those on the first Friday of every month thereafter for the rest of 2021.If you’ve started to feel guilty about buying music on any day other than Bandcamp Friday, here’s something to keep in mind: on Bandcamp Fridays, an average of 93% of your money reaches the artist/label (after payment processor fees). When you make a purchase on any other day of the month (as 2.5 million of you have since March, buying an additional $190 million worth of music and merch) an average of 82% reaches the artist/label. Every day is a good day to directly support artists on Bandcamp….

Solo@Home on YouTube Droichead Arts Centre

Solo@Home comprises of 8 weeks of videos, curated by singer/songwriter S.J.McArdle in association with Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, and LMFM Independent Radio station. The series lineup includes myself, Niamh Regan, Thomas Walsh, Dagogo Hart, Sonny Condell, Oliver Cole, Róisin Ward Morrow and Sean Mathews. I was honoured and delighted to be included and throughout the series there will be 5 songs which I recorded at home – of course – loosely based on the theme ‘Women of the Night’. My songs are included in Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4 – with my final song in Episode 7. Here is the final episode.

Solo@Home comprises of 8 weeks of videos, curated by singer/songwriter S.J.McArdle in association with Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, and LMFM Independent Radio station. The series lineup includes myself, Niamh Regan, Thomas Walsh, Dagogo Hart, Sonny Condell, Oliver Cole, Róisin Ward Morrow and Sean Mathews. I was honoured and delighted to be included and throughout the series there will be 5 songs which I recorded at home – of course – loosely based on the theme ‘Women of the Night’. My songs are included in Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4 – with my final song in Episode 7

Solo@Home comprises of 8 weeks of videos, curated by singer/songwriter S.J.McArdle in association with Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, and LMFM Independent Radio station. The series lineup includes myself, Niamh Regan, Thomas Walsh, Dagogo Hart, Sonny Condell, Oliver Cole, Róisin Ward Morrow and Sean Mathews. I was honoured and delighted to be included and throughout the series there will be 5 songs which I recorded at home – of course – loosely based on the theme ‘Women of the Night’. Songs included in Episodes 1, 2, 3 and 4 so far.

Episode 6

Episode 5

Episode 4 will be premiered on Sunday 6th June at 11 am – why not put a reminder!

GIG FOR GAZA

Myself and Graham are very honoured to be part of this fund-raiser organised by Musicians Union of Ireland and SIPTU.

The Gig for Gaza will be available on Monday on the MUSICIANS UNION OF IRELAND Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/MusiciansUnionofIreland/posts/1525948087736595 and also on the SIPTU Digital YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/siptudigital

If anyone cannot access Facebook, donations can be made on the Middle East Children’s Alliance website https://secure.everyaction.com/AUWs21rKXUW_obajEMyeXA2