Autumn Masterclasses

The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer – life goes on – Heading back to teach in BCFE shortly but I am now also working from home, and available to help students improve their singing, traditional, folk and other genres. One-on-one classes, one-off classes, or a series of classes, tailored to the student who wants to improve.

Niamh singing in Church at SOMA festival
Niamh Singing at SOMA

Classes in singing, building confidence, performance – and also Master Classes in Traditional Song / Building Repertoire / Provenance of songs, research aids / Performance Skills / CD/Recording pre-production, mentoring… and more.
Interested Students contact me at

#traditionalsong, #lifelonglearning, #Masterclassesintrad, #1-on-1classes.

The next Bandcamp Friday is September 2nd from midnight Pacific Time (that’s 8 am gmt Friday for 24 hours)

If you’ve started to feel guilty about buying music on any other day of the month, 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 (as millions of you have, with close to $1 billion now paid directly to artists), an average of 82% reaches the artist/label. Every day is a good day to support artists on Bandcamp!

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 –

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 –

With Lead singer of the Johnstons, Lucy Johnston 2011

Updated tour dates here –