Friday, January 03, 2014

Niamh Dunne #OTL14

There wasn’t a sand bag in sight in the Black Box today as Niamh Dunne fiddled and sang her way through an hour of material.

Backed by Seán Óg Graham on guitar and button accordion and Trevor Hutchinson on double bass. Niamh’s gentle Limerick (via Portglenone) lilt suited the Irish ballads, Nanci Griffith covers and her own storytelling material at lunchtime’s concert.

The Belfast audience giggled as Niamh explained the history behind her song Ballyneety's Walls which catalogues a skirmish in 1690 outside Limerick in which William of Orange lost his siege guns and ammunition … all explained and sung without mentioning the Williamites by name!

A quick snippet of one of Niamh's instrumental songs at lunchtime:

I’m liking this year’s caterers already: the three-bean stew was tasty but not spicy. Perfect.

Another three weeks of OTL festival left ... get your tickets now!

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