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CARA interview with Niamh Ní Charra

By dfogarty - Posted on 08 September 2011

Niamh Ní Charra is an internationally acclaimed Irish musician who specialises in the fiddle and concertina. Born in Killarney, County Kerry in South-West Ireland, Niamh, at only 10 years of age, played support to the legendary group The Chieftains and participated as soloist fiddle player for over eight years in Riverdance performances all over Europe, Asia and North America. Her CV includes over 2500 performances with Riverdance and numerous awards and distinctions. Niamh has also taught music in Dublin at the National Academy for the Preservation of Traditional Culture in Ireland (Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Eireann) and in recent years has been constantly touring. Over the last four years, she has been playing as part of the Galician band run by the traditional Galician bagpiper Carlos Núñez and in 2010, she began a project with Basque musician Ibón Koteron, which has led to the creation of "The Irish Basque Connection" which will be presented this Monday, 12th September 2011 in the Campos Elíseos Theatre, Bilbao. All are welcome.

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