Niamh Strong Sings Eva Cassidy

  • 20th Dec
  • 20:00
  • €16 / €14
  • Droichead Arts Centre,

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Friday 20th December

Think of a beautiful tapestry with many vibrant colours, of blues, soul and jazz. This is the incredible voice of Niamh Strong.

Born into one of Ireland’s musical families, Niamh’s father was legendary blues musician Rob Strong is the legendary Blues performer, while brother Andrew played Decco Cuff in The Commitments.

Niamh joined her band, The Three, at 18 and penned several original songs. Four of these songs were selected for her first demo. John Polinsky, a musical lawyer from New York, heard this demo and arranged two showcases in New York in Arlene’s Grocery Store and the Cutting Rooms. Several A&R people from different major record labels attended the showcases which were a huge success.

Niamh finally decided to go with Robert E. Pineda from blue legend Ray Charles’ company. She was brought to Los Angeles to record one of the original songs and shoot a video. Charles described Niamh as having “moments of genius in her voice.”

Niamh returned home to complete her education and raise her son, but continued her singing. She has travelled to every part of the world, performing with her brother, Andrew Strong. She has gained a wealth of experience, performing at many large festivals and arenas throughout Europe, USA, Canada and Australia.

In March 2018 Niamh completed her new album, Niamh Strong Sing’s Eva Cassidy, and now performs this tribute to her idol live on stage.