RTE Radio1 Folk Award Nomination

So delighted to have been nominated for an RTE Radio1 Folk Award in the best emerging artist category. Thanks very much to RTE Radio1 and all the radio shows that have supported my music. It is so appreciated! The awards ceremony is this Thursday 17th Nov in Vicar Street, Dublin. Wish me luck!

Photo by Joe Laverty Photography

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New Video – Whisper Project

I’m delighted to share a live session I recorded earlier this year in the historic Armagh Gaol.

Armagh Gaol was built in the 1700’s and was Ulster’s main Women’s prison. The last female inmates were imprisoned here in the 1980’s. The gaol is permanently closed with no access to the public. It has a fascinating and sad history which I urge you to read about. It was a real honour to be allowed in to do something creative. Huge thanks to Amberlea Neely, Roisin Fee, Brian Johnston, Gregory Wilson and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council for allowing access.

Thankyou also to Joe Laverty of the Whisper Project for filming and editing, Stevie Lennox on sound and Zarah Fleming on Cello. It was a freezing day and i’m so grateful to everyone for helping create something beautiful. Check it out below.

EP Launch

Such a beautiful night launching my EP at The Sunflower bar as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival. Thankyou to the wonderful audience, Katie McGown, Zarah Fleming, Niall McNamee, John McGurgan, Sean Kelly and everyone at CQAF. So great to be out playing again! More gig announcements coming soon.

Photos courtesy of Chordblossom/Jonah Gardner

New Video and EP Launch

Official lyric video for my song ‘La Lune’ is released today which also marks exactly one month until my EP Launch!

Sat 30th April in The Sunflower Belfast as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts festival. Joining me on the night are wonderful string duo Zarah Fleming (Cello) and Katie McGown (Violin) with support by the brilliant Niall McNamee. I’ll be playing songs from both albums and my new EP as well as some of my favourite covers. To come along tickets are available here. Can’t wait to share some music with you all!

‘La Lune’ out now

‘La Lune’ the new single from Ciara O’Neill out now on Spotify and Apple Music

Currently No 1 on BBC Radio Ulster and No 2 on the RTE Radio 1 AirPlay chart

Praise for ‘La Lune’

‘Mesmerising, it takes you away like all good music should’ Ralph McLean – BBC Radio Ulster

‘Beautiful, Beautiful song’ Marie-Louise Muir – Culture Cafe

‘Absolutely Beautiful’ Joe Lindsay – BBC Radio Ulster

‘Gorgeous song’ Lynette Faye – BBC Radio Ulster

‘Love this song…look her up’ Shay Byrne – RTE Radio 1