New Book Published by Dr. Clare Carroll of the QC Irish Studies Program and the Comparative Literature Department
The QC Irish Studies Program warmly welcomes Niamh O'Brien as our newest member. In addition to editing and conducting many of our oral history interviews, she will be coordinating Irish music programs at Queens College. Niamh is a harp player, singer, composer and arranger from County Limerick. She completed her undergraduate degree in Irish Music and Dance at the Irish World Academy, UL, in 2014. During that time Niamh spent one semester at the Sibelius Academy for the Arts in Helsinki.
Since graduating she has recorded and performed with various groups and soloists including AnTara, Alyth McCormack, Sionna and Hoodman Blind. All of these groups are rooted in traditional music but take influence from various genres including Indian classical music, medieval song and electronic music. Niamh has a passion mixed media performances and has been involved in the arrangement and performance of music for contemporary dance performances such as IN LiMBO (Kristyn Fontanella) and The Second Coming (Fidget Feet) as well as radio documentaries and poetry readings.