Kilkenny Arts Festival’s Secret Music Series is back for 2021 and today it’s the turn of singer Nell Ní Chróinín.
This is the third release in the pre-recorded series for this year’s festival, following performances from Laoise Kelly and Francesco Turrisi.
A firm Festival favourite Nell Ní Chróinín hails from the Irish speaking Múscraí Gaeltacht of West Cork. This area is historically linked with a strong heritage of song and music. Nell was exposed to these local traditions of the area from a very young age.
Nell is also the youngest ever recipient to receive ‘TG4’s Gradam Ceoil Traditional Singer of the Year‘ award in 2012 and the prestigious Corn Uí Riada award which she was awarded in 2014.
Nell remains true to her local Múscraí Gaeltacht singing heritage, citing the local influences of her parents, Máire Ní Cheilleachair, Eoiní Maidhicí Ó Suilleabháin and Eilís Ní Shuilleabháin.
This performance was recorded at Rothe House. For more on the series, visit kilkennyarts.ie.