Niall Hanna & Rachel McGarrity

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Niall Hanna is a traditional folk singer and songwriter from Derrytresk in Co. Tyrone. In early 2018 he burst on to the Irish folk scene with the release of his first solo album of songs ‘Autumn Winds’. Featuring some well-known Ulster ballads, the album also displayed Niall’s ability as a young songwriter. The title track ‘Autumn Winds’ was nominated for ‘Best Original Track’ at the RTE Folk Awards in October 2018.

Rachel McGarrity is a traditional fiddle player and classical violinist from Dungannon, Co. Tyrone. who has worked as a session musician in the Bardic theatre productions, and has also featured on several studio albums including Niall Hanna’s ‘Autumn Winds’, where she also provided vocals.

Is amhránaí agus scríbhneoir amhrán traidisiúnta cheol na ndaoine Niall Hanna. Is as Doire Triosca i gContae Thír Eoghain ó dhúchas é. Tháinig sé ar shaol cheol na ndaoine go luath in 2018 nuair a eisíodh an chéad albam aonair amhrán s’aigesean ‘Autumn Winds’. Chomh maith le bailéid cháiliúla ó Chúige Uladh ar an albam, léirigh an t-albam cumas Néill mar scríbhneoir amhrán óg. Ainmníodh an traic teidil ‘Autumn Winds’ don ‘Bunamhrán Is Fearr’ ag Duaiseanna Cheol na nDaoine RTÉ i mí Dheireadh Fómhair 2018. Is fidléir traidisiúnta agus veidhleadóir clasaiceach Rachel McGarrity. Is as Dún Geanainn, Co. Thír Eoghain í. D’oibrigh sí mar cheoltóir seisiúin i léiriúcháin Bhardamharclannaíochta agus sheinn sí ar roinnt albam stiúideo, ina measc ‘Autumn Winds’ le Niall Hanna, ar ar chan sí.