Niamh Regan is a Galway singer-songwriter with a classic folk sound that stretches back to Karen Dalton but can also be heard on the newest music from Laura Marling.

last year, she gave us ‘She’ in that vein and this week, Regan released a 5-track EP.

Check out the video for ‘Tried To’ from the EP:

A launch gig happens in Whelan’s Dublin with support from Saramai on April 30th.

Hear the EP in full:

Buy on iTunes.

Posted on April 4th, 2017


I caught a bit of Niamh Regan’s set after the Sing Along Social at Electric Picnic at the start of this month and was taken by the University of Limerick-attending Galway singer-songwriter’s voice.

Regan’s voice has the inflections of UK folk music singers like This Is The Kit, to a lesser extent, Laura Marling combined with the gasping rasps of Karen Dalton. It’s a timbre that is commanding and wise, that pushes vowels around in interesting ways. You can detect a Nick Drake influence on the music too.

Check out the lilting folk of debut single ‘She’, a song about a captivating lady.

The song has been added to the Nialler9 New Irish Music playlist.

Posted on September 22nd, 2016