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What bookers say

“A great performer and fully formed songwriter, armed with songs of real depth. Niall Connolly consistently delivers captivating shows to sold out audiences. A real pleasure to both work and listen to.”

—Coughlan’s, Cork, Ireland (Voted Best Irish Venue 2013)

“Niall Connolly wowed a packed house at The Gealach Gorm Festival with his thought provoking songs and witty insight into life as he knows it.”
—Geallach Gorm Songwriter Festival, Ireland

“Niall Connolly is one of my absolute favorite musicians to book at the museum. His incredible talents as a songwriter are matched only by the ease with which he captivates a room.
—Lara Ewen, booker, Free Music Fridays at the American Folk Art Museum

The music, writing and raw poetic brilliance of Niall Connolly knows no limit, only honest hope that pierces the soul, expressing what humanity could be if we only opened up our hearts and got out of the way!”

—Art Heffron, Strings & Wood Concerts, Colorado

“Ireland’s best kept secret.”

—12 Bar Club, London

“Niall Connolly rocks… his brand of Storm The Castle music blows me away every time.

—Ken Rockwood, Rockwood Music Hall, NYC

Most played U.S. cities
  1. New York, NY
  2. Boston, MA
  3. Chicago, IL
  4. Denver, CO
  5. Los Angeles, CA
  6. Portland, OR
  7. Seattle, WA
  8. Athens, GA
  9. Minneapolis, MN
Festivals
  • Prospect Heights Music and Arts Festival
    (Headline act 2015, USA)
  • CMJ (USA)
  • Big City Folk Festival (USA)
  • Glastonbury (UK)
  • Prague Fringe Festival (Czech Republic)
  • Indie Week (Canada)
  • Le Festival Interceltique (France)
  • Glasgow West End Festival (Scotland)
  • Cork Folk Festival (Ireland)
  • Gealach Gorm Songwriter Festival (Ireland)
  • Islands of Song Festival (Newfoundland, Canada)


Countries toured
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Niall's following

4,511

Likes & Friends

2,271

ReverbNation fans

1,252

Subscribers

434

Followers

What fans say

“I love watching Niall live. I’ve travelled far and wide to see him play. He has a way of capturing the mood of the room so you can just sit back and enjoy the performance and forget about all your worries.”

Tim

“He is an amazing performer and wonderful storyteller and also very witty and funny—especially in German.”

—Mel, Germany

“Connolly is a folksinger in the true sense- songs about people, but also for people. The songs find the universal in the personal, in a manner reminiscent of John Prine or Guy Clark.”

—John

Niall’s live show is a pure joy. He is a pirate ship in his own storm of a fully lived, felt and thought life. He loves nothing more than to take you on his ride of ever colliding optimism, anxiety, anger, regret, melancholy, melody, smutty jokes, lost landscapes, pulling yourself up by your boot straps. His set makes you feel as curious and grateful for life as he does.”

—Abe

Niall is available to perform solo or with band

Niall’s current band:

  • Niall Connolly: Vocals and acoustic guitar
  • Dennis Cronin: Trumpet, vibraphonette, piano, melodica, guitar.
  • Chris Foley: Electric guitar
  • Len Monachello: Drums, bass and vocals
  • Brandon Wilde: Bass and vocals

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